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August/September 2000
by Dave Allan and Steve Wilson, Fairview College   (Golf Course News)

Golf Course News is the newspaper for the golf course industry written for superintendents and top management decision-makers. Coverage includes news and trends in maintenance, management, development and supplier business.  This site contains both the current issue and past archive issues.  It has a section on new products and a section for resources or links to other golf/turf related web sites.  You can even subscribe online to your very own copy of the Golf Course News and the best part is that it is absolutely free.  (Side Note: There is an interesting story on Eco-terrorism in the July issue.  We just happened to be in Hubbard at Turf-Seed’s annual field day a few days after the damage had been done.  Amazing facilities, just a shame that these people won’t leave research like this run its course.)  

(Crop Data Management Systems, Inc.)

CDMS, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Marysville, California.  Founded in 1983, the company provides America's premier software service to access crop protection product label, MSDS, WPS and DOT information.  Over 80 crop protection product manufacturers support CDMS by supplying and approving all information in the CDMS databases.  There are about 1,300 crop protection product labels and 2,400+ MSDS’s in the CDMS databases.  A staff of 11 people is dedicated to maintaining the databases with daily updates.   (Turf Trader)

This site is excellent for anyone looking to buy or sell used equipment.  You can search for equipment by province, city, and type.  The search for equipment is free and to place an ad is only $10 and an additional $10 to add a picture.  You can also place a Want To Buy ad if you are looking for a particular piece of machinery.  To place an advertisement, simply visit this site and complete the sales form or e-mail Turf Trader and they will do the rest.   (Sand Silo)

The sand silo is a sand storage device that keeps sand dry and the easy load system makes topdressing quick and easy.  The sand silo eliminates wasted sand because of rain run off, wind blowing, or weed contamination.  The sand silo site gives you specifications, sand silo features and a request for information.  The price of the sand silo is also included in the specifications area.


In the October/November issue of Turf Line News, we will be compiling a list of the Top Ten turf related websites.  We would like you to email us at the addresses listed below with the sites you feel should be included on this list.  Thanks for your input.


If you come across any interesting web sites (turf or non-turf related) please forward this information to:

Dave at or

Steve at


Money may not be everything but it does keep you in touch with your children.


You work hard and you’re finally on Easy Street; then you discover there’s no parking.


I you could only kick the person who is responsible for most of your troubles, you wouldn’t be able to sit down.


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