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Member Spotlight on Incoming ATA President, Deven Peek

It is ironic that Deven Peek, who dreamed of being an Air Force Pilot as a young man, has ended up with a career so fully grounded!
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Auburn University Turfgrass Low-Input Field Day:
A Morning of Turfgrass Research

Goals of current AU turfgrass research projects were clearly presented at the Auburn University Turfgrass Low-Input Field Day held July 16, 2019.
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Kicking it Up a Notch at the Deep South Turf Expo

The Deep South Turf Expo claims “Braggin Rights” about our Keynote Speakers this year. In addition to an outstanding line-up of education for the conference, we will present three keynote speakers.
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How Much Do You Know about IPM and How it Works?

The concept of integrated pest management (IPM) has been around for decades. IPM is taught in colleges and schools across the country, yet it still can be a somewhat mysterious concept…
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Low Nitrogen Rates Are Best for Zoysiagrass Establishment

The Rationale: Previous research with zoysiagrass establishment was fairly clear in all the results: lower rates of nitrogen (N) are all that were needed for establishment of the grass, whether from sprigs or plugs…
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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