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Turfgrass Producers International Collection

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.

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Business Management

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.

Harvests

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.