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2-year SFMA membership grants available

September 26, 2019

SFMA offers two-year memberships through the SAFE Leo Goertz Grant, to field managers who have not been a member of SFMA for at least five years. Tell your chapter members who are

Justifying budget requests

September 26, 2019

Here are some great thoughts from SFMA members on working your budget goals: “I find sometimes even for us it is hard to get enough labor to do the work and labor is

Drones and facility management

September 26, 2019

From the February 2019 issue of Facility Management, this article by Benjamin Freas discusses how drones are used increasingly for building and site inspections, and expanded capabilities are on the horizon. To date,

Virginia SD claims “Our Winning Green Space” contest

September 24, 2019

When Logan Horne heard about the “Our Winning Green Space” contest he decided to enter, but never thought he had a chance of winning. He thought wrong. Horne and the Louisa County (VA)

Players don’t like D-backs surface as much as the CEO

September 24, 2019

In a report by Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic, he asks, “Is there a disconnect between the Arizona Diamondbacks’ front office and players regarding the team’s artificial turf?” In an interview [last

Some MiLB groundskeeping winners announced

September 24, 2019

For the third consecutive season, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce that Matt Parrott, the team’s Head Groundskeeper since 2016, has been named as the 2019 International League Sports Turf Manager of

Free webinar on using drones available

September 23, 2019

SFMA is offering free access to the 2019 SFMA Conference presentation of “Using Drones in Your Sports Field Management Program” presented by Tanner Delvalle and Caleb Clements. The Webinar: Tanner and

Austin FC Soccer Stadium: The Man Behind The Grass

September 17, 2019

Stef Manisero, reporting for Spectrum Local News in Austin, TX catches up with Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, on the day crews broke ground on the Austin FC soccer stadium: One of the

Toro announces 2020 Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program

September 17, 2019

Toro is pleased to announce the 19th annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. In January 2020, one lucky turfgrass science student will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida, to help the

Fall weed control

September 17, 2019

From Roch Gaussoin, Extension Turfgrass Specialist, for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s blog, TurfiNfo: We are nearing the first “official” day of fall. While daytime temperatures are currently in the 80’s, nighttime temperatures