Athletic Turf News
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
Baltimore Orioles’ grounds crew ejected?
MLB umpire Tim Timmons waved the Baltimore grounds crew off the field during Orioles/Yankees game causing the baseball world to wonder if they were ejected.
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Stanley Black & Decker buys Hustler Turf Equipment owner
Fresh off the $1.6 billion purchase of most of Cub Cadet owner MTD Holdings in August, Stanley Black & Decker has agreed to buy Excel Industries for $375 million in cash. Learn more about the deal.
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Standard Golf enters fertilizer market with AgLogic’s GreenActivator
Standard Golf, a company known more for golf course products such as ball washers and tee boxes, has partnered with Iowa-based farm chemicals company AgLogic to launch a liquid fertilizer. Find out more about the move.
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Advanced Turf Solutions hires Beth Berry
Advanced Turf Solutions added Beth Berry as the vice president of turf and ornamental sales. Learn more about her new role.
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The Andersons adds Ken Klopp to team
The Andersons hired Ken Klopp to serve as territory manager for the company’s turf and specialty business. Klopp will manage the distribution of the business’s turf and ornamental products in the Southeast region of the U.S.
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Got pests? New tool helps ID turfgrass insect damage
North Carolina State University’s NC Turf Bugs blog now offers an interactive form to aid in the diagnosis of turf insect infestations.
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Sollio Agriculture, Pursell to jointly build fertilizer coating plant in Canada
Canada’s Sollio Agriculture and Alabama’s Pursell plan to spend $18 million to build a controlled-release fertilizers plant in St. Thomas, Ontario. The plant will break ground in the fall of 2021 and is expected to become operational in August of 2022. Learn more about the partnership.
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Electric Sheep Robotics launches autonomous mower
Electric Sheep’s Dexter Robot attaches to new or existing mowers and receives over-the-air updates, requires minimal training and can mow any type of grass fully autonomously.
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Quali-Pro’s Bifen I/T approved for spotted lanternfly control
Quali-Pro's insecticide gets Section 2(ee) exemption for use in applications to control the invasive spotted lanternfly in select states.
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