Industry News

Off-season plans from your peers

December 27, 2018

We note the irony in our having published an article recently in SportsTurf about how there is no off-season any more, yet here we are sharing what some STMA members

Interesting interview with K-12 facilities director

December 27, 2018

Gabriel Stovall from The Covington (GA) News, interviewed Tom Garrett, director of facilities for the Newton County School System, about everything from the scope of his and his department’s duties

Hire certified professionals to build your next field or track

December 27, 2018

How often have you heard an Athletic Director, School Facilities Administrator, or a Coach lament their field or track. “It holds water.” “The crown is too tall.” “The lines are

10 sustainability facts about World Cup 2022 stadiums in Qatar

December 27, 2018

From Katie McIntyre’s Sports Venue Business, this is an interesting look at the sustainability efforts being pursued in building multiple venues for the 2022 World Cup; for example, one stadium

ECHO Robotics wins STMA Innovative Award

December 21, 2018

STMA proudly awards ECHO Robotics its “Innovative Award” for their Autonomous Mower TM-2000. The self-driving, self-charging, self-sufficient unit mows up to 5 acres of turf efficiently while finely mulching clippings

Another ag tech company picks Purdue Research Park

December 21, 2018

According to an article by Andy Ober of insideindianabusiness.com, a Brazil-based digital agriculture company has big plans in West Lafayette. Solinftec says it will establish its U.S. headquarters at the

Ways to keep your irrigation system efficient

December 21, 2018

So, you’re thinking about installing a new irrigation system or updating the one you already have. There are several steps you can take to create the most efficient system possible,

Turface Athletics honors fastpitch fields

December 21, 2018

Turface Athletics sponsored the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Convention earlier this month, and also announced, in conjunction with the NFCA, the Inaugural Turface Athletics/NFCA Field of the

How Soldier Field’s switch to NJ sod cut complaints

December 18, 2018

Great recent article written by Patrick M. O’Connell of the Chicago Tribune about Soldier Field getting its sod from Tuckahoe Farms in New Jersey. The surface on the lakefront had

Latest NTEP report on tall fescue now available

December 18, 2018

The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) is designed to develop and coordinate uniform evaluation trials of turfgrass varieties and promising selections in the US and Canada. Test results can be