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Get Your Mowing Pattern Photo Submitted by November 13!

October 31, 2023

Who can enter: Only SFMA members may enter; only patterns made using mowing equipment exclusively are eligible. How to enter: SFMA emailed a link for members to submit your photo to,

SFMA Student Challenge Registration is Live!

October 31, 2023

Unlock your potential in the SFMA Student Challenge! Registration is now open, and competitors have until December 15th to register for the competition. In collaboration with the SAFE Foundation, Hunter Industries,

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew McNitt on His Retirement

October 31, 2023

Congratulations to long time SFMA member Andrew McNitt, Ph.D. on his recent retirement. Dr. McNitt was the professor of soil science, director of the Center for Sports Surface Research and

Turfgrass Rundown

October 31, 2023

Hardness Safety Testing on Artificial Turf This article compares sport surface hardness impact test devices for use on artificial turf surfaces to control safety. Review and compare the Advanced Artificial Athlete

Meet NTEP’s Kevin Morris

October 31, 2023

Kevin Morris, executive director of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), embarked on his journey in the turfgrass industry back in the early ’80s. His career began with a decision

Equip Expo has record breaking attendance

October 30, 2023

With more than a million square feet of exhibits and 30 acres outside, Equip Exposition once again broke records in attendance and exhibit space sales. The trade show expanded its

SFMA Student Challenge registration now open

October 24, 2023

Registration for the SFMA Student Challenge has opened and challenge competitors have a deadline of Dec. 15 to register. Presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Hunter Industries and supporting sponsor

McNitt retires from Penn State

October 16, 2023

Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., professor of soil science, director of the Center for Sports Surface Research and technical adviser to the National Football League (NFL), retired from Penn State after a

Alabama installs SubAir Sport system at Bryant-Denny Stadium

October 16, 2023

University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium recent field surface renovation features a natural grass playing turf, a synthetic turf sideline and a SubAir Sport System with TurfWatch Technology to facilitate rapid

Norfolk Tides head groundskeeper retires after 46 years

October 13, 2023

Kenny Magner, head groundskeeper of the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles), announced his retirement after 46 seasons with the ballclub. The Tides capped off Magner’s career with