Turf Talk Blog

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_10945" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Rhyne - King Ranch[/caption] In late August, about 20 Texas Celebration Bermudagrass producers gathered for a growers meeting in downtown Houston.  Growers representing about 70% of the state’s Celebration production were...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text]Over 800 landscape professionals were in attendance at the NC State Field Day on August 10th to witness a historic day for the NC State turfgrass breeding program. A check in the amount of $321,984 was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_10862" align="alignleft" width="300"] HGT Meeting[/caption] The 2016 HGT producers’ meeting was held on Thursday, August 11 in Chicago, IL. Eleven producers, representing almost 80 % of the HGT production acres in the Upper Midwest Region,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text]To all of my friends and acquaintances that I have come to know over the past 9 years while at Sod Solutions, this is a bitter-sweet goodbye.  My wife Sara, my six year old son...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text]Celebration Bermudagrass took Rio by storm in 2014 grassing six stadiums during soccer's World Cup.  Two years later, Celebration got the world's attention again at the Summer Olympic Games.  Celebration was on the fields of five...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12"][vc_column_text]Delta Bluegrass and Evergreen Turf are adding some new grass varieties to their portfolio.  Both farms have licensed for Latitude 36 and NorthBridge Bermudagrasses.  The two varieties, developed by Oklahoma State University, are popping up...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12" el_class="main_content_wrap"][vc_column_text]In late June, the MLS Houston Dynamo decided to switch out the grass surface in BBVA Compass Stadium and install Celebration Bermudagrass. The Dynamo needed a playing surface with more durability and Celebration fit the bill...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12" el_class="main_content_wrap"][vc_column_text]Two new courses on the East Coast have added Sunday Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens this summer.  The first, ChiChi Rodriguez Golf Club, named after and run at the swashbuckling golfer's academy campus in Clearwater, Florida.  It...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12" el_class="main_content_wrap"][vc_column_text]Tradeshow season part two is in the fall months.  Right now is busy season at work in the turfgrass world.  So shows have slowed a bit in the warmer months but our field staff has been...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/12" el_class="social_dock_wrap"][social_share_list][/vc_column][vc_column width="11/12" el_class="main_content_wrap"][vc_column_text]The EMPIRE Turf spring radio campaign was a success.  Now the fall campaign is set to get underway. EMPIRE Turf commercials will run for 6 weeks in five markets across the state.  Listen for them...