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Feb. 20, 2015

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Beacon Athletics Beacon Athletics demonstrates
SweetSpot Tamp at STMA show

Paul Zwaska of Beacon Athletics demonstrates the company’s SweetSpot Tamp at the 2015 Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) show, held Jan. 13-16 in Denver. The new tamp creates a dead blow effect and is offered with interchangeable heads.
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Crumb Rubber Act Global study deems synthetic
turf crumb rubber ‘safe’

Act Global has released an independent testing and published analysis of the use of crumb rubber in synthetic turf fields. "The analyzed samples offered no apparent hazard," says organic chemist Dr. R. William Tilford, an unbiased third-party expert.
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STMA event sets exhibitors, international attendees records
The Sports Turf Managers Association‘s (STMA’s) 26th annual Conference & Exhibition, held Jan. 13-16 in Denver, set a record of 200 exhibitors and 1,200 attendees from nine countries.
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TPI Field Day Photo Slideshow: TPI 2015 Field Day
The Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2015 Field Day, hosted by A-G Sod Farms, was held Feb. 18 in Nuevo, Calif, and included equipment demonstrations and static exhibits. The Field Day was part of its International Conference & Field Day, held Feb. 16-19 in San Diego.
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Georgia Georgia college baseball team to
debut season on synthetic turf

Georgia Highlands College’s baseball team is set to open the 2015 season on one of LakePoint Sporting Community's synthetic turf fields by Shaw Sports Turf. The school, which doesn’t have its own field, will play its 29 home games at the 13,000-acre sports venue.
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  Paluch Alabama sod grower to
provide 7th Super Bowl field

When the NFL, MLB or college conferences like the SEC need a professional turfgrass playing field, they call Mark Paluch and Bent Oak Farm. Paluch's sod has covered all the natural grass fields in the last decade’s Super Bowls.
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  Super Bowl XLIX field retracts into U of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium, host to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, has installed its new natural grass field using the NFL’s only retractable field system.
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Turface Turface Athletics presents 2014 field maintenance awards, scholarships
Turface Athletics presented its 2014 field maintenance and scholarship awards at the American Baseball Coaches Association annual luncheon on Jan. 4. in Orlando, Fla.
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STMA 2015 board of directors takes office
The STMA has announced its 2015 board of directors, including Allen Johnson, CSFM and fields manager for the Green Bay Packers, as its newly elected president.
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[The Andersons’ Humic DG now available in Canada]

[Bernhard Grinders partners with distributor Finch Services]

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