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“The Water Zone” radio show gains fans, expands reach

July 31, 2018

The 2015 drought experienced in the Western U.S. is already beginning to feel like a distant memory. Watering restrictions have been lifted in many regions and reserves are at capacity.

Share your voice and vision for SFMA

July 26, 2018

The Nominating Committee is issuing its annual call for interest from volunteers who wish to be considered for national SFMA Board service. Please click on this link to indicate your

Use staff meetings to advance professionalism

July 26, 2018

From the June SFMA News Online newsletter: Every sports turf manager has meetings with his or her crew. Take a few minutes at each to impress upon your staff the importance

Long Island town to install surveillance cameras in parks

July 26, 2018

  According to an article by Vera Chinese in Newsday, Southampton Town (NY) will install surveillance cameras in several of its parks and downtown areas to improve public safety, the town

STC comments on European infill study

July 26, 2018

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), the world’s largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry, commented on an exploratory study recently released by the Netherlands National Institute for Public (“RIVM”) on

Submitting award and scholarship applications for SFMA now much easier

July 24, 2018

The Sports Turf Managers Association has streamlined its award and scholarship application processes through engagement with a highly rated awards and scholarship company, reviewR, to customize its software application for

Good article on MiLB intern in VA

July 24, 2018

David Hall of the The Virginian-Pilot profiles Casey Werkheiser, who is interning for longtime head groundskeeper Kenny Magner and his crew at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. “Most fans probably

Summer patch and hard fescue

July 24, 2018

Dr. Jim Murphy on Rutgers Turf Blog July 23: Hot weather in early July brought on some severe summer patch (root disease) symptoms in hard fescue. This disease on fine fescues

County hires firm to sell naming rights for amateur sports complex

July 24, 2018

Brent Batten, Naples Daily News, reported that Collier County (FL) commissioners have approved an initial contract for $150,000 with the Superlative Group of Cleveland to market naming rights for county

Mid-season crabgrass management and control

July 18, 2018

Roch Gaussoin, professor and extension specialist, writing for the University of Nebraska’s Turf iNfo, said: “This time of year, especially in turf thinned by drought, disease, traffic or other afflictions,