TAG: Athletic Turf

BMPs for building, maintaining sand-based athletic fields

September 23, 2015By

Pacific Northwest Extension Publishing, which encompasses Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho, has produced two publications regarding the construction and maintenance of sand-based athletic fields. “Best Management Practices for Construction of Sand-based Athletic Fields for Football and Soccer” and “Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-based, Natural Grass Athletic Fields” are both free of charge and available as e-books... read more

TPI sets international conference in San Diego Feb. 16-19

January 9, 2015By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) is hosting its 2015 International Education Conference & Field Day in San Diego Feb. 16–19. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will serve as the host hotel. In additional to turfgrass professionals, also in attendance will be manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, products, supplies and services. As part of the event, there will be two... read more

PBI-Gordon herbicide permitted wider use in California

August 21, 2013By

PBI-Gordon Corp.’s Katana turf herbicide received registration with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, allowing its use as a spot treatment on residential lawns. The herbicide holds Environmental Protection Agency registration and is available in most southern and transition zone states already. In conjunction with its California registration, it received expanded use directions on professionally managed sports turf. In previous... read more

Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Memphis: Groundskeeper keeps major-league conditions at AAA ballpark

October 15, 2012By

Just a Mark McGuire home run from the sweaty blues bars of Beale Street in Memphis stands AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds. As the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Redbirds proudly represent their iconic major league big brother in name and colors. Nestled deep in downtown Memphis, AutoZone Park is surrounded by historic buildings, relics... read more

U. of South Carolina selects Jake electric mowers

July 17, 2012By

COLUMBIA, SC — When it came to maintaining their new baseball facility, the University of South Carolina made a decision to be as green as possible and selected some of the very latest mowers available to the industry from Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Purchased through Jacobsen’s local authorized dealer, Tri-State Pump & Control, Inc. (TSP), the university,... read more

A system isn’t ‘smart’ if its fundamentals are not sound

April 2, 2012By

By: Jeffrey Knight It is incredible how far technology has advanced in the irrigation industry. There are soil moisture sensors that will tell you when the “plant available water” is depleted to an unacceptable level, just like the sensors in your vehicle’s gas tank. Flow sensors will alert you when you have a broken main or lateral irrigation line, or broken... read more