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January 2020 (Photo: AT Staff)

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Photo: West Michigan Whitecaps Sports Turf Manager of the Year shares one thing he can’t live without
Mitch Hooten, the head groundskeeper at Fifth Third Ballpark, shares some of the challenges he faces and what it takes to make an award-winning field in West Michigan.
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Photo: Hoar Construction New home of Rocket City Trash Pandas gets high-grade sod
Hoar Construction used more than 2.5 acres of Tifway 419 bermudagrass for the surface of Toyota Field in Madison, Ala., the new home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Find out more about the development of the new stadium.
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$3 million allocated for turfgrass research
Congress dedicated an increase in federal funding for turfgrass research by 400 percent after the signing of the FY20 Federal Appropriations bill by President Trump. Find out how the funds will be used.
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Advanced Turf Solutions hires Mark Armstrong
Mark Armstrong, formerly of Creative Grounds Group, an Ohio-based athletic field contractor, joined Advanced Turf Solutions’ growing sports field division. Find out more about the new hire and the company’s future plans.
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Video still: Athletic Turf staff The 'world's smartest sports field' at STMA Conference 2020
Alex Talton, CEO of Intelligent Play (one of the 2020 STMA Innovative Award winners), spoke with Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones about how his company creates the "world's smartest sports field." Watch the video to see how the system operates.

Photo: STMA Project EverGreen and STMA renovate ballfield in West Palm Beach
Project EverGreen, the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), the City of West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department and local volunteers teamed up at Howard Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., to give the 13-acre park’s softball field a makeover.
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Registration open for 2020 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition
The 2020 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition will highlight trends in the sports and entertainment industry and how they can impact technology, human capital, policies and design. Learn more about the event.
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Photo: Sidekick USA Sidekick now available at John Deere dealers
At the 2020 STMA Conference and Exhibition, Sidekick USA announced its turf installation machine will be available in select John Deere dealerships in the U.S. and international markets.
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Doosan Bobcat to acquire Bob-Cat Mowers, Steiner and Ryan grounds care brands
Doosan Bobcat will acquire the assets of Bob-Cat Mowers, Steiner and Ryan brands of ground care equipment from Schiller Grounds Care. Hear from President of Doosan Bobcat North America Mike Ballweber.
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