Athletic Turf News
DECEMBER 18, 2020
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Getting turf planted in the nick of time
Mark Razum, head groundskeeper for the Colorado Rockies, talks about replacing a heating system and how an innovative planting method ensures a good root zone match.
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How the Milwaukee Brewers training complex has dealt with COVID-19
Find out how the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training complex in suburban Phoenix has adapted its practices during COVID-19 and used Hydretrain in the process.
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Baseball is in a ‘rain delay’ due to COVID-19
Mitch Hooten, head groundskeeper for the West Michigan Whitecaps, says he looks forward to the field being in midseason form when baseball resumes.
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Sports stadium manager shares experience at Bayer’s Women in Golf
Sun Roesslein talks about what it’s like to be one of the two women in charge at North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colo., and tells Athletic Turf what she took away from this year’s Bayer Women in Golf event.
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Mapfre Stadium crew sends hopeful message via field
Adam Coleman, vice president of marketing and innovation from The Motz Group, talks about how his company teamed up with Ben Jackson, director of grounds for the Columbus Crew, to use new technology to bring a special design to the turf at Mapfre Stadium.
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3-time Sports Turf Manager of the Year shares secret to success
Matt Parrott, head groundskeeper for the Charlotte Knights, has been recognized for work on the field three years in a row and has also been immortalized in a bobblehead.
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Help is on the way for the turfgrass industry
Athletic Turf takes a look at what South Forsyth High School in Georgia is doing to introduce and engage high school students in the turfgrass industry.
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$3M allocated for turfgrass research
The USDA-Agricultural Research Service received $3M in new funding for federal turfgrass research in the FY20 Federal Appropriations bill. This is a 400-percent increase from $1M annually. Learn more about the funding.
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The ‘world’s smartest sports field’ at STMA Conference 2020
At the January 2020 conference, Alex Talton, CEO of Intelligent Play (one of the 2020 STMA Innovative Award winners), speaks with Athletic Turf Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones about how his company has created the “world’s smartest sports field.” Watch the video above to see how the system operates.
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Reflections on a career in groundskeeping
Bob Christofferson, former head groundskeeper for the Seattle Mariners, relays how grounds maintenance has changed over the span of 40 years, offers advice to future groundskeepers and more.
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