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Featured Image Life lessons from David Mellor, Fenway Park’s most resilient man
When it comes to challenges, Boston Red Sox Senior Director of Grounds David Mellor has seen more than his fair share. And not obstacles like not getting into his dream college, or not getting the job he wanted. The man has been hit by not one, but two cars in his lifetime and still, remarkably, is one of the most positive, likable people you’ll ever meet. Check out his story.
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Mellor 60 seconds with Fenway
Park’s David Mellor

We talked with Boston Red Sox Senior Director of Grounds David Mellor to find out what it’s like maintaining the field at historic Fenway Park.
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Green Bay Packers give back to public schools with $250K grant
Milwaukee Public Schools will install a synthetic sports turf surface at Casimir Pulaski Stadium in Milwaukee, thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program.
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome selects Act Global Synthetic Turf
Following the 2017 season, Mercedes-Benz Superdome has chosen Act Global for the second consecutive year as the manufacturer and installer for turf. The new field will be installed in late July before the New Orleans Saints’ first game against the Atlanta Falcons. Read on to find out what the team did with last year’s synthetic turf field.
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Project Evergreen Project EverGreen names Clinton, N.C., parks department newest green space contest winner
Project EverGreen, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing and the Sports Turf Managers Association, named the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., the winner of the "Our Winning Green Spaces" contest.
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'Ups and Downs of pH Soil Modification'
webinar available for limited time

In this presentation, originally given at the 2018 STMA annual conference, Dr. Nick Christians from Iowa State University discusses the basic concepts of soil pH and the impact of buffering capacity as it applies to raising or lowering soil pH. View the presentation now.
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Exmark Exmark updates Radius
S-Series zero-turn mower

Exmark unveiled a new suspended platform-equipped version of its Radius S-Series zero-turn riding mower. Take a closer look at the features of the new suspended platform.
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Updated STMA Playing Conditions Index now available
With the help of Dr. Brad Fresenburg, STMA has updated the Playing Conditions Index (PCI). The association will conduct a Field Performance Study to investigate if it is possible to determine when a field becomes unsafe for athletes.
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STMA makes update to job board
Looking for a job in the sports turf industry and not having luck with traditional job websites? The Sports Turf Managers Association has opened up its job board to everyone. No membership required.
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Seeton Turf Warehouse rebrands as Noble Turf
Seeton Turf Warehouse, a distributor of plant protection products for the turfgrass industry, will now be doing business under the rebranded name of Noble Turf.
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