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TAG: Turfgrass Producers International

How to manage turfgrass during a drought

November 21, 2014By

It’s no news that Californians are challenged by what the USDA categorizes as a severe drought. In fact, the United States Drought Monitor classifies the current drought in California as exceptional and extreme with the severity of the problem extending well into the state of Nevada and southeast Oregon. And it’s not just the West Coast that’s feeling the lack... read more

Beware the competition: TPI advises a caller with an implausible idea

September 19, 2014By

The following conversation has to do with a caller that was directed to Jim Novak, public relations manager for Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), because she was interested in becoming a turfgrass producer. Judging by the caller’s voice, she sounded as if she was a senior citizen, according to Jim. He says she conveyed a gentle sweetness that you would expect from someone’s... read more

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TPI appoints new president at annual meeting

September 18, 2014By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) appointed Eddie Keeven Jr. of Emerald View Turf Farm in O’Fallon, Miss., to the 2014-15 president of the association, effective July 30. The announcement was made during the TPI’s Annual Business Meeting on July 30 in Philadelphia. Keeven and his family have been active members of TPI for more than three decades. During that time, his father, Ed... read more

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Turfgrass producers raise $25,000 for research, education at Jubilee event

September 3, 2014By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) preceded its 2014 Field Day with a Preview Jubilee on July 30 in Philadelphia that helped raise money for The Lawn Institute to support turfgrass research and education. Jubilee attendees toured Johnson Farms in nearby Deerfield, N.J., which covers more than 1,600 acres of quality nursery stock, including trees, perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses as well... read more

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Natural grass sports fields offer a winning pitch

July 24, 2014By

How do natural turfgrass sports fields measure up to artificial turf fields? That debate can be spun any number of ways, by any number of people who are looking at any number of research studies. Separating fact from fiction, or debating “he said, she said” scenarios can be a challenge, and second-guessing the motivation behind research that might happen to... read more

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