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TAG: Texas A&M University

Turfgrass industry veteran James McAfee passes away

February 6, 2015By

James Andrew McAfee passed away Jan. 31 in Richardson, Texas, after a lengthy battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born Jan. 22, 1945 in Edinburg, Texas, McAfee left quite a footprint in the turfgrass industry, working for 40 years in the industry and finishing his career as an associate professor and turfgrass specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Research Center in... read more

2014 Lawn Care Summit slated for Dec. 3–5 in Tampa, Fla.

October 17, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) will co-host the 2014 Lawn Care Summit Dec. 3–5 in Tampa, Fla. Charlie Hall, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University, will keynote the event, offering insight about the future of the industry, the economic forecast as it relates to consumer purchasing, how to adapt to economic cycles and strategies... read more

TPI, TLI award 3 scholarships

September 3, 2014By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) awarded $5,500 in scholarships to three students through the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship Program administered by The Lawn Institute (TLI). Recipients included Cody Anderson of Othello, Wash., who will attend Purdue University to major in agribusiness and minor in farm management; Molly Maroney of Telephone, Texas, who will attend Texas A&M University where she will... read more

America in Bloom introduces new leadership

April 3, 2014By

Charlie Hall and Katy Moss Warner were appointed to two-year terms as president and vice president of America in Bloom (AIB), respectively. Lela Kelly, VP of Dosatron International, and Kurt Becker, executive VP of the Dramm Corp., also will join the board. Hall, Ph.D. of Texas A & M University, has served on the AIB board since 2010 and as... read more