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Generals’ field turns patriotic for Independence Day game

July 18, 2018

According to an article in the Jackson Sun by Brandon Shields, Eric Taylor, head groundskeeper for The Ballpark at Jackson (TN), says groundskeepers do try to one-up one another in

Severe storm damages Arkansas turfgrass research, cancels field day

July 18, 2018

A brief but violent storm that swept through Fayetteville Monday damaged research structures on the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, resulting in the cancellation of a turfgrass research field

No more clearing snow before kicks in NFL

July 18, 2018

According to a report by Jordan Guskey in the Indianapolis Star, teams in the NFL will no longer be able to remove snow before field goal or extra point kicks.

Dealing with July growth surge

July 10, 2018

From Bill Kreuser, PhD, Turf iNfo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: My lawn mower disagrees with the theory that cool-season turf species grow slower in the middle of the summer. It seems

Go vote: determine the best ‘Stars and Stripes’ pattern

July 10, 2018

Let your voice be heard! Vote for your favorite “Stars and Stripes” contest design via Facebook by July 15. The STMA member who created the pattern generating the highest number

Groundskeeper an unsung hero who keeps athletic program rolling

July 10, 2018

In a profile by Natalie Beneviat in www.triblive.com, Joe Bayer, main groundskeeper for the Hampton Township (PA) School District, lauded for his dedication. Bayer has been working at the district

Natural Grass Advisory Group hires Adamski as managing director

July 10, 2018

Natural Grass Advisory Group (NGAG) has named Julie Adamski as the firm’s first ever Managing Director. Positioned uniquely to provide independent support reinforced by a proprietary testing and analytics program,

Razum still loves coming to the ballpark every day

July 5, 2018

Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post wrote a great profile of head groundskeeper for the Colorado Rockies, Mark Razum, as part of a series on the Rockies’ 25th anniversary. “Every

Indiana school district tries to solve field safety issue

July 5, 2018

According to a story in The Brazil (IN) Times by Ivy Jacobs, the Clay Community School Board of Trustees recently discussed the condition of the high school outdoor athletic facilities,

Still time to enter STMA’s “Stars and Stripes” Mowing Pattern Contest

July 5, 2018

Don’t forget to enter the third annual “Stars and Stripes” contest! Show off your American spirit by creating a unique Fourth of July-theme field design. Submit your design for eligibility