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March 20, 2015

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Safeco Field Safeco Field groundskeeper talks growing conditions, retractable roof
Bob Christofferson, head groundskeeper at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field, talks with Athletic Turf about the growing conditions as the season approaches and what it's like to manage a retractable roof.
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Propane Council of Texas Safety tips from OPEI:
Using your mower on a slope

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has issued safety tips for operating mowers on or near slopes. Yards, sports fields and other mowing areas are not always flat, so mower operators should exercise caution when on uneven or sloped terrain.
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USA Today: Feds continue to promote artificial turf
Two federal agencies — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency — continue to promote artificial turf as safe, according USA Today.
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TPI Field Day TPI Conference & Field Day receives high scores from attendees
Turfgrass Producers International’s (TPI’s) 2015 International Education Conference & Field Day, held Feb. 16-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego, exceeded even the highest of expectations of those in attendance. Get a recap and check out photos from the event.
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Dakota REV Dakota exhibits new REV
product at STMA show

Dakota Peat & Equipment's national account manager, Robin Dufault, details the company's new REV product at the 2015 STMA show, held Jan. 13-16 in Denver. REV Turf Pro assists in correcting soils by improving cation exchange capacity, nutrient holding and water relationship.
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Turface Athletics reveals 2014 My Turface Story winner
Turface Athletics has announced the winner of its 2014 My Turface Story promotion as Dale Miller, director of field maintenance for the Taylor County Little League in Grafton, W.Va.
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STMA renews 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit partnership
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has renewed its partnership with the 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit. The summit will examine environmental practices and solutions to advance the green sports movement.
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Underhill Underhill expands line of
stainless steel valve boxes

Underhill International now offers seven models in its MSSB Series of stainless steel valve boxes for Mirage long-throw sprinklers.
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       [Underhill unveils new line of heavy-duty hoses]
ProGrass and Act Global align system brands
ProGrass and Act Global have consolidated product brands to be named “Xtreme Turf.” The companies have been partners for more than four years, but maintained independent product brands until now.
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Toro to introduce GeoLink GPS-equipped sprayer this summer
Toro has partnered with Topcon Positioning Systems, a precision measurement and positioning systems provider, to offer an all-new GPS GeoLink system to select Toro sprayers in the summer of 2015.
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