Industry News

Inaugural Maryland Turfgrass Conference is December 11

November 13, 2018

The 1st annual Maryland Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show is set for December 11 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, Ellicott City. They say if you resist change that you

Pamela Sherratt on organic fertilizers

November 6, 2018

The term “organic fertilizer” refers to fertilizer derived from a plant, animal or human source. Those sources might be biosolid (human waste), chicken litter/manure, blood and bone, or plant material

STMA Nominating Committee announces 2019 Board slate

November 6, 2018

The STMA Nominating Committee announces the Slate of Candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors election. Those appearing on the ballot include: Immediate Past President: Sarah Martin, CSFM, City of Phoenix,

Why should I attend the STMA Conference?

November 6, 2018

As registration opens, many of you may be toying with the idea of attending. Whether the decision is up to you or your boss, this article is helpful in highlighting

PGMS recognizes STMA with Gold Medal Award

November 6, 2018

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) presented its 2018 Gold Medal Award to STMA on Oct. 18 at the PGMS Annual Awards Dinner. STMA President Sarah Martin, CSFM accepted the

Turf managers challenged by fungicide-resistant turfgrass disease

October 30, 2018

From Penn State News by Jeffrey Mulhollem: Dollar spot — the most common, troublesome and damaging turfgrass disease plaguing golf courses — is becoming increasingly resistant to fungicides applied to manage

$5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass begins

October 30, 2018

The most widely grown irrigated crop in the US, turfgrass, is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas A and M AgriLife is leading a project to find solutions. Texas A

Adjusting turf resumes for the mobile age

October 30, 2018

Interesting info from TurfNet, posted earlier this year by Matt Leverich: “I don’t have to tell any of you that smartphones have changed how we work each day, especially from out

Michigan State Turf School Dec 17-20

October 30, 2018

The MSU Turf School, December 17-20, 2018, is an intensive course designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass. The school

FieldTurf introduces first “smart” sports field

October 25, 2018

Imagine a sports field that could automatically track the number of athletes playing, hours of use, and send maintenance alerts when needed. Imagine that it could then deliver in-depth reporting