Industry News

Registration open for 2020 Nebraska Turf Conference

October 29, 2019

The Nebraska Turf Conference has an impressive lineup of renowned guest speakers for the January 7-9, 2020 conference. Speakers include Pat Jones, an Editor-at-Large of Golf Course Industry magazine and Customer Experience Director

Latest recycled tire crumb rubber research from EPA

October 24, 2019

The US EPA and Centers for Disease Control/ASTDR have released the Final Report, Part 1 – Tire Crumb Characterization of Synthetic Turf Field Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber Research under

DC’s artificial turf fields tested for hormone disrupting chemicals

October 24, 2019

According to a report from Nathan Baca from WUSA9, environmental scientist Jeff Gearhart collected blades of fake grass from sports fields at D.C. public parks to see if they potentially contain harmful

IFMA releases climate change report for facility managers

October 24, 2019

IFMA’s FM Research and Benchmarking Institute (RBI) has released “Climate Change Fundamentals for Facility Management Professionals,” the first report to address climate change as it relates to facility management roles

Best practices: civil disturbances

October 24, 2019

From the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security: Civil disturbances and public protests are becoming semi-regular parts of sporting or entertainment events. Many groups with varying causes are putting their platforms in

Control of prostrate knotweed (and crabgrass?) with preemergence herbicides this fall

October 22, 2019

Dr. Roch Gaussoin from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln posted on the Turf iNfo blog: Prostrate knotweed is a summer annual broadleaf weed that typically begins germinating in February in Nebraska. The weed

Protecting stadiums from elements, wear and tear

October 22, 2019

From Facility Executive: Large crowds and the elements can make any sport played in a stadium that much more exciting. But after the season ends, the wear and tear that

How street protests have changed the climate debate

October 22, 2019

In an article for Bloomberg, Jeremy Hodges reported about climate change protests around the world: From Swedish teens skipping school to picket their parliament, to protesters dousing Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull” sculpture with

NorCal STMA November 6 in Meadow Vista Park

October 22, 2019

NorCal STMA November 6 in Meadow Vista Park Looking for a slower day after the summer rush? Look no further; our Fall Field Day is just around the corner. The theme this

Version 3.0 of STMA Environmental Certification program coming

October 15, 2019

The STMA Environmental Committee is working on version 3.0 of the facility certification program. It should be ready for testing in early 2020 with a full-scale rollout in late spring