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Sept. 19, 2014

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NBC NBC News report on synthetic
turf creates stir

By Joelle Harms
A recent report from NBC News has once again placed artificial turf in the crosshairs. On Oct. 8, NBC News reported that 38 soccer players across the United States who have played on artificial turf have been diagnosed with cancer.
[read more]

Lambeau Field VIDEO: How does ‘The Frozen
Tundra’ grow the green?

Do you ever wonder how the Green Bay Packers step out on a green field all winter long, even in the midst of Frozen Tundra season? Allen Johnson, fields manager at Lambeau Field, talks about the benefits and limits of using Stadium Grow Lighting.
[watch video]

Photo courtesy: Grass Roots Facebook U.S. National Arboretum
opens ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit

By Jim Novak
The U.S. National Arboretum opened a “Grass Roots” exhibit on Oct. 16 as a part of its Grass Roots Initiative to provide a science-based focus on turfgrass. The exhibit exposes the history, uses, benefits and value of natural turfgrass.
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New board of directors presented at STC Annual Meeting
By Terrie Ward
During the Synthetic Turf Council’s (STC) Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, the association presented its new board of directors elected by the members. Robert Thomas, president of ProGrass LLC, is chairman of the 220-member organization’s board.
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STMA STMA, Project Evergreen kick off “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”
By Allison Barwacz
In conjunction with the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), Project EverGreen completed the first project for its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative by revitalizing a soccer field in Cleveland.
[read more]

MSU Byrne & Jones installs a track,
3 synthetic fields at Missouri State

Byrne & Jones Sports installed a new track and three synthetic turf fields at Missouri State University, which is the school’s largest athletics and recreational improvement project to date. Byrne & Jones’ work is part of $24 million in new construction and improvements to the campus.
[read more]

Toro now accepting Super Bowl Sports
Turf Training Program applications

The Toro Company's 13th annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program will bring one lucky student to Glendale, Ariz., in February 2015 to help the grounds crew prepare the field for the biggest game in football.
[read more]

Club Car Club Car unveils new attachment system for utility vehicle beds
Club Car introduced the VersAttach bed-based attachment system for its new Carryall utility vehicles to protect equipment in the beds of vehicles. Learn more about the system that accommodates 10 VersAttach tools.
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FMC Early Order Program returns with B.Y.O.B. bonus
FMC Corp.'s 2014 Early Order Program runs through Dec. 12, featuring a new Build Your Own Bonus (B.Y.O.B.) program and extended terms on turf and ornamental products. The early incentive provides participants an additional rebate of 50 percent off the base rebate for purchases of qualifying products until Oct. 31.
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STMA to host 5-part webinar series
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is hosting a five-part educational webinar series focusing on maintenance of natural grass sports fields and the challenges turf managers face to produce safe and playable surfaces.
[read more]

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