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April 2015

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Rogers Centre MLB monitoring Rogers
Centre’s new AstroTurf

The MLB will keep an eye on the new AstroTurf playing surface at Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Installed before the 2015 season, the new synthetic playing surface has already drawn concern over abnormal bounces and action from balls.
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Jerry Hill Lawmaker proposes bill to
stop funding synthetic fields

Reports say California Sen. Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would stop funding for synthetic turf fields from being built in schools, parks, stadiums and other recreational places until further studies determine whether they are safe.
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California California’s Drought Crisis
By Jim Novak
California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order earlier this month mandating a 25 percent reduction in water usage. Water restrictions are a necessity, but eliminating lawns altogether could create unforeseen environmental consequences.
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STC spring meeting focuses on science, safety
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council’s (STC’s) Spring Membership Meeting, held March 23-25 in San Diego, highlighted synthetic turf safety, droughts, research and guidelines.
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SYNLawn SYNLawn debuts artificial
turf for agility training

SYNLawn has released the new artificial turf surface SpeedTurf, a non-infill synthetic turf surface the company says is designed for agility exercises, CrossFit and cross-training exercises.
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Sports Field Holdings signs two school redesign contracts
Sports Field Holdings has signed contracts of a combined value of $1.7 million with two schools. The company will refurbish the schools’ athletic facilities with its Replicated Grass turf system.
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Holganix partners with Pearl Valley Farms
Holganix has announced a partnership with Illinois-based Pearl Valley Farms' Healthy Grow fertilizer line to produce an organic-based granular fertilizer: Holganix Granular with Healthy Grow.
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Underhill Underhill introduces synthetic
turf manual irrigation kit

Underhill International has introduced the Turf Gun Kit, a manual alternative to an automated irrigation system for cleaning and cooling synthetic sports fields. The kit consists of two parts: a portable gun with nozzle and a stainless steel enclosure.
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Aquatrols teams up with university on rhizosphere research
Aquatrols has made an agreement with Andrea Carminati, Ph.D., and the University of Göttingen (Germany) to acquire its soil-plant-water research. Under the agreement, Carminati and his team will continue research on understanding how compounds improve water and nutrient uptake in the rhizosphere.
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Irrigation Association announces upcoming shows
The Irrigation Association (IA) has confirmed the dates and locations for the 2016 and 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conferences.
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