Industry News

Washouts, football and concerts can’t keep Toyota Stadium from having a top playing surface

October 8, 2018

An article in by Jon Arnold quotes Allen Reed, CSFM, FC Dallas director of stadium grounds, and makes for an interesting read. After a long lightning delay last Saturday night,

October 15 deadline to apply for STMA awards, grants, scholarships

October 8, 2018

In college in a turfgrass management program? Submit for a SAFE Scholarship, including the Dr. Watson scholarships sponsored by The Toro Company. Worked as an intern last summer? Get reimbursed $1000

New Tottenham stadium features grow lights and two surfaces

October 8, 2018

According to, the football club, in partnership with SGL, SCX and Hewitt Sportsturf, has developed a world-first integrated pitch grow lighting system that is now in operation at its

Free webinar: The Martian Meets MacGyver

October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 10 “Begin with a problem and end with a solution.” – Stephen Hamilton

On Wednesday, October 10, Stephen Hamilton, Sports Complex Maintenance Coordinator for the City of Peoria Arizona will

Register for 2019 STMA Conference in Phoenix now

October 2, 2018

Registration to the 2019 Conference in Phoenix, AZ opened Monday. Take advantage of the lowest registration rates by registering online. Go to, login at the top of the page,

What level are your reels?

October 2, 2018

Blogger Stephen Tucker, Tucker Equipment Management, Winter Garden, FL has interesting take here on what level turf techs keep their mower reels: “The subject that is king of debate is on

10 questions with Ryder Haulk

October 2, 2018

Thanks to the STMA’s PR arm, Buffalo.Agency, for providing us this interview with Ryder Haulk, assistant sports field manager at Purdue University, to learn more about his winning “Stars and

SRP Park wins honor

October 2, 2018

For 19 straight years, has presented it Ballpark of the Year honor to the new or remodeled baseball stadium with the best combination of site selection, exterior appearance, architectural

Many Atlanta area schools fail to test for safety of artificial turf

September 27, 2018

According to a report by Dale Russell for Fox5 Atlanta, he found many local school systems are not conducting safety tests on their synthetic fields. “We surveyed metro area high

2018 STC membership meeting October 22-24 in Cleveland

September 27, 2018

The 2018 Annual Membership Meeting of the Synthetic Turf Council will attract over 200 industry leaders and feature exceptional networking, Exhibitor Showcase with tabletop displays, and unmatched education with 3-track