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TAG: natural grass

RISE, Abby Wambach team up to support natural turf

July 30, 2015By

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and Abby Wambach, co-captain of the World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, have announced a partnership to raise awareness about the benefits of natural turf. Wambach became a spokesperson in the media for the support of natural grass fields shortly after FIFA announced in July 2014 that the 2015 Women’s World Cup’s nine stadiums would feature synthetic turf... read more

Toronto’s BMO Field gets a Kentucky bluegrass facelift

May 10, 2010By

By: Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International When a decision was made to convert three-year-old, 21,800-seat BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from artificial turf to natural grass, Claus Zander of Zander Sod Co. Limited, in Kettleby, Ontario provided the turfgrass and assisted with installation. “The players asked for it, the European players demanded it … and we supplied the turfgrass sod to get... 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

Don’t overlook the benefits of natural grass

June 16, 2009By

By: Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International Take a handful of respected economists and provide all of them with the same data; ask them to review the information and offer a recommendation on how to resolve the economic crisis that was presented to them. Chances are you will get a wide variety of opinions. But does the same hold true when you... read more

Maintenance suggestions for transition zone sports fields

May 14, 2009By

By: Bob O’Quinn Professional athletes put a lot of value in well maintained natural grass playing surfaces and on the individuals who keep those fields in good condition. According to the “2008 NFL Players Playing Surfaces Opinion Survey,” the vast majority of NFL athletes prefer natural grass fields because, as their statistics indicate, grass fields provide increased career longevity and minimize... read more

Natural grass is truly ‘green’

March 23, 2009By

By: Bob O’Quinn The importance of natural grass is documented as far back as the 18th century in Jonathan Swift’s treatise, which began with “The value of growing grass is an essential service to a country.” Scientific studies have since confirmed that it’s far more than just the green color of grass that has proven to significantly decrease patients’ physical and... read more