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U.S. National Arboretum opens ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit

October 17, 2014By
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“The environmental benefits of turfgrass are numerous, yet often overlooked by the media,” states Dr. James Beard, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and author of the newly released book “Turfgrass History and Literature – Lawns, Sports and Golf.” Joni Mitchell’s lyrics to “Big Yellow Taxi” from the early 70s, “ … you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, they paved paradise,... read more

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Marlins Park, ValleyCrest Landscape Development receive Environmental Improvement Award

January 9, 2013By

Marlins Park and ValleyCrest Landscape Development have been named the recipient of an Environmental Improvement Grand Award by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The award recognizes superior landscape projects that increase public awareness of environmental improvement and exemplify consistent use of quality materials and workmanship. The Grand award is the first-place level in the competition. Considered to be the most... read more

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STMA expands education offerings for 2013 conference

November 12, 2012By

The Sports Turf Managers Association’s (STMA’s) 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held Jan. 15-18, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Fla., and will feature increases in all educational offerings made available to attendees. Nearly 1,500 sports turf managers —from high schools and parks districts to Major League Baseball and NFL groundskeepers—will converge on Ocean Center Convention Center for more than... read more

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The National Mall is looking ‘turf-ific’

November 2, 2012By

By Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International When Kirk Hunter, executive director of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), traveled to Washington in 2009, he met with representatives of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall and a representative of the National Mall Third Century Initiative to discuss the deplorable condition of the turf.  TPI wanted an update on what could be done,... read more

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Terex to supply skid steers to Takeuchi

October 24, 2012By

Takeuchi Manufacturing (U.S.), Ltd. has completed a new supply agreement with Terex Construction for the supply of eight new models of Takeuchi Branded Skid Steer Loaders. This agreement will provide Takeuchi with a comprehensive range of high specification, high performance, vertical and radial lift skid steer loaders to complement its existing line of compact equipment. Takeuchi’s current distribution and support... read more

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