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Tropicana Field Tampa Bay Rays welcome new field just in time for start of season
The Tampa Bay Rays kicked off the 2017 season in style with the installation of Shaw Sports Turf's new TruHop Triple Crown synthetic turf system at Tropicana Field. Check out this time-lapse video to see the installation project from start to finish.
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New Ground Technology Innovation Spotlight: New Ground Technology’s Turf Printer
New Ground Technology Founder Pete Davis shares with us the inside scoop about his product, the Turf Printer, that took home one of the top prizes during the 2017 STMA show.
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Watch highlights from #PoaDay 2017
#PoaDay, the annual Field Day event hosted by members of the turfgrass and ornamental weed science team at the University of Tennessee, allows the university to showcase its annual statewide research regarding optimal programs for annual bluegrass control on golf courses, sports fields and residential and commercial lawns. Find out how you can watch a recorded version of this year's event.
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City Park Alliance Toro, City Parks Alliance name winners of Urban Park Innovation Award
Parque Castillo in St. Paul, and Bossen Field Park in Minneapolis have won the Urban Park Innovation Award. Both were chosen for the important roles they play in bringing their communities together through recreation and arts integration, and for their ability to demonstrate excellence in park design and programming.
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SYNLawn SYNLawn introduces
new biobased synthetic turf

SYNLawn introduced a new biobased and environmentally renewable polyethylene (PE) product made from Brazilian sugar cane. Take a closer look at this new product.
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Little Wonder Little Wonder launches new accessories for Optimax blowers
New accessories include a 12-gauge steel tool holder, parking brake and a new 10.5-inch diameter, solid-wheel option.
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TPI TPI awards individuals
during conference

Turfgrass Producers International recognized several deserving individuals during the association’s 2017 International Education Conference & Field Day. Meet this year's winners.
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STMA's SAFE adds board members
The Sport Turf Managers Association's charity, The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone, added four new Board members.
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More facilities earn STMA's Environmental Facility Certification
In other STMA news, there are now 18 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. Since the first certification was awarded to Zach Holm for two facilities, Red Bull Training Facility and Red Bull Arena in 2016, 15 other STMA members now have their facilities environmentally certified, according to a press release.
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Valley Industries Valley intros new high
pressure plunger pump

Reaching up to 2 gallons per minute and 200 pounds per square inch, Valley Industries' Everflo EFHP2000 can spray longer distances or atomized droplets for misting applications, the company said.
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