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June 21, 2013

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In the Spotlight
Luke Yoder
How to break into the majors  
Luke Yoder, director of field operations for the San Diego Padres, looks back at how he got to where he is, and the unique challenges Petco Park provides. Discover how he made the move into the majors and check out his advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps.
Editor's Press Box
Maintenance guidelines for synthetic turf
By Terrie Ward
Maintaining a synthetic turf field is essential for optimum appearance, safety, playing performance and field longevity. See if you're doing all you can to get the most out of your field.

The problem isn’t the turfgrass 
By Jim Novak
Most everyone knows that turfgrass, like most other plants, needs a few essential things to grow: exposure to the sun, good soil, water and sufficient nutrients. The question is, why is it that freshly harvested turfgrass sod sometimes fails after it’s installed?

Playing the Field
Cincinnati’s Bearcats to play on new turf from UBU Sports 
College football’s second oldest playing field will have a new look by the time the season opener gets underway. UBU Sports is providing the new turf. Check out a real-time look at the transformation.
Industry News
Research on new approach to seed coating technology underway
New findings on a patent-pending surfactant seed coating technology were presented at the International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals. Learn why this research may aid in the seed establishment of new golf course greens and sports fields.
Sporturf opens Midwest office
Sporturf, a Dalton, Ga.-based manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, has expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of its third regional field office in Kansas City, Mo.
The Andersons gets ninth dispersible granule patent  
The Andersons Inc.’s Turf & Specialty Group has been issued its ninth U.S. patent related to dispersing granule technology. Check out how the technology works.
AT Calendar Upcoming Events
July 22-25, 2013
TPI Summer Convention & Field Days
Chicago, Ill.
More Info: Turfgrass Producers International

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

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