Industry News

Are trails the hot trend in community recreation?

March 13, 2018

Some of the area’s newest and planned recreation destinations are described as “slam dunks” and “home runs.” But they have nothing to do with basketball or baseball. The Town of Tonawanda’s 4-mile

Submit a presentation for the 2019 STMA Conference

March 13, 2018

STMA’s Call for Presentations for the 2019 Conference is now open! The 2019 Conference will be held January 22-25 in Phoenix, AZ. Please take a few minutes to submit your presentation

Kent (WA) parks staff to “justify expenditures and create accountability”

March 13, 2018

City staff revealed a new detail-oriented playbook for crews to perform and track maintenance at Kent’s 55 parks in an effort to evolve the system. Parks Director Julie Parascondola told the

NMSU compares water use for artificial turf and real grass

March 6, 2018

As a turfgrass specialist, New Mexico State University professor Bernd Leinauer is asked a lot of questions relating to artificial grass and whether it actually is a water-conserving alternative to real grass,

New STMA website’s Job Board open to all

March 6, 2018

As you may know, until the rollout of STMA’s new website, the Job Board has only been accessible to STMA members. The Job Board page is one of STMA’s most-frequently

Clinton, NC parks and rec dept wins Project Evergreen contest

March 6, 2018

Jimmy Simpson, STMA (left) and Cindy Code, Project EverGreen (right) present Jonathan Allen, City of Clinton Parks & Rec with the new mower. Project EverGreen in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing and

‘Real grass all day long’: Texas Rangers players sound off

March 6, 2018

The Texas Rangers have yet to officially announce their decision on the type of playing surface they will use at new Tax Hike Friendly Ballpark, but sources indicate the plan is

Monaco bermudagrass now available from Barenbrug USA

February 28, 2018

Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco seeded bermudagrass is continuing the legacy founded by Riviera. The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, Monaco, Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon, is a synthetic

Coolray Field gearing up for first USL season

February 27, 2018

Coolray Field is preparing to serve a dual role in 2018, as it will host both the Gwinnett Stripers (Class AAA; International League) and USL’s Atlanta United 2. Joining the USL this season as an expansion

Will my turf recover from spring flooding?

February 27, 2018

Recent rainfall events caused flooding in many lawns and other turf areas. Unless flooding was accompanied by soil deposition, most turf areas should have minimal damage. Posted on February 22, 2018 by Kevin Frank,