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World Rugby accepts lower pile height

March 26, 2021

World Rugby announced that it now also accepts synthetic turf carpets with 50mm pile height for testing to be officially approved as a rugby surface. A 50mm pile-height is particularly

Sports Turf Company to install a premium surface at Thompson Stadium

March 26, 2021

Sports Turf Company has been awarded the project for Thompson Stadium’s artificial turf renovation in Macon, Ga. The stadium’s field is now the third athletic facility project awarded to Sports

Synthetic Turf Resources and ForeverLawn sponsor Jeffrey Earnhardt

March 26, 2021

Synthetic Turf Resources (STR) announced that it has joined its customer, ForeverLawn, in sponsoring professional stock car racing driver, Jeffrey Earnhardt, for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. “We are excited

Synthetic Turf Council Certified Turf Installer-Landscape course

March 26, 2021

Register now for the Synthetic Turf Council Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) course. The STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape program is the highest credential available to synthetic turf landscape installers. For more information, visit https://www.syntheticturfcouncil.org/events/event_list.aspThe

STMA announces new online course

March 22, 2021

STMA announced its Introduction to Sports Field Management online course, created for high school students with a passion for sports to help them evaluate a potential career in the industry. Students

USGA distributes $1.8M in turfgrass research grants for 2021

March 22, 2021

The United States Golf Association (USGA) will invest $1.8 million into more than 70 separate research grants in 2021 through the Green Section’s Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program (TERP). The annual

New research from the Grounds Management Association

March 22, 2021

During GroundsWeek (1-7 March 2021), a celebration week for the turf care sector in the UK, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) released new research that highlights the crisis the UK

How Penn State’s turfgrass science major allows students to pursue their passions

March 22, 2021

From Nick Stonesifer at Penn State’s Daily Collegian: It’s not often people think about the ground beneath their feet. To most people, it’s just something they take at face value.

NESTMA releases poll results on snow clearing

March 15, 2021

The New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) released the results of its February poll, which focused on practices for snow clearing on synthetic surfaces. The results are as follows: The post

NESTMA releases poll results on snow clearing

March 15, 2021

The New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) released the results of its February poll, which focused on practices for snow clearing on synthetic surfaces. The results are as follows: The post