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March 15, 2013

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In the Spotlight
Greg Zumdahl
Why moisture meters matter 
Soil moisture meters are becoming popular in the turf maintenance industry. Golfdom TV asks Spectrum Technologies' Greg Zumdahl why products like the Field Scout TDR 3000 Soil Moisture Meter have caught on in both the golf and athletic turf industries.
Irrigation Association issues call for award nominations 
Recognize a friend or colleague for his or her contribution to the irrigation industry with a nomination for an Irrigation Association or Irrigation Foundation award.
Editor's Press Box
STC 2013 Real Field of Dreams contest
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council’s annual nationwide Search for the Real Field of Dreams is open to schools (K-12 and colleges), parks, businesses and public spaces in the United States and Canada that have compelling stories about the impact of their synthetic turf field or installation.

TPI conference is Texas-sized success 
By Jim Novak
More than 350 attendees representing more than 100 turfgrass-producing farms from Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, South Africa and the United States participated in the Turfgrass Producers International's event in San Antonio last month.

STMA seeks 2014 presentation entries 
Share your expertise by being a presenter at the 2014 Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition.
Playing the Field
UCCS breaks ground on parking structure/athletic field 
Mortenson Construction has begun working on a new $21 million, 1,230-stall University of Colorado-Colorado Springs parking structure, which will feature an athletic field on the top level.
Industry News
Mae Council
Council joins Dow AgroSciences T&O team
Mae Council has joined the Dow AgroSciences Turf & Ornamental team as a sales representative, replacing Scott Potter, who is retiring after 40 years of service.
Greg Hunter
New president for Hunter Industries
After 19 years as Hunter Industries' president and CEO, Richard Hunter is retiring; Greg Hunter will succeed him as president.
The Right Tools
Turfco: TriWave 40 Tow-Behind Overseeder 
The new TriWave 40 Tow-Behind Overseeder attaches to most turf vehicles in minutes.
WaterOptimizer Inc. 
The WaterOptimizer, a smart irrigation system, was named Innovation of the Year at the inaugural BizTech Innovation Summit Awards & Expo held last spring at the Tampa Convention Center.
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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