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(03/27/2015)

The Basics for Field Construction and Site Specifications When reading through a set of specifications for field construction, there is a lot of information that just confuses what is really important. Below are some important issues we should look for and think about, when getting involved in building a new athletic field: Part 1 –…Read More>>

(03/27/2015)

An understanding of the soil science principles relating to issues of compaction and drainage is essential in athletic field construction and maintenance. On baseball and softball fields, the relationship between the physical properties of the various soil profiles during the wide range of climatic conditions and field-use situations affecting that field must be considered to…Read More>>

(03/27/2015)

Some people are a tough sell. They don’t readily accept new products into their programs. For every active ingredient that touches their fields, they want to see extensive studies and proven results. If they don’t have any biostimulant/soil amendment products in their programs, they might be suprised to find that these products-including kelp extracts, beneficial…Read More>>

(03/27/2015)

We continue to hear of new technologies for sand-based athletic field management: sub-surface heating systems, sand stabilization systems, remote-control irrigation, GPS tracking, and the list goes on. However, 80-percent of all sports turf managers still maintain native-soil fields. Native-soil field management poses many challenges. Some of the biggest problems begin with a lack of adequate…Read More>>

(03/27/2015)

What does dormancy really mean? We know that the plant is still active. Even if the leaves are not growing or have lost their green color, many cycles are still active and growth can still be taking place. With cool-season turf, such as bluegrasses and ryegrasses, foliar growth slows with decreasing temperatures. When the air…Read More>>

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