Industry News

Turf manager turned sales rep: what’s it like?

May 30, 2019

SportsTurf magazine asked several STMA veterans who went to work for industry vendors after years as turf managers a few questions recently and here what they said: What were the main factors in your

Is taking a summer vacation too much of a challenge?

May 30, 2019 shared a new survey that says professionals find disconnecting from the office isn’t always so easy. Disconnecting to enjoy time with friends and family during summer vacation is a

Irrigation and water conservation info available from STMA

May 30, 2019

STMA is developing a series of bulletins addressing Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can be implemented at your facility to reduce your environmental impact. Irrigation and Water Conservation Best Management

Research on wood infill

May 30, 2019

An article by Kelsey Mullins on says after years of research and testing, a wood-based infill emerged as the natural next step for artificial turf fields. “Wood may seem like an unconventional

Are there alternatives to glyphosate for weed control in landscapes?

May 28, 2019

Recent news about glyphosate has many thinking about alternatives. Joe Neal, Professor of Weed Science, Extension Specialist and Department Extension Leader Horticultural Science, and Andrew Senesac, Extension Weed Scientist

MD country eyeing renovations to 200 fields

May 28, 2019

Caitlynn Peetz, reporting on, says “More than 200 county fields, many at public schools, are expected to get maintenance upgrades in the coming years. At a joint meeting of

Executive MBA program for ag leaders at Iowa State

May 28, 2019

Launching this August, the Ivy executive MBA (EMBA) is a 21-month program for professionals in food, agriculture, and biosystems. Classes meet every 3 weeks on Fridays and Saturdays and follows a standard

Upcoming STMA Chapter events

May 28, 2019

June 6, 2019 8 AM – 3 PM Middlebury Recreation Center, Middlebury, VT The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association and the New England Sports Turf Managers Association invite you to attend our 2019 Maintenance Workshop. The entire morning

Yanks, Red Sox to play on artificial turf London

May 21, 2019

According to a report from Yahoo Sports yesterday, “The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month:

An inside look at Spartan Stadium’s Kentucky bluegrass resodding

May 21, 2019

Nice article by Eric Lacy of the Lansing State Journal about the new surface at Michigan State: Amy Fouty treats the football field at Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium like an extension of her