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July 2015

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MLB All-Star Game Managing turf for the
Midsummer Classic

Steve Lord, head groundskeeper at the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ball Park, took on MLB’s annual All-Star Game on July 14. See how he and his team prepared the 100 percent perennial ryegrass field for the “once in a career type of event to host.”
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Boise State Boise State’s blue field
gets green grass makeover

Boise State University's renowned blue Astro Turf synthetic football field has been transitioned to green natural grass for an international soccer club match on July 18. Watch the time-lapse video to see six days of work in less than two minutes.
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TPI TPI elects officers, board members
By Jim Novak
Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) has announced its 2015-16 officers and board of directors, effective July 1. Learn more about the new board members and hear what the association’s new president has to say about the future of TPI.
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Project Evergreen ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’
fixes up public athletic fields

Project EverGreen has completed its latest “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” project with weed removal, soil aeration and fertilizer applications to the baseball and softball fields at Fair Oaks Park in Marietta, Ga. The renovated fields are used by nearly 5,000 local residents of all ages.
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Greenfields USA Greenfields installs first all-blue field
Greenfields USA has installed its first navy blue field at The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs, Colo., which was recently ranked the 16th “Top Academic High School in America” by Newsweek. Academy Sports Turf installed the GreenFields SlideMax XP synthetic turf system.
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Hunter Hunter to buy Senninger Irrigation
Hunter Industries intends to buy Senninger Irrigation, and the manufacturers have entered into their due diligence phase. The due diligence phase is expected to be completed by mid-September. The two companies have been strategic partners since 2004.
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Anuvia Plant Nutrients appoints Amy Yoder to CEO
Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a new plant nutrient company to be headquartered in Zellwood, Fla., has hired Amy Yoder as its CEO. Yoder comes to Anuvia from Arysta LifeScience North America where she served as president and CEO for several years.
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