Industry News

Nominations for STMA Board positions close September 1

August 7, 2018

Share your vision for the STMA by becoming part of its leadership team. The STMA Nominating committee is soliciting interest from voting members for the 2019 Board of Directors. The positions

New Extension specialist touts turfgrass practices for environmental, human health

August 7, 2018

Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help Texans make the most of turfgrasses’ natural human health and environmental benefits, said the Texas AM AgriLife Extension Service’s new turfgrass specialist. Dr.

UD Arena may become a ‘zero waste’ facility after renovations

August 7, 2018

According to an article by Max Filby of the Dayton Daily News, the University of Dayton Arena is undergoing major renovations right now but another change could take place after

Ticket Spicket growing nationally with digital ticketing service for schools

August 7, 2018

According to an article in the Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch by John Reid Blackwell, Ticket Spicket was born about 4 years ago, when Roanoke resident Russell Hertzberg’s daughter was playing

Great profile of MiLB groundskeeper who doubles as clubhouse manager

July 31, 2018

Robert Marston, RealClearLife, recently posted this article about Max Colten of Municipal Credit Union Park in Coney Island (NY); Colten is both head groundskeeper and clubhouse manager of the minor

Planting the love of turf early

July 31, 2018

By Pamela Sherratt, Ohio State: When I was 16, I embarked on a weeklong residential taster course at Myerscough College in England. The goal of the camp was to plant the

Pre-tax savings accounts for physical activity expenses?

July 31, 2018

According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, the US House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts

“The Water Zone” radio show gains fans, expands reach

July 31, 2018

The 2015 drought experienced in the Western U.S. is already beginning to feel like a distant memory. Watering restrictions have been lifted in many regions and reserves are at capacity.

Share your voice and vision for STMA

July 26, 2018

The Nominating Committee is issuing its annual call for interest from volunteers who wish to be considered for national STMA Board service. Please click on this link to indicate your

Use staff meetings to advance professionalism

July 26, 2018

From the June STMA News Online newsletter: Every sports turf manager has meetings with his or her crew. Take a few minutes at each to impress upon your staff the importance