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Triangle Chemical Co. to distribute Cool Terra

March 18, 2016By

Cool Planet joined the Triangle Chemical Co. of Macon, Ga., in a distribution agreement for Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon. Triangle will distribute Cool Terra in the agricultural and turf and ornamental markets across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. “Triangle is a well-managed, success driven retailer that is ideally positioned to serve its Mid-Atlantic and Southeast growers and customers,” says... read more

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AstroTurf selected as the official synthetic turf of the NAIA

March 18, 2016By

The National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) has selected AstroTurf as the official synthetic turf of the NAIA. Dan Harris, a member of the NAIA Hall-of-Fame for his service as athletic director at Baker University, will act as liaison between the two organizations. Harris has served as a sales consultant to AstroTurf since 2013. “AstroTurf is an innovative company that has... read more

The truth about grass: 5 myths busted

March 9, 2016By

By: Melanie Stanton, executive director of Turfgrass Producers International. For many years, sports turf managers, field architects, and community leaders didn’t have much choice about the field surface they used. There were different varieties of grass available, but the primary focus was maintaining the field to maximize playability and player safety. The introduction of artificial turf in 1964, the recent... read more

Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association to host spring field day

March 7, 2016By

The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA) will host a spring field day March 23 at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. The event will provide an in-depth look at the tools and practices used at all levels to create safe, playable baseball fields. Some of the sports turf industry’s most respected professionals will share their insights with attendees regarding everything... read more

STMA reflects on annual conference, names 2016 board of directors

February 16, 2016By

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) hosted its 27th annual Conference & Exhibition Jan. 19-22 in San Diego, with more than 600 exhibitors and 1,200 attendees from a record of 48 states and 13 countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Peru and Scotland. The four-day event was highlighted by the Seminar on Wheels Tour at various professional, collegiate and youth sports complexes in... read more