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Featured Prepping for the fastest
two minutes in sports

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, we talked with Churchill Downs Superintendent Jamie Richardson and Horticulturist Matt Bizzell to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting the track ready for one of the most well-known sporting events in the world.
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Profile Products acquires Southern Athletic Fields
Headquartered in Columbia, Tenn., Southern Athletic Fields has supported athletic field maintenance for more than 20 years with a comprehensive product line that includes field conditioners, mound clays, infield mixes and field accessories.
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Featured Field safety best practices
Here’s a breakdown of a few of the common hazards on sports fields and how to reduce the possibility of injury, according to STMA’s guide to Improving Field Safety for Athletes.
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Miami Dolphins select organic infill, name
Hellas an official partner

Hellas Construction will install its Matrix Turf with Helix Technology and its exclusive organic infill at the Miami Dolphins’ indoor practice facility at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The Dolphins are the first NFL team to go with organic infill for its synthetic turf fields.
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Photo: Hellas Hellas expands with Miami
office, hires new VP

In other Hellas Construction news, the company named Fausto Rozon regional vice president. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing business, running operations and overseeing the opening of Hellas’ new office to be located in Miami.
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Poa Day 2018 available on-demand
Discussed at this year’s #PoaDay was an array of pre- and post-emergence herbicide programs for annual bluegrass control in turfgrass. Additionally, the event provided education regarding the different herbicidal modes of action used for annual bluegrass control and how to mitigate problems associated with herbicide resistance.
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Photo: Turface Athletics GASTMA, Turface Athletics host 150 at annual field day
Earlier this month, 150 industry professionals joined Turface and the Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association at Georgia Tech for a day of educational presentations, equipment exhibitions and networking. Learn more about this year's event.
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14 facilities awarded STMA’s
Environmental Facility Certification

The 14 STMA members and their facilities were awarded this distinction for their ecologically-friendly and sustainable best practices. Find out which facilities were recognized by the association.
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Photo: TarpDevil GreenJacket becomes TarpDevil distributor in U.S. and Europe
Since TarpDevil’s August 2017 debut, the company aimed to reduce the burden of collecting and deploying covers on the golf course and in the sport turf and equestrian industries.
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