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Featured Image West Texas school makes
the switch to organic infill

Midland Christian School in West Texas has once again selected Hellas Construction, a sports construction contractor located in Austin, Texas, to install its new football field, but this time they’re switching things up. Find out why the school is choosing to go organic.
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Bayer names new Turf & Ornamentals global market manager
Environmental Science, a business unit of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, recently named Jose Milan its Turf & Ornamentals global market manager. Read more about Milan's new role and his background here.
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Mayo Field Mayo Field named 2017 Minnesota Sports Field of the Year
Rochester, Minn.’s Mayo Field was recognized as the 2017 Field of the Year by the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association. Find out what goes into maintaining the winning field.
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Turfgrass breeders at Texas A&M University
develop drought-tolerant grass

The Turfgrass Producers of Texas launched a new website dedicated to TamStar. The website will serve as a resource for industry professionals and homeowners regarding TamStar St. Augustine, a new drought-tolerant, low water use grass developed by turfgrass breeders at Texas A&M University.
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AstroTurf AstroTurf launches
new field building tool

AstroTurf's field configurator tool was created to help clients design and fully customize their new fields online. Check it out here.
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Kubota rolls out new UTV models
The RTV-X1120 models of UTVs feature a three-cylinder, 24.8-gross-hp diesel engine, a digital dashboard display, fully hydraulic power steering, large under-seat storage compartments and three-point safety belts.
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Turface Athletics Turface Athletics releases
SlideMaster Infield Topdressing

Turface Athletics has introduced its newest product, Turface SlideMaster, an infield topdressing designed to help improve sliding surfaces on skinned infields, and water management, especially in dry conditions.
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STMA to change structure of committees and task groups
According to the association, the committees and task groups will continue to be used to collect members’ input and feedback to develop relevant membership services and materials, but now there will be five main committees with five main chairs, and subcommittees clustered under them.
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Hellas Construction hires new business development manager
With more than 35 years in the sports education industry, coaching students and leading athletic programs, Bob Jones is now joining the Hellas Construction team as the company’s new business development manager.
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RightLine to introduce 6 new plant protection products
RightLine, a new supplier of plant protection products to the professional turf management industry, will roll out six new products at the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, February 3-8.
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