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May 2015

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Abby Wambach FIFA forewent grass fields
for Women’s World Cup

The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada will be played entirely on synthetic turf despite the players filing a gender discrimination lawsuit that was eventually dropped. Abby Wambach recently revealed to ESPN that FIFA turned down the opportunity to have all six fields transitioned into natural grass at no cost.
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Healthy Kids ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’
Awareness Week begins Sunday

As a part of its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, Project EverGreen has designated May 17-23 as National “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Awareness Week.
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       [Project EverGreen unveils new
       ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ logo]
Pioneer Athletics CEO: Commercial Members
can reap more from STMA membership

Doug Schattinger, president/CEO of Pioneer Athletics in Cleveland has seen the other side of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). Now, he wants his colleagues in commercial sports turf to see it with him.
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California What were Californians thinking?
By Jim Novak
April 2035 (or sometime in the future): When Californians removed lawns back in 2015 they created a vast oasis… of nothingness. Concerns expressed about the benefits of lawns by turfgrass specialists, scientists and researchers fell on deaf ears because so many people were loudly scrambling for a quick-fix solution.
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Columbia College Columbia College installs
new Shaw Sports Turf field

Columbia College has installed Shaw Sports Turf’s new Legion SpikeZone system. Legion SpikeZone is a hybrid product that features a combination of monofilament fibers, slit film fibers and a thatch layer.
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Barenbrug appoints Greentech
Sportsturf as Ireland distributor

Barenbrug has partnered with Greentech Sportsturf to be Barenbrug's sole distributor for all of Ireland. Learn about sales managers Kyle Irwin and Eamonn Maguire's experience in the turf and sports industries.
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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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FMC FMC QuickSilver promotion
to run through June 15

FMC’s 2015 “Enhance Your Performance Promotion” offers a $15 instant rebate per bottle on QuickSilver herbicide, and will run through June 15. QuickSilver, a contact herbicide effective in both cool and warm conditions, is gentle on a variety of grasses, including bermudagrass and St. Augustinegrass.
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STMA hires business development manager
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has named Eric Maydew its new business development manager.
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Redexim Turf Products adds to team
Redexim Turf Products, the factory direct store for Redexim North America, based in Valley Park, Mo., has added John Elsea to its staff.
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