Design and material selection for newest MLB facility The new spring training facility shared by the NL West rivals is the first professional complex built on Native American land. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is on 140 acres of land shared by the Salt River Pima and Maricopa Indian communities near Scottsdale, AZ.
Pre-emergence weed control For an overview of pre-emergence weed control, we recently interviewed Laurence Mudge, technical services coordinator for Bayer Environmental Science.
Sowell & Crew win one for The Natural State Turf and grounds manager Monty Sowell, who also serves as manager of ballpark operations, led his team to a win of the 2010 STMA Professional Baseball Field of the Year Award.
The soil profile: Lindberg High School, St. Louis "We brought in a lot of soil and ran soil tests and we were focused on organic matter content and were hoping for at least 2.5-3%, which we were able to find; the pH was where we wanted it but the soil was a little tight and the core chemistry needed some help."
What is important now? Q: We expect to have our field budgets reduced this year. How would you prioritize necessary practices and spending on turf product? I'm also not sure if we'll be allowed to keep a full crew, so labor may also be an issue.
Maintaining men’s lacrosse fields On synthetic surfaces, I always stress to those installing a new field that they inlay all the lines. On a grass surface everything should be measured from the center of the field.
New herbicides for 2011 As the calendar turns each year, new herbicides are introduced into the marketplace. Many of these herbicides may benefit individuals managing cool- and warm-season athletic fields. Some of the new herbicides that will be available in 2011 are outlined here:
Turf managers at increased risk of skin cancer While turf managers rely on the sun for grass and plants to flourish, they often don't realize too many of these invisible rays may damage their skin, leading to skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, and suppression of the immune system.