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SAFE seeks to fund research projects

June 27, 2019

The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE) is seeking research projects to fund. Its Board of Trustees finalized its research program earlier this spring. To be considered, the proposal

Weather resources for turf managers

June 27, 2019

Thanks to Bill Kreuser, Assistant Professor and Turfgrass Extension Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for sharing this info via the program’s Turf iNfo blog: Turf managers constantly keep a close eye on the

Is the surface part of why so many horses have died at Santa Anita?

June 27, 2019

According to an article by Joe Drape and Corina Knoll in the New York Times, even after Santa Anita Park reopened for racing for the first time in 3 weeks after the

Norman Goldenberg is TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year

June 27, 2019

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) and Project EverGreen announce long-time green industry champion Norman Goldenberg as the recipient of the 2019 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award. The award, which recognizes individuals

Disease pressure climbs with warming temperatures

June 24, 2019

From the June 20 Turf iNfo blog from University of Nebraska-Lincoln: The recent wet weather and hot temperatures in the forecast have us thinking about turf disease. The Smith-Kerns Dollar Spot model is

The Fourth Annual STMA Stars and Stripes Contest continues!

June 24, 2019

Entries have spanned the country from Corvallis, OR to the Sunshine State since we first launched this patriotic competition, says the STMA. Entries can be submitted by clicking HERE through

Personal Rootzone: Heat stress

June 24, 2019

This month’s “Personal Rootzone” is from Susan Haddock, UF/IFAS Extension, Commercial Horticulture and Integrated Pest Management, Hillsborough County (FL): Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months.

Free webinar from STMA now available

June 24, 2019

STMA is offering free access to the 2019 STMA Conference presentation of “Competition Kills” presented by Michael Goatley, PhD, who speaks of sports field management as a journey of “peaks and valleys”

Advancing the field management profession one word at a time

June 18, 2019

Think about the word “TURF.” It has been used to describe natural grass and synthetic surfaces. This ubiquitous practice of using it to describe both surface types confuses everyone—the public, the athletes,

Measuring organic matter

June 18, 2019

From Dr. Micah Woods’ blog posted on June 10 from the Asian Turfgrass Center: In a previous post, I mentioned that I’ve been thinking a lot about sand. I expect that sand is