Industry News

Maximize your purchasing power with NJPA contract

February 22, 2018

From Toro’s “Grounds for Success” newsletter: Planning to update your fleet soon? Consider leveraging the purchasing power of Toro’s national cooperative contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA). With this partnership between

Q&A with Dr. Grady Miller

February 20, 2018

Q: What can I do to improve my field(s)? A: During the year, I get asked this question frequently. About 6 weeks ago, I was visiting with a new coach at

More baseball stadiums expand safety netting

February 20, 2018

The mood inside Yankee Stadium shifted dramatically during a game last September when a foul ball, clocked at 105 mph, shot off the bat of Todd Frazier and struck a

Drought tolerance in turfgrasses online presentation from SFMA

February 20, 2018

Unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures, and consumption by increasing urban populations often are limiting the water available for managing and sustaining turfgrasses. In this presentation, the reasons for slow advancements in

Katie McIntyre with Jamie Honeyman, head groundsman, Dagenham & Redbridge FC

February 20, 2018

In this latest industry interview, conducted back in late December, Sports Venue Busniess’ Katie McIntyre caught up with Jamie Honeyman, Head Groundsman at Vanarama National League side, Dagenham & Redbridge

Iowa State, Mt. San Antonio College winners at SFMA Student Challenge

February 13, 2018

Congratulations to all SFMA Student Challenge participants for their exceptional performance on the 2018 exam! The Student Challenge is presented by SAFE, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing.  Ten

SFMA Commercial member spotlight on Doug Schattinger, Pioneer Athletics

February 13, 2018

This month we hear from Doug Schattinger, President, Pioneer Athletics, Cleveland, OH: SportsTurf: How do you develop relationships with turf managers? Schattinger: The best way to develop a relationship is to sit

Town committee questions additional turf maintenance study spending

February 13, 2018

A portion of the $200,000 approved by Falmouth (MA) Town Meeting in November for field improvements at Trotting Park and Sandwich Road will go to fund a DPW maintenance study. Assistant

OSU Sports Turf Short Course Feb 28 in Ohio Stadium

February 13, 2018

Here is the event website: http://go.osu.edu/STSC Are you working on your Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) status? Do you want to learn how to fully develop your turf knowledge and improve your budgeting

New SFMA Board now in place

February 6, 2018

The 2018 SFMA Board of Directors officially took office during the association’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 18. The elections were held electronically in November to mid-December. Sarah Martin, CSFM, and