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Arkansas football going back to grass

April 22, 2019

According to an article by Taylor McGillis on arkansasrazorbacks.com, when the Razorback football team takes the field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the 2019 season opener, it will

Spartan Stadium getting new playing surface for 2019 season

April 22, 2019

From Michigan State Athletics: Spartan Stadium, one of just four collegiate football fields in the country to win Sports Turf Managers Association Field of the Year honors twice, will be getting a new

Welcome to Minnesota!

April 22, 2019

Fox9 in Twin Cities video of grounds crew de-icing Allianz Field for Minnesota United home opener April 12 “We are just one day away from a huge moment in Minnesota soccer history: the

Retractable pitch debuts in Premier League

April 22, 2019

Katie McIntyre in Sports Venue Business says the opening Premier League match on the world’s first dividing retractable pitch took place last week, when Tottenham Spurs took on Crystal Palace at the New

Free webinar on irrigation water testing

April 21, 2019

The Sports Turf Managers Association is offering free access to the 2019 STMA Conference presentation of “Irrigation Water Testing and Interpretation” presented by Charles Fontanier, PhD and Justin Quetone Moss,

Natural grass groups raise concerns over UNC’s move to artificial turf

April 16, 2019

This report from CBS17 (WNCN) in Raleigh: Proponents of natural grass are sounding the alarm after UNC-Chapel Hill announced it would install artificial turf in Kenan Memorial Stadium. Turfgrass Producers International and the North Carolina

Tyler tends to last opener in Toledo

April 16, 2019

Nice article by David Briggs of The Toledo Blade on longtime Mud Hens groundskeeper Jake Tyler’s last opening day: One more time, with feeling, Jake Tyler tended Toledo’s diamond of Eden. For the longtime groundskeeper

Dr. Rossi on importance of soil temps

April 16, 2019

From Cornell’s Dr. Frank Rossi’s ShortCUTT blog, celebrating its 20th year, on how soil temps are the “gate valve” for early season activity: The growing season is off to a rather normal start

Roughstalk bluegrass

April 16, 2019

Matthew Elmore tells how to beat poa trivialis in a post on the Rutgers Turf Blog: Roughstalk bluegrass is a cool-season perennial grass often considered a weed. Light green in color it is most obvious

The do’s and don’ts of spring fertility

April 9, 2019

From Bill Kreuser, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, University of Nebraska: Generally, I warn against a lot of nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Turf usually grows at a rapid rate