Alabama Turfgrass Association2020-04-25T11:25:15-06:00


From the President’s Pen
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Welcome, New Board Members!
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Auburn University Turf Team
Calendar of Events

Save these Dates: Road Show Seminars And More

Preview of the 2019 ATA Road Shows, plus Lawn and Landscape Workshop on March 13, 2019 and Poa Annua Classic on March 25, 2019.
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Cover Story: Shade and Implications for Turfgrass Health

Managing turfgrasses in shade can be one of the more challenging aspects encountered by turfgrass managers everywhere. Unlike weeds, insects, or diseases you can’t simply spray something to correct the problem.
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Turf Tips: New Technology to Improve Turfgrass Management Efficiency? The Future May Be Here!

Today’s turfgrass managers have seen unbelievable change in equipment, tools and technology during their careers. New innovations have allowed turfgrass managers to become more efficient with manpower and budgets.
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ATA Member Spotlight on James Simmons, CGCS

Hall Thompson’s dream was to create a world-class golf course in Alabama. The dream was realized when he enlisted Jack Nicklaus to design Shoal Creek Golf Club in 1975 and, just as importantly, hired Jim Simmons, CGCS, as his superintendent.
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Dear Members,

Our parks, gardens, lawns, sports fields and golf courses offer space for play and relaxation and are essential for health. Maintaining them is important not only for aesthetic reasons, but for reasons of safety and security as well. These resources are an investment that should be protected as far as possible during the general shut-down of businesses due to COVID-19.

Routine maintenance to turfgrass can be handled safely for workers and many, such as golf courses, also allow the public to congregate for exercise with a minimum of social interaction.

We hope you can use this down time to rest your fields, as needed, and maintain good maintenance practices. The Alabama Turfgrass Association considers the health and safety of our members, their families and the people of Alabama of first importance. We urge everyone to follow the CDC guidelines and practice safe social distancing as they work.

We look forward to emerging from this unprecedented challenge as a strong and viable Association, state and nation and returning to our regular schedule soon.

Stay well,

Deven Peek President Alabama Turfgrass Association

COVID-19 Information From ATA