Just Announced- TPI Future Leaders Fellowship

Building Industry Leaders Turfgrass Producers International is excited to announce our newest members-only program the TPI Future Leaders Fellowship. We are honored to bring new and current leaders in the natural grass industry together for the learning opportunity of a lifetime. Throughout our immersive 24-month program, our fellows will become more robust and better leaders [...]

TPI 2022 International Education Conference and Field Day: Conference Package Inclusions

Join us in 2022 TPI is gearing up for our annual International Education Conference & Field Day for 2022! Join us in sunny California February 14-17, 2022. This is our biggest networking and education event of the year. Attendees will enjoy new experiences, such as our Food Truck Rodeo at Field Day, and old favorites, [...]

2022 TLI Research Call for Proposals Now Open

The Lawn Institute invites researchers to submit proposals for funding as part of the 2022 TLI Call for Proposals which is now open. Applications are due December 15th, 2021. Please reach out to Dr. Casey Reynolds at creynolds@TurfgrassSod.org or 847-737-1846 with questions. TLI Research Objectives The Lawn Institute (TLI) is a charitable foundation that was [...]

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 [...]