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


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Welcome New Board Members

Profiles of new ATA board members Chris Moras of Ground Works Distribution, Patrick Pierce of Grand National Golf Course and Mark Irwin with City of Foley.
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2021 ATA Road Shows

Preview the programs that are set for the 2021 ATA Road Shows from John Nabors, Fudd Graham, PhD, Scott McElroy, PhD, Dave Han, PhD and Amanda Scherer, PhD.
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The Deep South Turf Expo: Looking Forward to 2021

Regrettably, our plans for the 2020 Deep South Turf Expo did not come to fruition this year. Initially cancelling the Conference and Tradeshow due to Covid-19…
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Scott Wanzor and His Passion for Working in the Green Industry

The Alabama Turfgrass Association is pleased to announce that Scott Wanzor has been awarded our Lifetime Achievement Award. Scott has been a stalwart member of the ATA for many years…
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Is Glyphosate Still A Reasonable Option For Weed Management?

There is significant clamor these days about glyphosate and whether it can or should be used as a part of an integrated pest management program.
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Nematodes: A Challenge to Manage in Southern Turfgrasses

Nematodes are an understudied category of pests in turfgrasses, even though the tiny ‘roundworms’ are among the most abundant of animals on Earth.
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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