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2022 Conference Tracks Determined

STMA’s Conference Education Committee is working hard to put together another fantastic education program.  The 2022 Conference will have 9 tracks focusing on the different aspects of sports field and facility management.

  • The Turfgrass and Soil Management track will feature presentations on cultural practices such as mowing and fertility, turfgrass selection, soil health, plant and soil interactions, and use of biostimulants.
  • The Environmental and Pest Management track will discuss health concerns regarding chemical applications, spraying efficacy, pesticide bans, public concerns with use of synthetic pesticides, and weed management plans.
  • The Professional Development track will include presentations on diversity, equity and inclusion, pathways to enter the sports field industry, and effective hiring techniques.
  • The Construction track will feature sessions on sports field design, construction and renovation.
  • The Baseball track will cover research on infield soils as well as infield maintenance.
  • The Facility Management track will address implementing STMA’s BMPs at facilities, monthly management plans for sports fields, and common calculations needed for sports field management.
  • The Water track focuses on troubleshooting irrigation system electronics, wetting agents for sports field management, and precision tools for water management.
  • The Industry Development track will cover new trends and technology available from commercial companies, remote sensor technology, and research on performance testing and player safety.
  • The Synthetic track will focus on sessions regarding research on synthetic field maintenance as well as infield depth perfection.

The Conference Education Committee has created a program that has something for everyone. Don’t miss all that the 2022 Conference has to offer!