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Las Vegas groundskeeper bets on green

March 17, 2017By
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As youth sports has grown over the last 20 years, so has the demand for good winter locations to host tournaments. Enter Las Vegas, a destination city fun for mom and dad, with plenty of hotel rooms — and now sports fields — to host large tournaments. A prime example of the success Las Vegas sports has witnessed: the Mayor’s... read more

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A robot to keep your ION

February 17, 2017By
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In a better world a sports field managers would have a robot bring them a drink and then paint all of the lines of any sports field you can think of without assistance. Well, for those turf professionals willing to make the investment there’s a machine that is on its way to doing one of those things. Bad news, they’re... read more

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Taking a pulse on the 2017 STMA Conference

January 27, 2017By
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2017 marks the 28th time the Sports Turf Managers Association’s (STMA) members have come together for its national conference. Over the five days attendees have taken advantage of scheduled networking, learning, golfing, bowling, walking, running and also some time away from the convention center. Chase Martin, head groundskeeper with the San Jose Mets, was not able to make it down to San... read more

New tech aims to reduce concussions, keep players safe

January 17, 2017By
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With legends like Bo Jackson saying he never would have played in the NFL if he had known about football’s risk of concussion, and with what feels like weekly studies reporting new findings on the relationship between turf and head trauma, helmet to helmet trauma, and so on, there seems to be a lot of information, but not a lot... read more

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Toro names winner of 2017 Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program

December 1, 2016By
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The Toro Co. named this year’s winner of the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program. Sean McLaughlin, a plant science major at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), was selected and will be on hand at NRG Stadium in Houston for Super Bowl LI to assist the grounds crew in field preparations. Since 1967, Toro has partnered with... read more

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