Tags: maintenance

SFMA’s Technical Education Bulletins

November 27, 2017

SFMA’s Committees produce a wide variety of educational bulletins that address seasonal challenges encountered in sports field management, annual field maintenance and personal and organizational development. Annual Field Maintenance Annual Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar for Cool-Season Turfgrasses Annual Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar for

Webinars, Videos and Podcasts

November 27, 2017

Recorded Webinars: View the latest webinars: Soil Science Simplified: The Dirt on Green Grass - Presented by Dr. Bryan Hopkins This presentation will teach participants advanced concepts of soil science in an applied fashion that will enable them to use this information to

Cultural Practices for Athletic Fields: Mowing

November 27, 2017

Mowing is important to turfgrass because it maintains top growth within specified limits, controls undesirable vegetation intolerant to mowing, sustains turfgrasses and produces a functional athletic surface for sports fields. Height of Cut Optimal mowing height depends on the type of grass,

Cultural Practices for Athletic Fields: Fertility

November 27, 2017

Turfgrass fertilization is one of the most important cultural practices needed to maintain a healthy, dense stand of turf. The practice is especially important given the amount of traffic and intensity of use of many sports fields. However, as with

Cultural Practices on Athletic Fields: Soil Cultivation and Topdressing

November 27, 2017

Soil cultivation is the process of breaking up and loosening the soil in a controlled fashion to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the rootzone. Soil cultivation is one of the most important cultural practices for maintained turfgrass areas,

Sports Field Design, Construction and Establishment

November 27, 2017

Whether you are designing a brand-new facility or reconstructing an old field, the following provides information for achieving a successful playing surface. Sports Field Design and Construction Properly designed sports fields provide long lasting, safe playing surfaces. During the design process, following