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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

STMA summer webinar series on pesticides

June 18, 2019

STMA is hosting a summer webinar series. Dr. Travis Gannon, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, will present 3 webinars on pesticide exposure on athletic fields. Synthetic pesticides are commonly used to manage

Solar, waste heat help power athletic facility

June 18, 2019

Scott Bates reports in the June issue of Facility Executive from Andover, MA and the renowned Phillips Academy, founded in 1778. It is home to a new student athletic facility

STMA’s 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Contest gets underway today

June 11, 2019

STMA members are encouraged to submit their Fourth of July themed field designs using mowing patterns or paint to be eligible to win. Entries can be submitted via Facebook through July 7,

Crabgrass 2019, here we go again!

June 11, 2019

From the June 7 Turf iNfo for the North Central US blog and Dr. Roch Gaussoin: Spring 2019, much like 2018, moved at a snail’s pace. One management practice that we have

No wolves means surging coyote population

June 11, 2019

Darryl Fears in the Washington Post reports: “On a cold, miserable morning in May, Stan Gehrt trod across an open field as wind and rain blew in his face. He was leading a

Steve Ware recognized for Home Depot Backyard irrigation project

June 11, 2019

The mission: design and develop a highly efficient and reliable irrigation system for The Home Depot Backyard using a non-drinkable water supply. Oh yeah, and make sure it’s complete before the Atlanta Falcons 2018

Do you know this stadium?

June 4, 2019

STMA’s Historical Committee is seeking any information you can provide about this stadium. The slide jacket notes: “1975” on it, so they are assuming that is the year of the