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Ribbons are slim strips of grass left behind when a sod field is harvested (in this photo, in a field of Floratam St. Augustine).  Ever notice how some turfgrasses will send out long stems with leaves attached? These runners will grow across the open spaces, develop roots, and fill in the harvested areas.  In about 6-12...
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Understanding the “New” SCMV New combination virus can cause lethal necrosis in St. Augustinegrass Key Points: The new SCMV appears to be a combination of two viruses.  A definitive test is still being developed for the second virus; it is not known when or how this virus entered the state. To date, this new SCMV...
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Don’t miss this year’s Growing Better, the 2018 TPF Annual Meeting and Field Day!  Compelling speakers, networking opportunities, and our on-farm Field Day at Lake Jem Farms promises to make this year one of our best. Click here to learn more…  
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The 2018 Winter Clippings newsletter is now online!  Read the full issue here, including these stories: Breeding a Better Bahiagrass Florida’s Constitutional Review Committee can add recommended changes directly to voters’ 2018 ballots.  Here are a few proposals causing concern… Quiet Strength co-author Nathan Whitaker to speak at 2018 Growing Better Annual Meeting Zoysia, St. Augustine...
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Bahiagrass has been a staple for Florida turf use for decades.  Originally introduced from South America in the early 1900s as a forage grass that could perform well in sandy soils, it soon gained popularity for turf applications that focused on low cost and the ability to survive without supplemental irrigation and fertilization. These characteristics...
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The Fall Clippings Newsletter is now online! Click on the link below to read these stories and more: Hurricane Irma’s Impacts Likely to Linger for Florida Sod Producers Certifying Florida Sod:  An Inspector’s Day Florida Golf Course Superintendents Help University Lab into the Future A look at UF / IFAS’s Evidence Based Turf Management Workshops...
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[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ]   Couldn’t make it for this year’s Field Day?  Here’s a quick look at what you missed, courtesy of Sod Solutions! Video: TPF Field Day 2014
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As a rule, most turfgrasses need six or more hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive.  So if your landscape has shady areas, here are a few tips: 1)  Measure how much sunlight those areas receive.  This doesn’t have to be exact; just walk outside (or look out the window) and jot a few notes...
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