Industry News

Sprayer on a budget

May 8, 2018

From Dr. Grady Miller, SportsTurf “Q&A” columnist: Q: I hear about all these pest control products I could use on our fields, but we do not have a sprayer. With our

STMA educational bulletin on laser grading

May 8, 2018

Grading is the process of leveling a land surface to a desired gradient by cutting, filling, and smoothing the soil. In the athletic field construction industry, laser grading establishes surface

Tricks of the trade for baseball

May 8, 2018

From Advanced Turf Solutions: During the business of the baseball season, we would all like to find ways to make our workload shrink faster, but in an efficient manner. Good

School super revealed as serial pooper

May 8, 2018

According to a report by Jacob Bogage in the pilotonline.com, “It was a disturbingly normal discovery for the students and faculty at Holmdel High School in New Jersey: human feces

Will $52K a year fix a town’s poor fields?

May 1, 2018

An annual maintenance plan making all town athletic fields safer for those using them would cost approximately $52,000, an expert told town officials and sports program representatives Monday at a

New practice fields at TCU feature Tiff Tuff

May 1, 2018

The trucks and crews can’t move fast enough for TCU football coach Gary Patterson. The $2 million renovations to the practice fields just west of the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility

Flag football to replace tackle at IL junior high schools

May 1, 2018

The Chicago Daily Herald reported that flag football to replace tackle at Naperville junior highs Junior high ball carriers will be down with the tug of a flag — not

Virginia Youth Soccer partners with Natural Grass Advisory Group

May 1, 2018

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced that they have entered into an exclusive partnership with Natural Grass Advisory Group (NGAG). As a VYSA partner, NGAG will support VYSA field

Are turf managers finally getting the recognition they deserve?

April 26, 2018

Last year brought somewhat of a revolution for the turf industry as the outside world started to acknowledge and appreciate the grueling and significant role field maintenance professionals play in

Augmenting HS athletic budgets with sponsorships

April 26, 2018

From April 2018 Athletic Business, by John C. Barnes In the current economic climate, public education programs are squeezed for every penny allocated and educators are forced to make-do with less.