Industry News

Paul Roche retires after four decades of dedication to recreation

February 27, 2018

After leading the charge for public recreation in Ridgefield (CT) for 41 years — carrying the flag for fields and programs, buildings, maintenance and a “pay as you go” approach

MASTMA meeting at National Arboretum March 16

February 27, 2018

Please join the Mid-Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association for our Annual Spring Meeting March 16, 8 am to 4 pm at the US National Arboretum, which is operated by the US

Why aren’t you an STMA member?

February 22, 2018

  $130. That’s the annual cost of membership in the national STMA organization; it’s even less if someone else in your organization is already a member ($85), or if you’re a

How to develop and manage your professional network

February 22, 2018

A 2-minute tip to success from STMA: STMA’s annual conference and exhibition is the quintessential event for networking. If you attended this year’s event, these tips will help you to extend and expand

MLB attempts to speed up games

February 22, 2018

The sight of Gary Sanchez repeatedly calling time to go confer with his pitcher will become, well, at least a bit less frequent. The New York Yankees catcher has been among

School hopes shock pad is safer

February 22, 2018

Officials at Jackson R-2 School District in Missouri hope extra investment in a shock pad will make new synthetic turf surfaces that much safer for student-athletes. Jackson High School’s football and

Maximize your purchasing power with NJPA contract

February 22, 2018

From Toro’s “Grounds for Success” newsletter: Planning to update your fleet soon? Consider leveraging the purchasing power of Toro’s national cooperative contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA). With this partnership between

Q&A with Dr. Grady Miller

February 20, 2018

Q: What can I do to improve my field(s)? A: During the year, I get asked this question frequently. About 6 weeks ago, I was visiting with a new coach at

More baseball stadiums expand safety netting

February 20, 2018

The mood inside Yankee Stadium shifted dramatically during a game last September when a foul ball, clocked at 105 mph, shot off the bat of Todd Frazier and struck a

Drought tolerance in turfgrasses online presentation from STMA

February 20, 2018

Unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures, and consumption by increasing urban populations often are limiting the water available for managing and sustaining turfgrasses. In this presentation, the reasons for slow advancements in