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TAG: Synthetic 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

Opinion: Communicating natural turf’s benefits

August 4, 2014By

  For many property owners, the benefits of natural turf may not be clear. Misconceptions about grass abound. As a partner in caring for a client’s grounds, landscapers can educate customers about suitable options to enhance their surroundings. By arming customers with better information and recommendations, landscape professionals expand opportunities to grow their businesses. One of the first questions likely... read more

Artificial turf maintenance can be an unexpected surprise

July 19, 2012By

By: Kirk Hunter Advertising and promotional claims for any number of products can sometimes be misleading. Often, the problem doesn’t have to do so much with what is said or written, but rather, what information has been omitted. While promises that no watering, mowing or chemicals required may sometimes be true, consumers and key decision-makers may be confused by claims that... read more

Nobody asked me, but . . .

December 10, 2010By

By: Ron Hall Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The incidence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008, similar to the prevalence of obesity in adolescents aged 12 to 19 years. Fully one third of young people (adults too) are now overweight. It’s easy to... read more

Seeking the truest measure of synthetic turf’s benefits versus turfgrass

October 4, 2010By

By: Ron Hall Every week it seems new uses are being found for artificial turf, which now covers horse tracks, dog runs, home lawns (including backyard putting greens), highway medians and is replacing natural grass at airports. I’m sure I’ve missed some applications and am not prescient enough to see what other new uses will be discovered and exploited. This is... read more

Studies support suitability of synthetic turf for soccer pitches

July 7, 2010By

As the U.S. soccer team prepares for its June 12 match with England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, it’s timely to spotlight two studies that underlie the decision by FIFA, the international governing body of international football or soccer, to promote synthetic turf, or ‘football turf’ as it calls third-generation infilled synthetic turf sports fields, as a... read more