Industry News

Australian soccer pro suing team, stadium after injury

March 28, 2018

Ex-Brisbane Lions footballer Michael Close commenced legal action against his former club, the AFL, and Etihad Stadium following a knee injury sustained during a match in 2015. His anterior cruciate

School district thinks investing in artificial turf could help prevent concussions

March 28, 2018

“The Pit” at Jackson (MO) Senior High and the school’s soccer field could soon have their natural grass replaced with artificial turf. School leaders said a major goal of the effort

Synthetic Turf Council announces 1st annual award winners

March 28, 2018

Held from March 12-14, the Synthetic Turf Council’s Spring Membership Meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA attracted 183 individuals representing companies located throughout the world and of all types in the

Exonerated grounds crew member rejoins White Sox

March 28, 2018

Nevest Coleman was happy to be working again for the Chicago White Sox, and his old pals with the team were thrilled to have him back. In the 24 years

Better results when spring seeding

March 27, 2018

Cool-season grass seed germinates best when the soil temperatures are between 50-65 degrees F. If we look at Ohio, soil temperatures are consistently above 50°F by early April; however, there

Deadline to submit presentations for STMA 2019 Conference is Friday

March 27, 2018

The deadline to submit a presentation for consideration for STMA’s 2019 Conference is Friday, March 30! The 2019 Conference will be held January 22-25 in Phoenix, Arizona. Please take a few

Personal memoir from Mike Hebrard

March 27, 2018

Some of us entered into the athletic field industry in different, unconventional ways, or so it seems to me. Here’s my story: After graduating from Portland State University and spending most

Turface Athletics and ABCA honor field maintenance winners

March 27, 2018

Turface Athletics, in partnership with the American Baseball Coaches Association, announced the four winners of the 2017 Field Maintenance Awards and Scholarships. For over a decade, Turface has partnered with the

When soil testing, the trends can be more informative than the values

March 20, 2018

Last fall Dr. Travis Shaddox, Assistant Professor with the University of Florida, begin a turf fertility presentation with a question about human blood pressure. It was an odd way to

Summertime fertilizer ban remains in place after turf groups pressure leaders

March 20, 2018

A literal turf war over a 2011 fertilizer ordinance fizzled out after Manatee County (FL) commissioners narrowly decided not to change the rule. The way the ordinance is now, and how