Justin Spillman talks Wrigley Field maintenance

May 20, 2016By

Justin Spillman, head  groundskeeper at Wrigley Field, talks with AT about field maintenance, a 22-hour sod laying adventure and challenges to maintaining the icon ivy. read more

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Time-lapse video: Boise State’s blue field gets green grass makeover

July 15, 2015By

Boise State University’s renowned blue Astro Turf synthetic football field has been transitioned to green natural grass for the July 18 international soccer club match between Spain’s Athletic Bilbao and Mexico’s Club Tijuana. La Liga rules require a grass field for Bilbao, hence the switch-up. The time-lapse video spans over six days of work. The field will be transitioned back to Astro Turf shortly... read more

Iowa State adds new sports field research facility

June 23, 2015By

In the video, Iowa State University (ISU) turf grass research associates are leveling four acres of land to construct a new sports field research facility. The research will include three separate fields and will help to identify best practices for sports turf managers, according to a news release from ISU. The four-acre stretch located at the ISU Horticulture Research Station will... read more

California senator proposes bill to stop funding synthetic fields

April 13, 2015By

Reports say California Sen. Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would stop funding for synthetic fields being built in schools, parks, stadiums and other recreational places until further studies determine whether they are safe. It also would require California schools to get at least one bid from companies that do not use waste tires in its synthetic turf system.... read more

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Safeco Field groundskeeper talks growing conditions, retractable roof

March 19, 2015By

Bob Christofferson, head groundskeeper at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field, talks with Athletic Turf about the growing conditions as the season approaches and what it’s like to manage a retractable roof. read more

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