Industry News

Watering new sod

August 20, 2019

Bill Kreuser, Extension Turfgrass Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, writing in their Turf iNfo blog: Sodding a lawn, field, or other turfgrass area can provide a rapid green carpet. Water management after the sod

Mississippi Turfgrass Association on glyphosate history, use, issues and alternatives

August 20, 2019

This link, posted by the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and written by Dr. Jeffery Derr of Virginia Tech University, provides an excellent science-based summary of glyphosate, the active ingredient in most

MLB to play on “Field of Dreams” next year

August 13, 2019

Anthony Castrovince writing for MLB.com: They’re building it. “Field of Dreams” will become a big-league reality on Aug. 13, 2020, when the beloved 1989 baseball movie will spring to life in the Iowa cornfields.

Hunter’s Lynda Wightman retires after historic career

August 13, 2019

Here is a great profile by Kristin Smith-Ely of Irrigation & Green Industry of Lynda Wightman, who is retiring after her stellar 35-year career with Hunter Industries. Having entered the workforce in

Recruit new SFMA members to pay for your Conference

August 13, 2019

Recruit new members to receive half price memberships and get $50 for each recruited member! Each $50 credit could go toward paying for your Conference registration for the 2020 Conference

Meet the man moving heaven and lots of earth to rebuild fields in Oklahoma City schools

August 13, 2019

Jenni Carlson, reporting for oklahoman.com, updates us on the “Fields & Futures” non-profit organization that is rebuilding fields for Oklahoma City Public Schools: Tommy Noble hates sitting still. He’s a construction man who regularly

‘He couldn’t breathe’: heat on artificial turf

August 6, 2019

From WJLA and Nathan Baca, a report from Bethesda, MD on how turf field surface temperatures can get so hot they can injure or even kill players. “In late June, a recycled tire

Update on Primo

August 6, 2019

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln blog, Turf iNfo: Key Findings, changes, and lingering questions from “Getting What You Want with Primo (2007)”:  Increased Primo MAXX application rate led to more clipping yield suppression.

2nd annual SFMA field rebuild January 20 in FLA

August 6, 2019

Plan now to come to West Palm Beach to participate! SFMA conducted its first field rebuild in conjunction with its annual conference this year in Phoenix, with co-partner Project Evergreen. More

Interview with UK’s head of sports grounds safety

August 5, 2019

From Katie McIntyre’s Sports Venue Business, see this video interview with Darren Whitehouse, Director of Sport and International Projects at the Sports Ground Safety Authority in the UK, discussing the regulatory body’s role in