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February 21, 2014

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Desso Sports Video: Desso Sports talks hybrid turf
Athletic Turf’s Seth Jones meets with Yves De Cocker, director of Desso GrassMaster, a division of Desso Sports Systems, at the STMA show. De Cocker discusses UK-based Desso’s hybrid turf system, Desso GrassMaster, that is featured at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos.
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2014 STMA Conference photo parade
Athletic Turf shares photos from the 2014 STMA Conference that took place last month in San Antonio, Texas. Check out what you may have missed from the show.
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STC spring meeting to focus on education, industry trends
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council will be holding its Spring Membership Meeting March 17-19 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The non-profit association’s two and a half-day meeting will include a pre-conference educational seminar, panel discussions and presentation topics on industry trends.
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Brazilian turfgrass producer eyes the 2014 FIFA World Cup
By Jim Novak
TPI member Marcelo Matte of Green Grass sod farms of Brazil is responsible for the turf at four of the FIFA World Cup stadiums, all of which feature ITGAP certified turfgrass – vegetatively propagated turfgrass varieties that are approved and certified by Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies.
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Wheaton COllege Shaw to install synthetic field at Wheaton College
A new Shaw Sports Turf field is being installed at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The college's athletic director said the field is especially needed because Wheaton is one of the only schools left without a synthetic surface for field hockey in the Northeast.
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Turface names 2013 Field Award winners at ABCA convention
Turface Athletics presented its 2013 Field Maintenance and Scholarship awards at the American Baseball Coaches Association’s annual convention Jan. 2-5 in Dallas. The awards recognize outstanding field maintenance, while the scholarships provide assistance to two schools in need of field improvements.
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      [Turface names 50th anniversary promotion winners]
Target Technologies Target Technologies reintroduces crumb rubber
Target Technologies International Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is re-entering the athletic turf industry as a supplier of ambient crumb rubber throughout North America. It will continue to supply in-fill products for the synthetic sports field market, including silica sand, cryogenic rubber and FutrFill TPE.
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STMA recaps conference, reports record international growth
The Sports Turf Managers Association hosted its 25th annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio with nearly 1,600 attendees and 164 exhibitors from a record eight countries. The five-day event featured seminars, lectures, general sessions and exhibits from sports turf and environmental science leaders.
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Nufarm releases Anuew Turf Growth Regulator
Nufarm released its Anuew Turf Growth Regulator for cool- and warm-season ornamental lawns, golf courses and athletic turf. Find out more about Prohexadione calcium, the new active ingredient in Anuew.
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