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June 2015

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Georgia GCSA Boys in Georgia foster care
get sports complex updates

Members of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association are updating a sports complex for boys in the state’s foster care system. The volunteers fenced and fully-irrigated a 60,000-square-foot sports field and baseball field at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch near Atlanta.
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Women's World Cup Women’s World Cup synthetic
turf reportedly reaches 120 F

The controversial synthetic turf at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, was reportedly a steep 120 degrees Fahrenheit at the start of the first Women’s World Cup game on June 6. Julie Stewart-Binks, the official Women’s World Cup sideline reporter for Fox Sports, tweeted about the hot turf temperatures.
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Synthetic Grass Warehouse provides
'50 Things You Need to Know About Artificial Grass'

Synthetic Grass Warehouse (SGW) has released its comprehensive guide for the synthetic turf industry, “50 Things You Need to Know About Artificial Grass.” With synthetic grass becoming more prevalent and as more questions arise about this landscaping alternative, SGW says it is dedicated to bringing clarity to the general public about the artificial turf industry.
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Grasscycling: 8 benefits of recycled grass clippings
By Jim Novak
Recycled grass clippings return nutrients back to the soil, reduce fertilizer cost and save time — so why aren’t more people doing it? Check out the many benefits of recycling grass clippings.
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Eco TempLine NFL selects Eco TempLine paint
for Super Bowl 50 celebration

The NFL has approved Eco TempLine Celebration colors by Eco Chemical for field markings to honor Super Bowl 50. Every NFL team will exhibit the specified celebration markings on their field for each game leading up to Super Bowl 50, scheduled for February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
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Iowa State Iowa State adds new sports
field research facility

Iowa State University turfgrass research associates are leveling four acres of land to construct a new sports field research facility. The research will include three separate fields and will help to identify best practices for sports turf managers, according to a news release from Iowa State. Watch the video for more information.
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Ohio STMA Ohio STMA Field Day addresses
soils, disease and special events

The Ohio STMA held its annual Summer Field Day at Cleveland Browns’ facilities on June 24. Three experts gave presentations on various turgrass-related topics.
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       [PHOTOS: Ohio STMA Summer Field Day]
       [BLOG: Attending STMA Field Day as an intern]
FMC Syngenta’s Heritage Action
fungicide now available

Syngenta has made available its Heritage Action fungicide. Heritage Action pairs the disease control of Heritage fungicide with a boost of acibenzolar-s-methyl (ASM) for enhanced biotic and abiotic stress management, according to the company. Get the details.
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       [Syngenta adds two new T&O territory managers]
[Companies merge to form ICL Specialty Fertilizers]
[Platte River Equity acquires Profile Products]
[FMC introduces new Solitare WSL herbicide formulation]

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