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


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Lawn & Landscape Field Day 2019

The Ingalls Pavilion in Decatur provided a terrific venue for the 2019 Lawn and Landscape Field Day.
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2019 Poa Annua Classic Returned to Farm Links

This year the Poa returned to beautiful FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga to raise money for the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
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Deep South Turfgrass Fraternity
Comes Together in October 2019!

2019 will be a great year at the Deep South Turf Expo! I was explaining my job to a new acquaintance a few weeks ago and told him why I enjoyed my work and of the many friendships…
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“As People Change so do the Markets”

Apart from growing up on a 4th generation family farm that included cotton, soybeans, cattle, horses and later catfish farming, Steve Sanderson’s first real involvement in our industry was a couple of summers interning…
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Are you Getting Residual Control of
Fall Armyworms from your Insecticide Applications?

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), is a significant pest of all turf and pasture grasses throughout the eastern United States. There are several species of armyworms in our area, but this species develops faster…
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Weed Science Research Update:
Pylex – A new Carotenoid Inhibiting Herbicide

Tenacity (mesotrione) was the first carotenoid-inhibiting herbicide introduced to the turfgrass market. It has developed into a niche herbicide due to the need for repeat applications and potential for bleaching green tissue to a white color, even in tolerant species.
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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