Industry News

Symmetry Sports Construction named AstroTurf 2021 Distributor of the Year

February 24, 2022

AstroTurf’s Distributor of the Year Award recognizes a distributor-partner for exceptional performance in selling and installing AstroTurf fields. With the highest volume of synthetic turf sold by an AstroTurf distributor

European Commission adopts revised recommendation on the use of PEFs

February 24, 2022

Product Environmental Footprints (PEF) are the method of environmental life cycle analysis that the European Commission (EC) has developed for products and services being placed onto the European market. The

Bengals and NFL/LISC Grassroots Program grant $250,000 to install artificial turf field

February 24, 2022

The Milford Exempted Village School District has been granted $250,000 by the Cincinnati Bengals through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program to install an artificial turf field at Milford’s

J&D Turf employees become new business owners

February 22, 2022

Advanced Turf Solutions announced that it will divest its sports field construction and maintenance division, previously known as J&D Turf, and three employees have entered into an agreement to acquire

William Dest, Ph.D., honored with new scholarship in his name

February 22, 2022

From UConn Today: A scholarship to honor the late William (Bill) Dest, Ph.D., will help support undergraduate students pursuing turfgrass programs in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Altoz finalizes expansion plans

February 22, 2022

Altoz, Inc., finalized plans to expand its facility in Red Lake Falls, Minn., to accommodate the company’s growth. A new 62,500-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by fall of

Sports Field Management 101 Certificate course

February 15, 2022

Enroll in SFMA’s Sports Field Management Certificate course. This self-paced training provides continuing education opportunities for anyone who has not been formally educated in turfgrass science and is interested in

Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Cobalt St. Augustine ready for production

February 15, 2022

The latest turfgrass developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research will be the most drought-resistant St. Augustine variety on the market, researchers said. “It creates a healthy lawn with less frequent irrigation,

Odell Beckham Jr.’s injury in Super Bowl prompts NFL players to speak out against turf fields

February 15, 2022

From The Sporting News: Odell Beckham Jr. appeared to be well on his way to a terrific performance in Super Bowl 56. The Rams wide receiver caught his first two targets

SAFE awards two research grants

February 11, 2022

The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), SFMA’s charity, awarded two $15,000 grants to universities to conduct research that will provide safer field surfaces for athletes. The University of