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New Construction Resource

April 1, 2019

The Institute has added a new construction and renovation resource for sports fields provided by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Check them out here.

Turf Rundown – Synthetic Turf: History, Design, Maintenance, and Athlete Safety

April 1, 2019

Synthetic turf has become an increasingly common playing surface for athletics and has changed dramatically since its introduction more than 50 years ago. Along with changes to surface design, maintenance

April is National Lawn Care Month

April 1, 2019

April is National Lawn Care Month! National Lawncare Month offers the ideal opportunity for sports field managers to highlight the benefits of natural grass in their communities. HOW TO SPREAD THE

Learn how to Influence Legislation

April 1, 2019

STMA’s Advocacy Manual provides information to help you and your chapter understand the most effective ways to oppose impending regulations. It has easy-to-implement strategies to build relationships with legislators, how

Use Certification to Elevate your Position

April 1, 2019

Certification brings an element of credibility; it shows an added level of commitment to be at the top of your profession. STMA has two certification programs: Certified Sports Field Manager

Two-Minute Tip to Success – 4 Reasons Why you Should Become Certified

April 1, 2019

Certification tells employers and your professional peers that you’re well-qualified and that you take your career seriously. It can help you find a good job, advance in your career and

Recovery after historic flooding

April 1, 2019

From Drs. Roch Gaussoin and Bill Kreuser, University of Nebraska via their TurfiNfo blog: The recent spring floods have been devastating for many communities across Nebraska and Western Iowa. As floodwaters

Dutch football testing smart turf

April 1, 2019

According to Katie McIntyre’s Sports Venue Business, the Johan Cruijff ArenA and the KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Association, are investigating whether the high-tech system that monitors the turf of

Meet the man who makes sure the Panthers’ grass is always greener

April 1, 2019

Nice profile of Tom Vaughan by Bryan Strickland for panthers.com: “Tom Vaughan’s horticulture degree from Clemson includes a concentration in ornamental design, so surely the Panthers’ head groundskeeper for the past

UNC to switch to synthetic grass at Kenan Stadium

March 28, 2019

Joe Giglio, writing for the Raleigh News and Observer, says North Carolina is making the switch to a synthetic turf surface at Kenan Stadium. The cost of the project will