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Dolphins’ Sprinklers Come On Midgame
A computer malfunction caused the irrigation system to turn on during the third quarter of Sunday’s Dolphins-Seahawks game at Sun Life Stadium. Referees went running, players stood in the middle of the water trying to figure out what was happening and stadium crews went scrambling to figure out why. Read More

STC Announces Real Field of Dreams Winners
The Synthetic Turf Council has named the Cotting School in Lexington, Mass., and The City of Refuge in Atlanta, Ga., the grand prize winners of the 2012 Search for the Real Field of Dreams contest. The annual contest recognizes synthetic turf athletic fields, parks and playgrounds that have made an exceptional impact within their communities. Read More

Douglas Named Best in Double A
Dan Douglas, groundskeeper for the Reading Phillies, was named the Sports Turf Manager of the Year for Class AA teams for the second time. Douglas, who has an agronomy degree from Penn State, will accept the award at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., December 3. In 2001 he received the Harry C. Gill Award. Read More

Former Punter Sues Over Turf
Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has sued the county agency that operates Reliant Stadium, blaming “unsafe turf” for a possibly career-ending knee injury. The suit names venue-management company SMG and the Harris County Convention and Sports Corporation as defendants. Read More

New England Grows Partners with Moose River Media
New England Grows, the green industry’s best-attended event in the Northeast, has chosen Moose River Media as its official media partner. The partnership is effective immediately as New England Grows gears up for its 2013 conference and exposition February 6-8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. Read More

Burlington Stadium Renovated
Renovations are underway at Burlington Athletic Stadium, Burlington, NC. The project involves removing the sod, laser grading the infield and resodding with a new bermudagrass/rye blend. The field is the home to the Burlington Royals baseball team of the Appalachian League, and also hosts a couple college tournaments each year. Read More

Work Begins On Second Moorestown Field
Work on the second synthetic turf field in Moorestown, Pa., has begun. The LandTek Group, an Amityville, N.Y., company that specializes in sports facility design and the construction of synthetic athletic fields, won the contract. The field will be used for youth soccer, field hockey, football and lacrosse. Read More

FMC Names Contest Winners
Five high schools throughout the southern U.S. each won 10 bags of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide courtesy of FMC’s Friday Night Lights contest. The winners were Suwannee High School, McAlpin, Fla.; Keller Independent School District, Keller, Texas; Richard J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Fla.; and Leon County Schools, Jacksonville, Fla. Read More


November 27-29
Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference & Show. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit www.texasturf.com.

December 3-6
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For details, visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.

December 4; 6; 10
Turf Herbicide Workshop. Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, visit www.mrtf.org.

December 4-6
New Jersey Green Expo. Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, N.J. To learn more, visit www.njturfgrass.org.

December 4-6
Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kan. For details, visit www.kansasturfgrassfoundation.com.

December 4-6
Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association 59th Annual Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo. For more information, visit www.rmrta.org.

December 11-13
Turfgrass Short Course. Expo Center, Fredericksburg, Va. For details, visit www.vaturf.org.

January 2-February 15
UMass Winter School for Turf Managers. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. For more information, visit http://extension.umass.edu/turf.

January 8-9
Turf Conference 2013. The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook. For details, visit www.illinoisturfgrassfoundation.org.

January 8-10
Nebraska Turf Conference. La Vista Conference Center, La Vista, Neb. For more information, visit www.nebraskaturfgrass.com.

January 15-18
24th Annual Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition. Ocean Center, Daytona, Fla. For more information, visit  www.stma.org.

January 21-24
2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference. Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich. To learn more, visit www.michiganturfgrass.org.

January 29-31
79th Annual Iowa Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Downtown Marriott Hotel, Des Moines. For details, visit www.iowaturfgrass.org.

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