Industry News

Turf managers challenged by fungicide-resistant turfgrass disease

October 30, 2018

From Penn State News by Jeffrey Mulhollem: Dollar spot — the most common, troublesome and damaging turfgrass disease plaguing golf courses — is becoming increasingly resistant to fungicides applied to manage

$5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass begins

October 30, 2018

The most widely grown irrigated crop in the US, turfgrass, is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas A and M AgriLife is leading a project to find solutions. Texas A

Adjusting turf resumes for the mobile age

October 30, 2018

Interesting info from TurfNet, posted earlier this year by Matt Leverich: “I don’t have to tell any of you that smartphones have changed how we work each day, especially from out

Michigan State Turf School Dec 17-20

October 30, 2018

The MSU Turf School, December 17-20, 2018, is an intensive course designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass. The school

FieldTurf introduces first “smart” sports field

October 25, 2018

Imagine a sports field that could automatically track the number of athletes playing, hours of use, and send maintenance alerts when needed. Imagine that it could then deliver in-depth reporting

Real-time venue management system debuts in Santa Clara

October 25, 2018

According to an article by Tim Newcomb of forbes.com, the San Francisco 49ers have a new system at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara that can alert operations staff of problems

California facility might save $60K in 1st year with solar panels

October 25, 2018

According to a report from Jeong Park of the Orange County Register, Ladera Ranch (CA) is putting hundreds of solar panels in Cox Sports Park, cutting the facility’s electricity bill

Fears emerge in Europe over absence of recycling plan for 3G pitches

October 25, 2018

According to The Telegraph.co.uk, new fears have emerged about the environmental toll of 3G pitches on generations to come, with a television documentary having revealed that there is no viable

STMA kicks off 6th annual Mowing Patterns Contest

October 23, 2018

The Sports Turf Managers Association kicks off its sixth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.” Members craft unique patterns for eligibility to win complimentary registration to the 2019 STMA Annual Conference in Phoenix.

Snow mold and winterkill avoidance

October 23, 2018

From Bill Kreuser at the University of Nebraska via TurfiNfo blog: Many turf managers started thinking about pink snow mold (aka Microdochium patch) after the brief winter weather that blanketed parts