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Feb. 15, 2013

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In the Spotlight
STMA CEO talks plans for upcoming shows
Athletic Turf News caught up with Kim Heck, CEO of the STMA, at the recent STMA show in Daytona Beach. Heck discusses the show's attendance, educational opportunities, selection of keynote speakers, and upcoming locations in 2014 and 2015.

Pittsburgh Steelers great to speak at STC meeting
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council's spring membership meeting in Pittsburgh next month features a speech by a four-time Super Bowl-winning running back who's also known for his service on the battlefields of Vietnam and in communities across America. Find out more about this speaker and others and register for the event.

Editor's Press Box
Experience TPI through members' eyes 
By Jim Novak
A new video produced by Turfgrass Producers International features candid testimonials from its members, who laud the organization because "it virtually puts you in the same room with all your peers from around the world." Hear more of what your colleagues had to say.

STMA Founders Awards go to best in the business 
The four award winners were surprised with the honor during STMA’s Annual Awards Banquet, the culminating event of the 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Playing the Field
Shaw Sports Turf installs its largest field logo
The 74,100-sq.-ft. installation for a youth residential treatment center in Hurricane, Utah, used Shaw Sports Turf’s Momentum turf system.
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NJSDA approves Hellas Construction as 'prequalified firm' 
Upon completing a review, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority approved Hellas Construction as a “prequalified firm” with the State of New Jersey.
Industry News
Settle joins Bayer CropScience's 'Green Solutions Team'
Turf scientist Dr. Derek Settle joins the team from the Chicago District Golf Association to provide tailored solutions to customers in T&O market.
Crystal Green
Crystal Green receives phosphorus exemptions 
Crystal Green, a slow-release, renewable and environmentally responsible phosphorus fertilizer, has been granted phosphorus exemptions in Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia.
Lebanon Seaboard assembles team of turf scientists 
The product development team consists of three widely recognized names in the turf industry: Drs. Michael Kernan, Clark Throssell and Thomas Fermanian.
The Right Tools
FMC offers 'Buy Three Get Fourth Free' Talstar promotion 
Now through Nov. 30, 2013, FMC Professional Solutions is offering a "Buy Three Get the Fourth Free" promotion on 0.75- size and 1-gal. size jugs of Talstar Professional.
PBI-Gordon relaunches 
The new look for features new detailed color photos of 109 weeds and allows turf professionals to search and identify weeds by name, appearance or region.
Valent unveils SureGuard herbicide for goosegrass control in Bermudagrass 
Athletic turf professionals have a new option to control goosegrass and other challenging summer annual weeds that infest Bermudagrass.
AT Calendar Upcoming Events
July 22-25, 2013:
TPI Summer Convention & Field Days
Chicago, IL
Contact: Turfgrass Producers International

Oct. 7-9, 2013:
Synthetic Turf Council Annual Membership Meeting
Orlando, Fla.
More Info: Synthetic Turf Council

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