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New tech aims to reduce concussions, keep players safe

January 17, 2017By

With legends like Bo Jackson saying he never would have played in the NFL if he had known about football’s risk of concussion, and with what feels like weekly studies reporting new findings on the relationship between turf and head trauma, helmet to helmet trauma, and so on, there seems to be a lot of information, but not a lot... read more

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Toro names winner of 2017 Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program

December 1, 2016By

The Toro Co. named this year’s winner of the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program. Sean McLaughlin, a plant science major at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), was selected and will be on hand at NRG Stadium in Houston for Super Bowl LI to assist the grounds crew in field preparations. Since 1967, Toro has partnered with... read more

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Five week blitz at Mile High

November 2, 2016By

The grounds crew at Sports Authority Field at Mile High had their work cut out for them at the beginning of the NFL season this year. Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos, kicked off the NFL season with five consecutive weeks of sporting events, including two preseason games, the Colorado State/Colorado rivalry college football game, the NFL season opener and... read more

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GT AirInject launches new product at GIE+EXPO

October 27, 2016By

GT AirInject, Inc., will unveil its newest product — the Air2HP portable aerifier tool — at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 20-21. The Air2HP is a portable aerifier tool designed to ease compaction, increase drainage and aerify turf. The Air2HP may be used to to increase drainage, aerify and ease compaction on lawns, in flowerbeds, around tree roots, and... read more

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A look at Kansas University’s Rock Chalk Park

August 26, 2016By

Opened three years ago, Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., houses women’s soccer, softball and track and field all in the same complex. Athletic Turf News stopped by to visit with Frank Masterson, director of the facility, to talk about the world-class track and what the complex means for the Kansas athletics program. read more

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