Zoysiagrass Production – Sod Farm Survey

Are you a producer of Zoysiagrass?  If so, we need your help! The goal of this survey is to understand production issues that sod farmers may experience with Zoysiagrass. Researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife, Kansas State University, and Purdue University want to understand sod producer concerns with Zoysiagrass management and gain an idea of the [...]

TPI Requests Farmer Comments on Impending Changes to Oxadiazon in Sod Farms

EPA Proposes changes to Oxadiazon label in Sod Farms and other sites The EPA has posted a Proposed Interim Decision for oxadiazon and TPI is working on behalf of sod farms to provide much needed feedback on the impacts to our industry. With significant changes to the oxadiazon label proposed, EPA needs to hear your [...]

Fall Armyworms Marching Across Much of U.S.

Sod farmers, athletic field managers, and landscapers in the southern United States are used to seeing their fair share of Fall armyworms, but this year seems different. According to several entomologists at various universities, the outbreak and damage this year is much more widespread than usual. Fall armyworms have made it much farther north this [...]

USDA Adds Grass Seed to CFAP2 Relief Program and Sets Oct 12 Deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities. CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market disruptions in 2020 due to COVID-19, is part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for [...]

TPI Seeking Member Updates to New Edition of Sod As Agriculture Document

Turfgrass sod producers, here is your chance to help protect important local, national, and international agricultural exemptions for sod. TPI is currently updating the current edition of the book "Sod As Agriculture". This resource includes state and federal regulations which document sod's status as agriculture. It is often important to sod farms locally when various [...]

TPI International Education Conference and Field Day 2022: Featured Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce our top-notch 2022 Keynote Speakers. Join us for a closer look at advocacy within our industry and an inspirational story of one determined farmer. Bruce Vincent Bruce Vincent is a third-generation logger from Libby, Montana. During the past 25 years, he has given motivational speeches throughout the United States and [...]

H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act

Reps. Cuellar (S-TX), Joyce (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers just introduced the “H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act,” which would create a permanent H-2B returning worker cap exemption and include some program efficiency and integrity measures. AmericanHort and the H-2B Workforce Coalition have been working with the bill sponsors to create a common sense [...]

Turfgrass Producers Hours of Service Glove Box Doc

  In case you’ve missed the positive news - TPI has worked with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to define sod as an agricultural commodity. This ruling makes the claim for exemptions relative to Hours of Service and Electric Logging Devices much easier. This ruling was announced in November and you can read more [...]

Turfgrass Producers of Maryland Hosting Dr. Casey Reynolds for Sod Check-off Information Session

The Turfgrass Producers of Maryland (TPM) cordially invites you to join us on June 23, 2021m for a presentation by Dr. Casey Reynolds, TPI Executive Director. Attend to learn everything you need to know about a National Sod Check-Off program. And to have your biggest questions about a check-off program answered. MARYLAND SOD CHECKOFF EVENT

NC Sod Producers Association Releases 2021 Report

North Carolina State University has just released the 2021 Sod Producers' Report for North Carolina sod producers. This annual report contains information on inventories, supply, pricing, and overall trends or comments on the status of North Carolina Sod Production. Click the link below to read the full report. {{ vc_btn: title=Read+More&style=custom&custom_background=%2373bf43&custom_text=%23ffffff&align=left&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fcontent.ces.ncsu.edu%252Fsod-producers-report-for-north-carolina%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}