The Turfgrass Producers International Collection contains a variety of materials published by Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), formerly the American Sod Producers Association (ASPA), and the Lawn Institute, formerly the Better Lawn & Turf Institute.
The American Sod Producers Association was formed in 1967 by a group of U.S. turfgrass sod farmers. In 1994, ASPA changed its name to Turfgrass Producers International to better reflect its growing worldwide membership. The Better Lawn & Turf Institute, originally founded in 1957 as a turfgrass advocacy and consumer interest group, merged with Turfgrass Producers International in 1998.
The collection is part of the MSU Libraries' Turfgrass Information Center Resource Archive. Records for all turf-related articles within this archive can also be identified via the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) database.
This archive, an ongoing cooperative project of Turfgrass Producers International and the Michigan State University Libraries, features public access to TPI’s Business Management newsletter from 1982-2009.
This archive, an ongoing cooperative project of Turfgrass Producers International and the Michigan State University Libraries, features public access to the Better Lawn & Turf Institute’s Harvests from 1957-1992.