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Photo: Russ Bayer Help is on the way for the turfgrass industry
South Forsyth High School, located in Cumming, Ga., is offering its students the opportunity to learn about and participate in the world of turfgrass management. Find out more about the program from Russ Bayer, the school's turfgrass management instructor.
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Photo: Springfield Cardinals Sports Turf Manager of the Year says crew is backbone of award-winning field
Springfield Cardinals Director of Field Operations Brock Phipps shares how his crew is a major part of creating the award-winning Hammonds Field in Springfield, Mo.
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Photo: John Miller STMA award winner says students deserve all the credit
"It’s crazy how much a kid can get excited about something and create something so amazing at such a young age," says Andrew Miller, winner of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) mowing pattern contest. But he doesn't want to take any of the credit. Here's why.
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Photo: PBI-Gordon PBI-Gordon adds Don Botkin as sales rep
The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon named Don Botkin as a sales representative. Botkin is responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Learn more.
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Aquatrols and Redox partner in exclusive global turf agreement
Aquatrols and Redox Turf entered into a global agreement, which makes Aquatrols the sole distributor of Redox’s brand of turf products. This will expand the Aquatrols offering beyond the wetting agent space. More details can be found here.
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CPS Distributors opens western Colorado branch
CPS Distributors opened a branch in Grand Junction, Colo. The western Colorado location will carry a full line of golf course products, sports field materials and more with a focus on serving golf course superintendents, sports field managers and other green industry professionals.
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Video still: Athletic Turf staff Who is the Plant Food Co.? | STMA Conference 2020
Jeffrey Knapp, director of distributor development at Plant Food Co., calls his company the "soil investigators" of the industry. Plant Food Co., a hometown company for 74 years, is expanding overseas and across the U.S. Learn more in the video.

Video still: Athletic Turf staff How it works: The award-winning Game Day Quick Cure | STMA Conference 2020
Pioneer Athletics took home the Innovative Award at the 2020 STMA Conference & Exhibition for its Game Day Quick Cure product, a super-premium turf paint. Watch the video to find out how the high-end paint can assist field managers.

STMA names 2020 board of directors
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) confirmed its 2020 board of directors. Jerry Simpson, Certified Sports Field Manager and facilities management coordinator for the town of Cary, N.C., was elected president. See the other additions to the board.
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Cub Cadet Infinicut SM34 rotary mower wins Innovation Award at SALTEX
Cub Cadet’s Infinicut SM34 rotary mower won the 2019 Innovation Award at SALTEX, an awards program celebrating the most technologically advanced equipment in grounds management. Find out why the panel chose this mower as the award winner.
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