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[Turf Use]


Jacobsen Jacobsen mowers used at FIFA
World Cup Brazil stadiums

Jacobsen's products are being used to maintain stadium fields and training facilities at the FIFA World Cup Brazil. Check out the venues using the Textron Company's Tri-King small area reel mower and the Ransomes Mastiff walk-behind reel mower.
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Courtesy of: Singapore Sports Hub Desso Sports to hit Asian market with Singapore Sports Hub installation
Desso Sports Systems' GrassMaster system is being installed at Singapore Sports Hub‘s National Stadium, a venue in Asia that will play host to soccer, rugby, cricket and other athletics. See more on the National Stadium, which holds 55,000 seats and has a retractable roof.
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Licensed Turfgrasses: The star performers at FIFA World Cup
By Jim Novak
As the FIFA World Cup Brazil continues and teams from 32 nations compete, one thing is clear: the quality of the playing fields. Learn about the three turfgrasses used in the 12 stadiums and what qualities help them endure the 64 total matches.
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STC to host free webinar on synthetic turf performance
guidelines, testing methods

By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will host a free, live webinar on the performance guidelines and testing methods for synthetic turf sports fields on Wednesday, July 9 at 1 p.m. EST. Discover what four expert panelists within the synthetic turf industry will cover.
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JoshArdle Photography / Foter / Creative Commons Study: Does ‘fertigation’ really
reduce water use?

Turf Feeding Systems, in partnership with Watertronics, will launch two projects at a high school soccer field and public park to document savings and benefits of their products’ ability to reduce water use through fertilizer injection into irrigation—also known as fertigation.
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Columbus Crew Ohio STMA celebrates Summer Field
Day at Columbus Crew Stadium

The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association held its annual Summer Field Day at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 4. Check out the photo slideshow for a behind-the-scenes view of the stadium, home to Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew.
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Irrigation firm repairs Newtown, Conn., soccer field
In an effort to uplift the community of Newtown, Conn., where a shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, Winterberry Irrigation donated its labor to spruce up a soccer field in town. The company repaired the field and installed a new irrigation system.
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TTII STMA president David
Pinsonneault honored by APWA

David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP, president of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), won the American Public Works Association (APWA) Professional Manager of the Year Award for facilities and grounds.
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Maravich Arysta promotes Maravich to
T&O business manager

Arysta LifeScience North America named Michael Maravich business manager, turf & ornamental (T&O). Maravich has been with the Arysta T&O team since January 2008, when he joined as a product manager.
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Profile Products partners with American Excelsior
Profile Products and American Excelsior created a partnership within their international sales and marketing units. Find out how the partnership will benefit both companies.
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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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