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


From the President’s Pen
ATA Annual Sponsors
ATA 2021 Officers and Board
Calendar of Events

Joe Collins, CSFM
a “Class Act” in Sports Turf Management at Samford University

The ATA is honored to have Joe as our incoming President in 2021. He says, “It is truly an honor and my privilege to serve on the ATA Board alongside so many great people who genuinely care for the future...
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DSTE 2020 Reinvented: Tournament, Trade Show and Tailgate

Rather than completely miss an opportunity to have our group come together this year, the DSTE is going to host DSTE 2020 Reinvented: Tournament, Trade Show and Tailgate!
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Stormwater Landscaping for Green Industry

With urban and suburban areas increasing, planning, implementation, and maintenance of water friendly practices by turfgrass managers plays an important role in protecting local water quality.
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Timing of Herbicide Applications Affects Damage to Bahaiagrass and Seedhead Suppression

Bahiagrass has many advantages: it can be easily established by seed, is inexpensive, has an extensive root and rhizome system, has excellent drought tolerance, and does not require heavy fertilization.
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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