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Sept. 19, 2014

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Cardinals From peanut butter
factory to soccer pitch

By Seth Jones
What once was the site of a peanut butter factory will proudly host its first men’s NCAA tournament soccer game this Sunday. Check out what Mike Winkenhofer, director of grounds for the University of Louisville, told Athletic Turf when we visited in August.
[plus video]

Leonard NFL grounds managers getting
a kick out of the Sidekick

By Joelle Harms
Turf managers for NFL stadiums know what it’s like to have to resod a field in a short amount of time. The patent-pending Sidekick prevents side seams, cuts labor time and increases players' safety.
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Congressman calls for health risk study on crumb rubber
A New Jersey Congressman sent a letter to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry regarding the use of recycled tire crumb rubber in synthetic turf fields and the potential health risks they may pose.
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Drought How to manage turfgrass
during a drought

By Jim Novak
It’s no news that Californians are challenged by what the USDA categorizes as a severe drought. “Managing Turfgrasses during Drought,” published by the University of California, provides information that will prove beneficial to a broad audience.
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field STMA, MiLB announce Sports Turf Manager of the Year award winners
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) honored four field managers with the 2014 Sports Turf Manager of the Year award. Find out more about the Short Season or Rookie, Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A field managers.
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Project EverGreen extends programs
for wounded, disabled veterans

In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month and Veterans Day, Project EverGreen extended its Green Care for Troops and SnowCare for Troops programs to include wounded and disabled veterans.
[read more]

Dow Dow adds new products to
Power of More rebate program

Dow AgroSciences added new products to its 2014-15 Power of More rebate program, including XXpire WG insecticide and Gallery SC specialty herbicide. Now, more than 60 products are eligible.
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Tarkett to acquire Desso
Tarkett, a flooring and sports surfaces solutions company, has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Desso, according to a news release from Tarkett. Desso serves the sports market with artificial turf and GrassMaster, a reinforced natural grass system, under European-based Desso Sports Systems.
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STMA to host 2015 conference Jan. 13-16 in Denver
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) will host its 26th annual Conference & Exhibition Jan. 13-16, 2015, in Denver. Learn more about the five-day event and how to register.
[read more]

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