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turfgrass and water management at the University of Florida's IFAS. Dow AgroSciences opened its new 175,000 square-foot research and development facility in April at global headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. The new facility is part of its global growth plan for development and commercialization of new crop protection and seed, traits and oils products for growers around the world. As the newest addition to the company's 192-acre campus, the Biotechnology Research Center will support research and development activities of more than 200 research scientists from the advanced technology development and bioengineering and bioprocessing research and development functions. The facility was constructed with a goal of achieving certifcation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Forty percent of the materials for the facility were manufactured within 500 miles of the site, reducing costs for production, shipping and fuel. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence attended the ribbon cutting for the facility. The Irrigation Association released the dates for the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in both 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the show will be held Nov. 17-21 in Phoenix. In 2015, the show will be held Nov. 9-13 in Long Beach, Calif. The show this year is set for Nov. 4-8 in Austin, Texas. Horizon Distributors Inc. donated two new Jacobsen Eclipse walking greens mowers to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The donations give students the opportunity to operate some of the most advanced pieces of turf equipment on the market today. "Having quality, commercial-grade equipment from Jacobsen gives our students the opportunity to manage our turfgrass in the same manner as professional superintendents and sports feld managers," said John L. Cisar, Ph.D., associate professor of Trojan Battery Co. expanded its presence in Chile by naming Emasa Equipment and Machinery S.A. as a Trojan master distributor. Emasa is responsible for overseeing the distribution and servicing of Trojan deep-cycle batteries in the country and surrounding region. Emasa will supply and support Trojan's deep-cycle batteries used in aerial work platform, foor machine, renewable energy, marine, and golf and electric vehicle markets. Turf Pride LLC completed its purchase of Trion Lifts Inc., a manufacturer of lift equipment designed for the maintenance of turf equipment. Trion Lifts Inc., will be moved to Turf Pride's location in Andalusia, Ala. Trion Lifts Inc. was located in Evans, Colo., and began manufacturing lifts in August 1991. Turf Pride LLC manufactures products for the turfgrass professional. Its line includes deep-tine aerators, core collectors, reel and bedknife sharpeners and dethatchers. Bladerunner Farms, a privately owned zoysiagrass research and development facility launched its newly designed website, www.bladerunnerfarms. com. The site provides research updates and the latest information on low-maintenance, low-water-use, environmentally friendly zoysiagrass and buffalograsses. Located in Poteet, Texas, Bladerunner Farms licenses its proprietary turfgrasses to sod farms worldwide. Crane's Safety Institute changed its name to Crane's Aerial Truck Service. Crane's, established in 2001, is an independent crane inspection service dedicated to providing operational safety through objective inspection, operator safety training and functional understanding of equipment physics and operation. Hunter Industries became the inaugural Irrigation Association Platinum Member. "Becoming a Platinum Member demonstrates our commitment to the Irrigation Association,"