Athletic Turf News
OCTOBER 15, 2021
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Learn how Field of Dreams team prepared the turf for MLB debut
Murray Cook, president, BrightView Sports Turf, discusses the process of building the ballpark in a corn field for the first ever Major League Baseball game played in Iowa. Cook talks about the process of constructing the field, the grass on the field and if he saw any ghosts come out of the corn.
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Former seed manager sentenced for wire fraud, money laundering
Christopher Claypool, a former general manager of the Jacklin Seed Co., a producer and marketer of grass seed and turfgrass in the Pacific Northwest, was sentenced to prison in early July for conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering to defraud J.R. Simplot Co., Jacklin’s former owner, and its customers.
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SiteOne named exclusive landscape sponsor of IA University
SiteOne Landscape Supply will serve as the exclusive landscape sponsor of “IA University” held during the Irrigation Association’s Education Week Dec. 6-10; registration is now open for IA University.
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EPA bans chlorpyrifos use for food, to consider nonagricultural ban
Following years of debate and lawsuits, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is banning all chlorpyrifos pesticide use for food, although the chemical will still be allowed on golf courses and other nonedible applications — for now.
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Corteva Agriscience collaborates with FMC Professional Solutions on EOP
As part of the 2021 Corteva Agriscience Ultimate Rewards early order program, turf and ornamental professionals will now have the ability to purchase select FMC fungicides that will count toward the program’s rebates and locked-in savings.
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PBI-Gordon hires Rick Williams, promotes Trevor Radford
PBI-Gordon Corp. added Rick Williams as national accounts manager and promoted Trevor Radford to regional sales manager.
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Green Velvet hires Amy Dearinger
Amy Dearinger has joined Green Velvet as a technical sales representative. She brings nearly two decades of professional turf experience back to the Columbus, Ohio, market.
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Quali-Pro promotes Paul Fox to key accounts manager
Quali-Pro has promoted Paul Fox, a longtime area manager, to its key accounts manager. He has spent his entire career in the turfgrass industry as a distributor sales rep, operations manager and sales director.
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Bayer to remove glyphosate from lawn and garden products
Bayer plans to replace all glyphosate-based products in the U.S. lawn care and garden market with new formulations with alternative active ingredients beginning in 2023. Bayer said there will be no change in glyphosate formulations for the U.S. professional and agricultural markets.
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Honda GXV160 engines now standard on Turfco TurnEar XT5 aerators
Turfco TurnAer XT5 Aerators are now equipped with the Honda GXV160 engine. The company changeover to the new engine is already in place.
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