When MLS team Sporting Kansas City debuted Children’s Mercy Park stadium in 2011, being in a “transition zone” area of the country where weather extremes are the norm, the club started with bluegrass as its surface. Over time, the club realized the need for a warm-season grass type and switched over to NorthBridge® Bermudagrass, which… Read more »
The University of Florida’s Dr. Bryan Unruh’s career is full of accomplishments that have made him stand out within the turfgrass industry.
The Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, S.C. is preparing to host its very first PGA Tour event in mid-June. As professional golfers and fans travel to the Palmetto Championship, the Congaree Foundation is far busier than one might realize. Simultaneously preparing for this major golf event, the Congaree Foundation is giving back to the Jasper… Read more »
Often described as a “shot makers course”, the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida is a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece. Set over 7,240 yards, the course has been a mainstay as one of the top private courses in the United States. Much of the praise is appropriately deposited on superintendent James Sprankle. Sprankle has been one of… Read more »
The California turfgrass industry has seen a major transition from cool-season grasses to warm-season grasses in recent years. Larry LeMay, President and seed buyer of A-G Sod Farms said they have witnessed this steadily over time. A-G’s California farm locations are in Moreno Valley, Palmdale, Fresno and Stockton. “Twenty years ago, at our Fresno farm,… Read more »
Thomas Turfgrass is a longtime, well-known sod producer and installation business in Wharton, Texas. The sod company prides itself on its family operation and pleasing customers throughout the entire process of purchasing new grass. Emory Thomas is the owner of Thomas Turfgrass, managing the operations of four sod farms spanning the area around Wharton, Austin… Read more »
In January, COVID-19 completely halted in-person interactions at one of the largest sod farms in South Carolina. Fortunately, all of the Green Acres Turf Farm staff has recovered and the farm was able to continue efficient operations during its closure by utilizing Turf Logistics™. “Turf Logistics kept us going during the weeks we were not… Read more »
This year started off with a lot of excitement and opportunity as a new decade began. But just a few months into 2020, COVID-19 shut down normal day-to-day operations and many businesses had to adjust. Sod Solutions pivoted and, like many others, found new ways to grow. Relationships are core to the turfgrass industry and… Read more »