Tending the Tundra

Allen Johnson, fields manager for the Green Bay Packers, doesn't revel in the cool factor of his job. What motivates him is the responsibility the job brings, not the pomp

  Allen Johnson munches on a cheese curd and contemplates the question: What's it like to manage what's arguably the most hallowed ground in all of sports - Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers?
  It's lunchtime on a recent spring day in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Packers football is revered almost like a religion. Johnson is at a local sports eatery sipping on a soda and eating cheese curds, a Wisconsin delicacy.
  Not far from where he sits hangs a large framed photograph of a packed Lambeau Field on game day. It's not lost on Johnson's lunch ... (Read More...)

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7/15/2014 - Ted Horton Joins Audubon's Board of Directors

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Ted Horton has joined Audubon International's board of directors. Horton is the senior consulting superintendent for ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance, director for the California Golf Course Owners Association and immediate past president for the ...More

7/15/2014 - Engage Agro USA, TAMINCO US Form Partnership

Engage to distribute Defiant
Engage Agro USA has signed a distribution agreement with TAMINCO US INC. to be the exclusive distributor of Defiant (75% WDG Thiram turf fungicide and animal repellent) in the United States. Defiant is a dry flowable Thiram formulation for the prevention ...More

7/15/2014 - Michigan Superintendent Earns Designation

Rockov earns certification in e-par EMS program
Scott Rockov, golf course superintendent of the University of Michigan (U-M) Golf Course has earned certification in the e-par Environmental Management System (EMS) Certified Professional program, which recognizes individuals who have knowledge of systems-based ...More

7/15/2014 - United Turf Alliance Offers Liquid Azoxystrobin

Highly-concentrated product contains 2.08 AI per gallon
Atlanta-based United Turf Alliance introduces ArmorTech ZOXY 2 SC, a liquid formulation of an azoxystrobin fungicide. Prior to going off patent, azoxystrobin was available to the professional turf management market as Syngenta's Heritage Fungicide. ...More

7/15/2014 - Going Once ... Going Twice ...

Rounds 4 Research auction garners $115,500
The first phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program for turfgrass studies, run by the Environmental Institute For Golf (EIFG), sold more than 600 rounds and yielded $115,500 in the June online auction. The total was a 7 percent increase ...More

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