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MSU’s Joe Vargas Named to Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
Michigan State University plant pathologist Joseph M. Vargas has been inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Throughout his 48-year career, Vargas has authored more than 200 articles on turfgrass disease and wrote a leading textbook on turfgrass management. A professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, he has been instrumental in discovering a variety of pests that threaten the common Poa annua turfgrass variety, as well as identifying the causes of black layer in sand-based turf soils. “I was very surprised to be inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame and very honored,” Vargas said. “Nobody wins an award by themselves, and I’m no exception. I’ve had great colleagues, great people working for me and great family support. I know I’m not the first to say that, but it’s true.”

PBI-Gordon Announces 2(ee) Recommendation
PBI-Gordon announced that Surge Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf has a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 2(ee) recommendation for control in doveweed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

CourseCo Announces Senior Management Realignment
CourseCo named Michael Sharp as the new president and Chief Operating Officer and realigned its regional management team. Sharp became the second president of CourseCo. 

Redexim Turf Products Adds New Staff Member
Redexim Turf Products announced the addition of Tom Werner to its staff. Werner is the Territory Sales Manager for Texas and Oklahoma.