Industry News

SFMA summer webinar series on pesticides

June 18, 2019

SFMA is hosting a summer webinar series. Dr. Travis Gannon, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, will present 3 webinars on pesticide exposure on athletic fields. Synthetic pesticides are commonly used to manage

Solar, waste heat help power athletic facility

June 18, 2019

Scott Bates reports in the June issue of Facility Executive from Andover, MA and the renowned Phillips Academy, founded in 1778. It is home to a new student athletic facility

SFMA’s 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Contest gets underway today

June 11, 2019

SFMA members are encouraged to submit their Fourth of July themed field designs using mowing patterns or paint to be eligible to win. Entries can be submitted via Facebook through July 7,

Crabgrass 2019, here we go again!

June 11, 2019

From the June 7 Turf iNfo for the North Central US blog and Dr. Roch Gaussoin: Spring 2019, much like 2018, moved at a snail’s pace. One management practice that we have

No wolves means surging coyote population

June 11, 2019

Darryl Fears in the Washington Post reports: “On a cold, miserable morning in May, Stan Gehrt trod across an open field as wind and rain blew in his face. He was leading a

Steve Ware recognized for Home Depot Backyard irrigation project

June 11, 2019

The mission: design and develop a highly efficient and reliable irrigation system for The Home Depot Backyard using a non-drinkable water supply. Oh yeah, and make sure it’s complete before the Atlanta Falcons 2018

Tips about spider bites

June 4, 2019

The California Poison Control System (CPCS) suggests being on the lookout for spiders, which are increasingly active when temperatures rise. Spider bites can result in small puncture wounds, pain, redness, itching and swelling

“Stars and Stripes” field design contest opens June 12

June 4, 2019

Start planning today for the SFMA’s fourth annual “Stars and Stripes” contest that launches June 12. Enter for a chance to win a complimentary pass to the 2020 SFMA Conference next January

Dave Boehmer is Canada’s sports turf manager of the year

June 4, 2019

Mike Jiggens for Turf and Rec, reports that 11 years ago, the thought of being named Canada’s sports turf manager of the year would likely have been the furthest thing from Dave Boehmer’s

Conference Schedule at a Glance Available

June 3, 2019

As you begin preparing documentation for your employer for approval to attend the 2020 SFMA Conference, the attached Schedule at a Glance with costs may be helpful. This year’s conference is