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Benefits of Natural Turfgrass vs. Artificial Turf

September, 2010: Florida Sod Growers Cooperative
Lawns Make our World Greener
Guide to conservation and sustainability

July 17, 2010: University of Florida, Gainesville
Video depicts actual temps of natural turf vs. artificial turf
Artificial turf temps unsafe, gets 50+ degrees hotter than natural turf

April 2010: Turfgrass Producers International
Some injuries more common on artificial turf
ACL injury rate up 88% for NFL teams that played on Field Turf artificial fields

February, 2010: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Study Shows Responsibly Managed Lawns Reduce Carbon Footprint
A new study conducted by Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, an independent environmental and energy expert and University instructor, shows that responsibly managed lawns sequester, or store, significant amounts of carbon, capturing four times more carbon from the air than is produced by the engine of today’s lawnmowers.

October, 2009: Turfgrass Producers International E-Newsletter
2008 NFL Playing Surfaces Opinion Survey
NFL Players prefer natural turf, feel artificial turf shortens their careers

Wednesday March 18, 2009: Naples Daily News
Are Synthetic Athletic Fields Safe?
Health risks to children & athletes

February 19, 2009: Malibu Surfside News
It's One Green versus Another in the Synthetic Turf War
Issues of Health & Saftey Challenge Maintenance Cost Savings

February 2009: Golf & Sports Turf Australia
Artificial turf is an alternative to concrete not grass

May 2008: Sports Turf magazine
Management plan for synthetics
Artificial fields must be sprayed with disinfectant and treated for mold




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