How to Measure and Manage Surface Hardness on Natural and Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Penn State's Center for Sports Surface Research has produced two informational bulletins on how to measure the surface hardness of your athletic field.

The natural turf bulletin helps managers understand measurement of surface hardness and how to effectively manage surface hardness both in the off-season and in-season.

The synthetic turf bulletin helps managers understand measurement of surface hardness, measurement and management of infill depth, and expectations for synthetic maintenance practices.

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