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August 2015

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STC publishes guidelines for synthetic turf infill
By AT Staff
The Synthetic Turf Council released its Suggested Environmental Guidelines for Infill guide. Read more to see how these guidelines will help to keep your fields safe.
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VIDEO: How to keep your ball field SAFE
By AT Staff
The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone created a new instructional video which details the basics for keeping baseball and softball fields safe. Check out their video to learn what to watch out for on your field and more.
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Luke Yoder joins Ewing sports field team
Ewing hired Luke Yoder, former director of field operations for the San Diego Padres, as its national sports field specialist.
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Getting the message out: The Lawn Institute gives drought tips on air
By Jim Novak
Melanie Stanton, executive director of The Lawn Institute, visited several news shows to give tips on getting through the California drought. Check out the rest of this article to read some of her tips.
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John Smoltz Best practices for building, maintaining sand-based fields
By Joelle Harms
Pacific Northwest Extension Publishing produced two new publications about the construction and maintenance of sand-based fields. Keep reading to see what each publication has to say.
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Hammons Field head groundskeeper nabs Turf Manager of the Year title
Brock Phipps of Hammons Field was named Turf Manager of the Year by the Texas League. This is the fifth consecutive win for Hammons Field. Read on to find out why.
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NC school installs gray synthetic football field
By AT Staff
Pine Lake Preparatory School in North Carolina installed a gray and navy synthetic football field in partnership with Shaw Sports Turf. Keep reading to discover more about the field, and the collaboration between Pine Lake and Shaw Sports Turf.
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Dollamur and Shaw debut portable sports surface
By Joelle Harms
Dollamur and Shaw Sports Turf partnered to create Gymturf 365, a portable sports surface. Read on to find out why Gymturf 365 is a "game-changer" for the sports industry.
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Turface accepting applications for scholarship awards
Turface Athletics is accepting applications for its 2015 Field Maintenance and Scholarship Awards until Oct. 1, 2015. Find out how to nominate a candidate.
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Sports Turf Research Institute exec announces retirement
Gordon McKillop, Ph.D., chief executive of the Sports Turf Research Institute, announced he will retire next Spring.
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