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North Carolina farm plays a role in growing World Cup turf

Find out how the four-person operation helped test the seeds that became the stage for the world’s best in Qatar.

Photo: Aspen Investments

Aspen Investments to distribute CoreMax48

The company says the core-collecting attachment will be available at all its locations in the coming months.

Photo: Marco Schiavon

Team seeks cost-effective methods to manage nematodes, fungal diseases

Researchers from the University of Florida look to defeat sting and root-knot nematodes, major turfgrass pests in the South, with economic measures.

AstroTurf becomes exclusive dealer for SISGrass in the US

The company partnered with SIS Pitches to sell its hybrid SISGrass in the U.S.


Photo: SFMA

STMA rebrands as SFMA

In January, the Sports Turf Managers Association changed its name and added a new logo, highlighting the variety of sports fields its members manage.

Photo: Joey Young

Texas Tech associate professor receives $425K USDA grant

Joey Young received a $425,000 grant to conduct professional development for turfgrass science educators.

SFMA CEO Kim Heck steps down

Heck led the SFMA for 18 years and grew the association to 2,700 members during her tenure.

Related: SFMA names Laura Simmons new CEO

Photo: Husqvara

Husqvarna soft-launches new robotic mower

In June, the company launched Ceora, its battery-powered, lightweight Automower.

NFLPA calls for the replacement of artificial turf

The official statement from NFLPA president JC Tretter comes after an increase in injuries blamed on slit-film turf.

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