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Smart Irrigation Month has arrived

July 8, 2024

July is Smart Irrigation Month, and this year’s theme, “We are smart irrigation,” spotlights the irrigation industry’s dedication to advancing wise water use through cutting-edge practices and technologies. Irrigation Association

Turfgrass Rundown

July 1, 2024

An exciting collaboration transpired between Penn State Extension and Westinghouse Academy to improve field aesthetics and safety for young athletes.  Find out more about this project in this month’s Penn

Coming Fall Of 2024 SFMA Turfgrass Science Certification

July 1, 2024

The Sports Field Management Association is excited to introduce the SFMA Turfgrass Science Certification, launching in the Fall of 2024. This entry-level certification is designed to equip individuals with the

Field of the Year Awards Application is Open!

July 1, 2024

The application to submit to SFMA’s prestigious program, Field of the Year, opens today, July 1st! Awards are given in three levels: Schools, and Parks and Recreation Colleges and Universities Facilities

SFMA Mentorship Program

July 1, 2024

The SFMA Mentorship program is in full swing and off to a great start! Interested in being a mentor or mentee? It is not too late to join. Click the

Meet Two of Our 2025 Conference Speakers

July 1, 2024

Dr. Beth Guertal is a Project Director for International Programs at Kansas State University. Prior to that she was a Professor of Turfgrass Management at Auburn University, where she taught and

Scholarships and Grants Applications are Open!

July 1, 2024

Scholarships and grant applications now open! Click the links below to apply. SAFE scholarships include: The Dr. James Watson (sponsored by The Toro Co.), these include scholarships for students in Graduate, Four-year,

Irrigation Association awards scholarships to 17 students

June 28, 2024

The Irrigation Association announced the recipients of the 2024 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, sponsored by Rain Bird. In its eighth year, the program awarded 17 scholarships to deserving

Central Turf and Irrigation Supply opens Florida branch

June 24, 2024

Central Turf and Irrigation Supply – a customer-focused wholesale distributor of irrigation, lighting, drainage, and landscape supplies – opened its first Florida location (in Freeport, Florida, near Destin). This move

IA anticipates heightened industry engagement for Smart Irrigation Month

June 24, 2024

July is Smart Irrigation Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to spotlighting the significant benefits of efficient irrigation and the latest innovations in the wise use of water. According to the Irrigation