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Green Media -- publisher of Arbor Age, Landscape and Irrigation, Outdoor Power Equipment and SportsTurf -- is now accepting nominations for its 2013 list of "Industry Innovators" awards.
Canete Snow Management of Wayne N.J., ranked in the top 25 snow removal companies in the nation, was recently awarded a lucrative and exclusive five-year contract to manage the snow removal at MetLife Stadium located in Secaucus, N.J., home to the NY Giants and NY Jets.
STMA's Industry Sourcebook, the association's premier online resource connecting sports turf professionals with the industry's leading products and services, now features a new look and enhanced functionality for 2013. Created jointly by STMA and Green Media (publisher of SportsTurf magazine), the reengineered STMA Industry Sourcebook improves upon past efforts.
The turf wars have begun, in both a literal and figurative sense. There are 21 teams trying to knock Penn Manor off its perch atop the Lancaster-Lebanon (PA) Field Hockey League. There's also the turf war being waged among the haves and have-nots within the league. That's the competition that teams who play on artificial surfaces have against those that have home fields of the grass variety. And while the game is classified as the same thing, and the same rules are used, there's no denying that playing field hockey on grass is way different than playing it on an artificial surface.
Major League Baseball wants to play ball, exhibition games or even regular-season games, in Europe. But the ballpark it is eyeing for possible games lies not in big sports centers, like London with its Wembley Stadium, or Paris, with the Stade de France, but a midsize Dutch town, Hoofddorp, on land that until about 150 years ago lay deep under water.
Does your soccer club or community organization need funding for a soccer program or field project? The US Soccer Foundation's FY14 funding cycle is now underway. The Foundation offers grants in two categories: Program and Safe Places to Play.
Purdue turfgrass reports: "In spite of a relatively cool summer, extended heat may take a toll on cool-season grasses. These grasses are at their weakest point in the year with their lowest energy reserves, and thus their lowest tolerance to stresses like heat, drought, and pests. Minor disease infection with summer patch in Kentucky bluegrass or gray leaf spot in perennial ryegrass, minimal grub feeding in almost all grasses, or traffic in excess or at the hottest part of the day can cause significant damage. The good news is that day lengths are becoming shorter and the heat should not extend for too long into September."
The loud roar of an engine and the screech of burning rubber tires are not sounds one usually hears – or wants to hear – on a golf course. But they are part of the thrill of playing Brickyard Crossing, a standout Pete Dye design in Dye's hometown of Indianapolis. Brickyard Crossing is not just anywhere in Indy, it is in and around the most famous auto racetrack on earth, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
While it seems like a chore at this time of year but mowing the lawn has actually been found to be relaxing and can improve mental health. Whether it's the sound of the lawn mower, the smell of the fresh cut grass or the look of a freshly mowed lawn, research shows mowing has some real perks.
Penn State alum Seth Whitehill (BS turfgrass science 2008) completed his third season as head grounds keeper at the Little League World Series last month.
STMA is committed to strengthening the sports turf industry and enhancing members' competence by providing applicable information on how to manage athletic surfaces. The STMA Information Outreach Committee works hard to produce educational bulletins that provide tips and advice for how to best manage your natural turfgrass athletic surfaces. Topics range from health and safety to cultural practices to construction and renovation.
Employees are probably one of your largest expenses. So it's important to get the maximum results from each and every one of them. Here are some simple ideas to help you do just that.
Goosegrass is a prostrate growing summer annual grass which forms a mat-like rosette. Its flattened leaf sheaths are typically a white to silver color, especially at the base of the leaf sheath. Because of this coloration and its similarity to crabgrass some call it silver crabgrass.
A new water management brochure specifically for the construction and management of sporting venues worldwide has been launched by Polypipe, an international supplier of plastic piping systems. Polypipe's experience includes work on Wembley Stadium, Millennium Stadium, Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford. The company supplied pipework systems to every venue on the Olympic Park for the London 2013 Games.
In the past few years, though, a lot is going on to change the game. Field managers, team and venue operations managers, owners, leagues and teams themselves along with their many partners are working together not only to improve their image but also to lessen their environmental impact.
Experienced turf managers know that when Pythium is present, it's crucial to take action as soon as possible - or the effects can be devastating to your turf. A common and difficult disease to control, Pythium thrives in hot, humid weather and poses a threat to both cool-season and warm-season turf. The soil-borne pathogen can move quickly and aggressively, severely damaging large areas of turf in days or even hours if the conditions are right.
Plants were prone to wilting and new root growth showed symptoms similar to those observed in the field. Morphologic and morphometric identification of T. obtusus was made by examining male and female specimens in temporary water mounts.
With more user-friendly capabilities and tools to make it easier to navigate through the site within each of the special sections, the website has been completely redesigned.
Delaware Valley College announced that it will add five NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports in women's golf, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's tennis. All five will begin competition starting with the 2014-15 season. The school is building a new multi-sport turf field that will be ready in fall of 2013.
Bayer CropScience broke ground on its North American Bee Care Center, a recognition of the importance of these pollinators to agriculture.