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Turf war: a story being played out around the country

August 27, 2019

Scott Stafford, writing for The Berkshire Eagle, reports on the battle of a synthetic surface in Williamstown, MA: The two teams squared off on either side of an artificial turf field. But this turf

New sports, more players and limited space are a challenge to NYC Parks

August 27, 2019

According to an article by Marc Bussanich for citylimits.org: Swing by Randall’s Island on a given night, and just a little of New York City’s sports diversity will be on display. Rugby on

Senators call on MLB for more transparency on foul ball injuries

August 27, 2019

Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives, according to

Sports event industry has room to improve

August 20, 2019

According to an interview by Katie McIntyre of Sports Venue Business with Andy Rice, COO at Major Events International, which helps federations and sports event organizers find the right partners

STMA offering another free webinar next week

August 20, 2019

STMA is offering free access to the 2019 STMA Conference presentation of “Understanding Soil Fertility and Soil Testing Results” presented by Bill Kreuser, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Webinar: Dr. Kreuser

Watering new sod

August 20, 2019

Bill Kreuser, Extension Turfgrass Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, writing in their Turf iNfo blog: Sodding a lawn, field, or other turfgrass area can provide a rapid green carpet. Water management after the sod

Mississippi Turfgrass Association on glyphosate history, use, issues and alternatives

August 20, 2019

This link, posted by the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and written by Dr. Jeffery Derr of Virginia Tech University, provides an excellent science-based summary of glyphosate, the active ingredient in most

MLB to play on “Field of Dreams” next year

August 13, 2019

Anthony Castrovince writing for MLB.com: They’re building it. “Field of Dreams” will become a big-league reality on Aug. 13, 2020, when the beloved 1989 baseball movie will spring to life in the Iowa cornfields.

Hunter’s Lynda Wightman retires after historic career

August 13, 2019

Here is a great profile by Kristin Smith-Ely of Irrigation & Green Industry of Lynda Wightman, who is retiring after her stellar 35-year career with Hunter Industries. Having entered the workforce in

Recruit new STMA members to pay for your Conference

August 13, 2019

Recruit new members to receive half price memberships and get $50 for each recruited member! Each $50 credit could go toward paying for your Conference registration for the 2020 Conference