Athletic Turf News
JANUARY 15, 2021
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Churchill Downs to install new turf course
Churchill Downs Racetrack said it will invest $10 million to install a new turf course that will widen the running surface and increase durability to allow more turf racing throughout the year at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby.
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Ohio State turfgrass entomology professor Harry Niemczyk, Ph.D., dies at 91
Harry Niemczyk, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University, died on Dec. 16, 2020 at the age of 91, after a battle with cancer.
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Target Specialty Products to distribute Leading Edge products
Target Specialty Products will become the exclusive distributor for several Leading Edge technology solutions. The strategic alliance allows both organizations to expand offerings across several industries and better serve customers.
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Albaugh acquires Prime Source
Albaugh, a manufacturer and supplier of crop protection and specialty products, acquired the assets of Prime Source from Excelsior Equity. Albaugh is a family-owned business that was started 40 years ago and is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection and seed treatment products in North America.
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Husqvarna to add large Automower to its line
During Husqvarna’s Living City digital event, the company offered a sneak peek at its new robotic solution for commercial turf care management. The new Husqvarna Ceora platform is an autonomous turf care solution for grass areas and covers more than 12 acres with one mower.
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STMA names 2020 Founders’ Award winners
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) selected recipients of its 2020 Founders’ Awards, recognizing those members who have made significant contributions to STMA and to the profession.
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2021 Innovative Award winners named
STMA and the Innovative Award Committee selected Esto Retractable and Sports Turf Company to receive 2021 Innovative Awards. Learn more about the “Innovative Awards Program."
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Aqua-Aid Solutions adds new surfactant
Aqua-Aid Solutions Excalibur features potentiated hydrophobe technology that rapid encourages infiltration and consistent dry down. See more.
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Target Specialty Products launches tree, plant care products
Target Specialty Products’ Turf Fuel Tree & Plant Health Care catalog offers proprietary solutions to lawn care, tree care and horticultural professionals.
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Spectrum Technologies releases new TDR moisture meter
The FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter by Spectrum Technologies is designed to help turf managers looking to capture spot measurements for watering by hand or stringing for consistent turf health and quality.
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Nachurs Turf & Ornamental offers new turfgrass supplements
Nachurs Turf & Ornamental, a brand of Nachurs Alpine Solutions, has a new line of products called Enhanced Turfgrass Management. This new product line is a group of turfgrass supplements that represents a new approach for improved turfgrass management. Learn more about the new products.
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