TAG: football

Misapplication destroys high school football field

September 18, 2015By

The St. Edward Central Catholic High School football team, in Elgin, Ill., was forced to relinquish its home-field advantage Sept. 18 after a chemical mix-up destroyed its field, the Chicago Tribune reports. The lawn care company responsible for maintaining Greg True Field, St. Edward’s home field, accidently applied weed killer instead of fertilizer. The mishap killed two-thirds of the field’s grass. The company at... read more

FMC names 5 winners in ‘Friday Night Lights’ contest

November 15, 2012By

PHILADELPHIA—For five high schools throughout the southern United States, there’s one less thing to worry about before playoffs: fire ants. That’s because each school won 10 bags of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide featuring Verge technology, a new product from FMC Professional Solutions that offers fast elimination of fire ant mounds as well as season-long protection. Winning the contest were: Suwannee... read more

Study says NFL athletes more likely to suffer knee and ankle injuries on FieldTurf

March 13, 2010By

NEW ORLEANS — Pro football players are more likely to suffer certain types of knee and ankle injuries on an artificial turf called FieldTurf than on natural grass, a new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from the 2002-2008 National Football League seasons and found that teams playing on FieldTurf had an 88% higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and a... read more