Industry News

Free webinar from Iowa State turfgrass program Nov 29

November 27, 2018

This SFMA-sponsored webinar will be a preview of Dr. Adam Thoms and Dr. Nick Christians’ 2019 SFMA Conference presentations – Plant and Soil Interactions for Athletic Fields and Development of

Wilson Morgan of Auburn wins Toro’s Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program

November 19, 2018

Wilson Morgan, who majors in crop, soil and environmental sciences at Auburn University, was selected to assist the grounds crew in field preparations for Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


November 19, 2018

“Professional Turfgrass Management” webinar presented by Dr. Michael Goatley, Jr., and Liza Z. Goatley, available Nov. 20 – 26. Here’s a link to the video. And here’s a link to vote

Soil Health documentary

November 19, 2018

From the Rutgers Turf Blog: For those interested in soil health – we all should be – the Soil Health Institute has release a 60-minute documentary featuring innovative farmers and soil

Old Dominion’s Foreman Field closes after 82 years

November 19, 2018

Great story by Ed Miller of pilotonline.com on the long life of Foreman Field on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Miller writes this isn’t the first

Still time to enter SFMA’s 6th annual Mowing Pattern Contest

November 13, 2018

Members craft unique patterns for eligibility to win complimentary registration to the 2019 SFMA Annual Conference in Phoenix. Entries are submitted via Facebook before November 16; only patterns produced with

Project EverGreen introduces Heroes Helping Heroes

November 13, 2018

Paying a good deed forward is something we all could use more of these days. The loyal volunteers of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops programs do this each

New tool to predict which plants will become invasive

November 13, 2018

Around the world, over 13,000 plant species have embedded themselves in new environments—some of them integrate with the native plants, but others spread aggressively. Understanding why some plants become invasive,

Inaugural Maryland Turfgrass Conference is December 11

November 13, 2018

The 1st annual Maryland Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show is set for December 11 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, Ellicott City. They say if you resist change that you

Pamela Sherratt on organic fertilizers

November 6, 2018

The term “organic fertilizer” refers to fertilizer derived from a plant, animal or human source. Those sources might be biosolid (human waste), chicken litter/manure, blood and bone, or plant material