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Monday, April 28, 2008
FSGC Convenes in Ft. Pierce for Annual Field Day
On an emerald green field of Sapphire St. Augustine, members of the Florida Sod Growers Cooperative gathered at the end of April for the annual FSGC Field Day.  This years gathering took place at Bethel Farms Ft. Pierce property.  Representatives rolled in (or in one case, flew in) from across the state for 2008's get-together. 

 

From reel mowers and chemical distributors to turf rollers and harvesters, the Field Day showcased turf industry equipment from around the world.  Demonstrations gave even better insight into the latest technology the industry has to offer.  The day under the South Florida sun was not only informative, but as usual, the event was a great chance for the movers and shakers in the Florida turf business to talk face to face about the issues facing the industry today. 

 

The big news of the day was the unveiling of the logo for the new St. Augustine, CaptivaTM.  Captiva is resistant to chinch bugs and to the sod web worm.  The release of the grass itself is expected in the near future. 

 

An exceptional barbeque lunch wrapped up the afternoon and brought the field day to a close.  Congratulations on another successful exposition in 2008.  Special thanks to Bethel Farms and to the board of the FSGC for all of their hard work and dedication.