Athletic Turf News
March 19, 2021
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What to expect from Bayer’s divestment of Environmental Science
Amid Bayer’s planned divestment of its Environmental Science Professional business, Athletic Turf spoke with Gilles Galliou, who will lead the divestment effort, about what this will mean for the athletic turf industry.
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The Citadel integrates TCool’s evaporative cooling technology
The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium sports and recreation facilities are integrating Tcool’s evaporative cooling technology into their synthetic turf systems in an effort to reduce extreme heat.
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Turface Athletics kicks off Rebuild the Field initiative
Turface Athletics is supporting communities preparing fields for play as part of its Rebuild the Field program. The initiative provides rebates back on essential field maintenance products. Find out how to participate in the program.
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Tyler Enterprises hires Scot Spier, CGCS
Tyler Enterprises, the turf products division of Masterblend International, has added Scot Spier, CGCS, to its turf products sales team. He will be responsible for business development and sales of both nutritional and plant protectant products for the golf, lawn care and sports turf markets in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago.
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Professor James A. Murphy appointed to Ralph Geiger Chair in Turfgrass Science
The Rutgers University Board of Governors added professor James A. Murphy to the Ralph Geiger Chair in Turfgrass Science. Learn more about his new role.
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Pioneer Athletics names second class of ‘Pioneers in the Field’
On March 1, Pioneer Athletics recognized its second class of “Pioneers in the Field.” The 2021 class joined six members from last year’s inaugural campaign. See who made the cut.
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Spectrum Technologies launches the TDR 250
Mike Thurow, president, CEO and founder of Spectrum Technologies, visits with AT to discuss the launch of the TDR 250, a more economical version of the soil moisture meter popular in the industry.
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Wilbur-Ellis intros lineup of blended fertilizers
Wilbur-Ellis released its Perfection brand of high-performing blended fertilizers. Find out more about the line.
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SynLawn product earns USDA certified biobased label
Synthetic grass manufacturer SynLawn has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The SynAugustine 347 organic infill system is now able to display a USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.
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Sipcam releases new Pythium tool: Karma
Sipcam Agro USA has released its newest innovation: Karma fungicide. The systemic fungicide combats many Pythium diseases, including damping-off, cottony blight, grease spot and root rot. Learn more about the new product.
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SmartTurf launches artificial turf treated with Microban
SmartTurf’s new range of athletic turf products for health and sports clubs and athletic arenas offers an athletic artificial turf product with built-in antimicrobial protection.
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