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Jan. 18, 2013

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In the Spotlight
Sports Turf Managers Association show waves checkered flag in Daytona 
As the organization's 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition wrapped up, the news was good for attendees and exhibitors alike.
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GCBAA honors Watson with Rossi Award 
Dr. James R. Watson is the 2013 recipient of the Golf Course Builders Association of America's prestigious Don A. Rossi Award.
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Editor's Press Box
Join STC and grow your business 
The Synthetic Turf Council brings the industry together by serving as its voice and standard bearer with its guidelines for product quality, best practices and ethical conduct.
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Rose Bowl turf: A cut above the rest 
An estimated 100,000 sq. ft. of Tifway 419 was harvested to cover the 2013 Rose Bowl, and it was delivered and installed by West Coast Turf, Palm Desert, Calif., in less than 24 hours.
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Playing the Field
Great Park tops out new complex 
An innovative, mile-long fitness trail developed in partnership with Kaiser Permanente is just one of the features of a new 30-acre sports and fitness section at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.
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Industry News
Reliant Stadium sued for poor turf conditions
Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has filed a state district court lawsuit against the owners and managers of Reliant Stadium, based on claims that the stadium's poor field conditions caused him to suffer a career-threatening leg injury.
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Marlins Park
Marlins Park, ValleyCrest Landscape receive Environmental Improvement Award 
Considered to be the most sustainable ballpark in the country, Marlins Park in Miami is the world's first retractable-roof ballpark to receive Gold LEED certification.
The Right Tools
Grasshopper: AERA-vator 
Aerate and loosen compacted soil in less time with less labor compared to walk-behind or pull-behind aerators—even in the tightest of spaces—with a Grasshopper AERA-vator coreless lawn aerator.
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Larson Electronics
Larson Electronics: Magnalight EPEXC-3X-100
The new Magnalight EPEXC-3X-100 is a 100-ft.-long, explosion-proof extension cord.
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Agrium Advanced Technologies
Agrium Advanced Technologies: Spread it & Forget it 
New Spread it & Forget it 14-14-14 Season-Long Landscape Fertilizer is specifically designed for professional landscapers, golf courses, municipalities and other turf professionals, effectively feeding their trees, shrubs and flower beds all season long with just one fertilizer application.
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AT Calendar Upcoming Events
Rain Bird Jan. 24, 2013
Intelligent Use of Water Summit XIII

Rain Bird and Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF) are partnering to present this year's summit, "Play on! Water Issues in Today's Sport Turf Enviornment" at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. next week.

Feb. 11-15, 2013:
TPI Midwinter Conference
San Antonio, Texas

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