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mound is a perfect fit

It takes time to achieve perfection, but Bill Lee believes he may have achieved it with a lightweight, portable pitching mound. Get the full scoop on Lee's award-winning solution.
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STMA Past President Wightman inducted into MLB Groundskeepers Hall of Fame
Before retiring in 2012, Steve Wightman managed sports fields for more than 39 years (36 years at the professional level). An active member in the sports turf industry since 1978, he served as STMA President from 1984–1986 and held several leadership positions within local chapters and advisory boards.
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Turf Nerd My father, the turf nerd
A self-professed turf nerd, Paul Richter went from mowing fairways, to selling fertilizers and seed, to caring for athletic fields in Michigan. Find out how this 40-year greenkeeping vet stays current and excited about the turf industry from one of the people who knows him best: his daughter.
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ICYMI: Field of Dreams site vandalized, public jumps to help
After the damage — mostly located in center field and left field — was discovered, a GoFundMe page was created to raise the funds necessary to repair the field. Restoring a bit of our faith in humanity, the response was almost instantaneous, even surpassing the goal of $15,000 in a few days.
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Hunter Hunter rolls out new controller,
Pro-Spray PRS feature

Hunter's newest products include the FloGuard, a feature for select Pro-Spray PRS models that reduces the flow of water as soon as a missing nozzle is detected, and the new ACC2 Decoder controller, which comes with all the benefits of the ACC2 Conventional controller, but is expandable to 225 stations.
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STMA board of directors take office
The 2018 STMA board of directors officially took office, including new president, Sarah Martin, CSFM, Foreman I and Turf Manager at Reach 11 Sports Complex for the City of Phoenix. Find out who else will be sitting on the board this term.
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Solu-Cal USA names new senior territory manager
Solu-Cal USA named Murray Wingate its new senior territory manager for the company’s line of Enhanced Calcium and Humic Acid soil amendments.
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