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May 16, 2014

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Ewing PRIDE Ewing employees bring back football to Dallas school
More than 350 Ewing Irrigation employees and partners renovated Dallas' St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School campus irrigation system and built a football field as a part of its second annual PRIDE Project. Check out our photo slideshow.
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Mini Fenway Park to install GreenFields TenCate turf system
Mini Fenway Park chose FIFA Preferred Producer GreenFields' TenCate turf system for its Quincy, Maine, field to be installed by NET — Eastern Builders. Learn more about the Fenway Park replica project.
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Courtesy of: University of Michigan to use AstroTurf for field hockey facility renovation
The University of Michigan plans to replace the old surface at Phyllis Ocker Field, the university’s field hockey facility, with AstroTurf synthetic turf by the 2014 season. Find out more about the new 13,000 square-foot building and the field's soon-to-be "maize" turf.
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Harivandi TPI honors Dr. Ali Harivandi with Turfgrass Educator award
By Jim Novak
Dr. Ali Harivandi, environmental horticulturist emeritus, University of California Cooperative Extension, received the Turfgrass Educator Award of Excellence from Turfgrass Producers International (TPI). See why Harivandi was deserving of the award.
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Grand Park The Motz Group supplies 15 synthetic fields to 400-acre athletic facility
The Motz Group prepared 15 synthetic turf fields for Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind. Learn more about the 400-acre park equipped with 26 baseball and softball diamonds and 31 multipurpose fields.
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Virginia athletic facility installs AstroTurf, becomes
FIFA certified

Evergreen SportsPlex, an athletic facility in Leesburg, Va., received a FIFA One-Star Recommended status for its AstroTurf playing surfaces installed by Sports Construction Management Inc. With its four fields, the facility became the only entity in the United States with more than one FIFA Recommended synthetic surface in one location.
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Video: Busch Stadium baseball-to-soccer time lapse
Watch Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, fully transform from baseball diamond to soccer field, and back to baseball, in this time-lapse video from Major League Baseball.
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TTII Target Technologies adds synthetic turf recycling to its services
Target Technologies, a material and logistics outsourcer to the synthetic turf industry, now offers used synthetic athletic turf recycling through its Synthetic Turf Recycling Program. Learn how its system converts 100 percent of synthetic turf – backing and fibers – into building products such as posts, planks, lumber and irrigation pipe.
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Controlled Products launches its new synthetic
turf coating Silverback

Controlled Products, a manufacturer of synthetic turf products and the parent company of Synthetic Turf International, completed its new polyurethane coating line called Silverback. Check out the process that the company says provides a stronger and more dependable way to apply a backing system.
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Arysta Arysta LifeScience: XONERATE
XONERATE Herbicide, from Arysta LifeScience, manages and eliminates Poa annua. Research shows it is up to 90 percent effective in controlling Poa annua. Upon treatment, results may be seen within three to four weeks.
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