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Turfgrass seed harvested in Manitoba is being used on the soccer pitches at this summer's FIFA World Cup championships in South Africa. FULL STORY
The Parks and Open Space Alliance (POSA) and its partner organizations the Sports Turf Association, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and the Ontario Parks Association are jointly sponsoring a Summer Operational Forum, Wednesday, June 23, at the Hespeler Memorial Arena in Cambridge, Ont.  
The City of Guelph, Ont.'s senior heritage planner says golf courses, although largely man-made in their landscape design, could have reason to be designated as cultural heritage landscapes.
In January of this year, a legal brothel in Nevada got the go ahead from the local county government to hire its first male prostitute to cater to women.
PROPER training of employees engaged in the turf and grounds maintenance industry not only makes sense from a safety standpoint, but also helps boost the bottom line.
The turf and grounds maintenance season is underway again in Canada now that spring has arrived in earnest. A freak late April blizzard hit Calgary, perhaps forcing landscape contractors there to put their mowers aside and haul out the plow blades once again. For the rest of the country, however, it’s seemingly seasonal business as usual.
Doug Meyer, veteran superintendent at Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe Claire, Que., concurs with a Golf Digest survey which found almost half of the respondents agreed the golf course superintendent holds the most important job at a golf course. FULL STORY
Gardening's popularity is increasing, especially in urban environments. But there are still things everyone needs to know before tackling big projects.
Gardening's popularity is increasing, especially in urban environments. But there are still things everyone needs to know before tackling big projects. FULL STORY
The Sports Turf Association is committed to the promotion of better, safer sports turf through innovation, education and professional programs. In order to further this goal, the STA established a Scholarship Program in 1993 and has since awarded 27 scholarships.   The STA has revised the criteria for the Robert W. Sheard Scholarship, including the application deadline, now May 1st to better coincide with scholastic programs.   For Criteria, Policies and Application Requirements please visit the STA website at http://www.sportsturfassociation.com –and click on 'scholarship'.
The Sports Turf Association is committed to the promotion of better, safer sports turf through innovation, education and professional programs. In order to further this goal, the STA established a Scholarship Program in 1993 and has since awarded 27 scholarships.   The STA has revised the criteria for the Robert W. Sheard Scholarship, including the application deadline, now May 1st to better coincide with scholastic programs.   For Criteria, Policies and Application Requirements please visit the STA website at http://www.sportsturfassociation.com –and click on 'scholarship'.
WHILE we continue to bask in the glory of our winter Olympians’ accomplishments in Vancouver—a record 14 gold medals—we’ll soon be turning our attention to the Atlantic coast and this July’s IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Moncton.
The Olympics have come and gone and we’d hardly begun when the pundits and organizers uncorked a big bottle of whine.
By John Ferracuti, That Franchise Group Thirty years ago, when Ted Dinsmore ventured into the world of small business ownership, it was all he could do to picture himself as “the boss,” let alone the owner of multiple small businesses! Yet that is exactly where Ted finds himself in 2010.
Walker Manufacturing introduces the new http://www.walkermowers.com along with the "get out front" giveaway. The new site, built from the ground up, helps customers clearly see the product and experience the advantages of out front mowing.

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