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August 22, 2014

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Wessen Grass tennis courts pop up in Pontiac
What was an abandoned lot in Pontiac, Mich., a few months ago is now a 24-court grass tennis club. Wessen Lawn Tennis Club, a $1.5 million private outdoor facility, lies on a historic four-acre lot just a few blocks from the city's downtown. Learn what it takes to maintain one of the very few grass-court tennis clubs in the United States.
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KC Chiefs Video: KC Chiefs' Warnick gets Arrowhead ready with Northbridge
Jay Warnick, sports field manager at Arrowhead Stadium, recently completed his first full year working for the Kansas City Chiefs. Warnick discusses his career path, growing grass in the transition zone and the decision to go with Northbridge bermudagrass at Arrowhead.
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STMA nominates its members for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been taking over the nation’s social media platforms, and the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has called upon all of its members to participate. Watch the video to see who gets doused.
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TPI TPI Summer Convention and Field Days attendees tour farms, NFL stadium
By Jim Novak
Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) held its Summer Convention and Field Days July 29 through Aug. 1 in Philadelphia. Check out details of the event, including sod farm tours and a tour of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
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STC membership meeting to hit on industry’s economic outlook
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will be holding its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in the famous River Walk section of San Antonio. The meeting will include a keynote address from ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu on the economic outlook for the U.S. synthetic turf industry and the global economy.
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HOF New College Football Hall of Fame features Sporturf replica football field
The new College Football Hall of Fame, opening Aug. 23 in downtown Atlanta, features a 45-yard Sporturf synthetic turf replica football field. The facility also includes historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, children’s activities and a theater.
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STMA volunteers celebrate 15th anniversary at
Little League Baseball World Series

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is celebrating its 15th anniversary of volunteering as the grounds crew for the Little League World Series. The 88-acre complex features six fields, one full-size baseball field, two premier stadiums, two practice fields and one practice infield.
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Turf, soil companies revamp Fullerton College soccer field
Professional Turf Specialties and Agromin are joining forces to upgrade Fullerton College’s soccer field with new sod and soil amendments. Agromin is mixing in 120 cubic yards of its “Garden Humus” soil amendment, an organic soil product composed of waste collected from Southern California residences and businesses.
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Golson Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship program honors 27 students
Jacobsen, a Textron company, awarded scholarships to 27 college students throughout North America. The Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship, now in its third year, recognizes college seniors in turfgrass management or related discipline programs.
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FMC, Arysta LifeScience enter agreement with Xonerate, Disarm
FMC Corporation and Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC announced the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement in which FMC will develop and market two key turf and ornamental products, Disarm Fungicide (fluoxastrobin) and Xonerate Herbicide (amicarbazone), in the United States and Canada, from Arysta LifeScience.
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Dow’s Gallery SC herbicide receives federal registration
Dow AgroSciences received federal registration for its Gallery SC specialty herbicide. The product will be available in the marketplace this fall. Learn more about the product and its ability to control more than 95 species of broadleaf weeds.
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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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