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August 2015

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Rio Tinto How Rio Tinto keeps
its pitch at its peak

By Joelle Harms
Dan Farnes, director of fields and grounds at Rio Tinto Stadium, first landed his job by answering to a Craigslist ad. See how Farnes and his crew are managing the field, which has seen twice the amount of traffic this year.
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Wambach Abby Wambach teams up with
RISE to support natural turf

By Joelle Harms
RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and Abby Wambach, co-captain of the World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, have announced a partnership to raise awareness about the benefits of natural turf.
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EPA wants tougher restricted use pesticide standards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. The EPA said the goal is to reduce the likelihood of harm from the misapplication of pesticides and ensure a consistent level of protection among states.
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TPI TPI 2015 Live Show &
Tell proves successful

By Jim Novak
It was billed as the TPI 2015 Live Show & Tell, held July 9–11 in Portland, Ore., and the Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) event proved to exceed the expectations of the more than 80 turfgrass producers and industry representatives.
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John Smoltz Shaw Sport Turf partner John
Smoltz inducted into Baseball HOF

Shaw Sports Turf partner and former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26. Smoltz worked closely with the research and development team at Shaw Sports Turf to develop the TruHop baseball system.
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Ventrac Ventrac debuts Ballpark Groomer
and Renovator attachment system

Ventrac has unveiled its new Ballpark Groomer and Renovator package of attachments. The DR540 Groomer attaches to the rear of a Ventrac or small compact tractor, while the DG550 Renovator fits on the front of a Ventrac tractor and includes three renovation blades.
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Act Global Act Global moves to
new US production plant

Act Global has moved its U.S. manufacturing headquarters into a new 210,000-square-foot facility in Calhoun, Ga. The facility will house a research and development laboratory, state-of-the-art equipment and additional production volume and storage, according to the company.
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2015 WinField Academy schedule released
WinField has released its 2015 WinField Academy schedule. The academies aim to help industry professionals learn about the latest products and technologies, review application best practices and discover new business strategies.
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Agriguard offers MultiGuard Protect nematicide rebate
Agriguard Company is now offering a cash rebate of $250 for every 10 gallons of MultiGuard Protect purchased before Dec. 4. MultiGuard Protect is a safe, natural, non-phytotoxic nematicide that doesn’t leave harmful residues, according to the company.
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