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Landmark’s Luminary Creeping Bentgrass a Top Performer at ScanGreen Trials
Landmark Turf & Native Seed received recognition at the ScanGreen trials with its Luminary Creeping Bentgrass being a top performing new variety. Luminary performed particularly well in the colder, northern zone trials. Researchers evaluated each turfgrass on a 1-9 scale for a variety of desirable traits – visual appeal, density, fineness of leaves and color – as well as looking at disease resistance, growth rate, wear tolerance and ability to withstand winter damage. Developed by Dr. Stacy Bonos and Rutgers University from broad genetic based Germplasm, Luminary excels during cooler seasons and features density, great winter color, and hardiness, wear-resistance and snow mold resistance. 

John Deere Classic Statement on Accidental Death
A longtime volunteer at the John Deere Classic has died as the result of an accident at TPC Deere Run. Tournament officials announced that Charles “Chuck” Austin, 68, of Rock Island, Illinois, died of injuries apparently suffered in a tragic accident at the golf course while working to prepare the tournament site for the event.