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How sports field managers are using technology to become more astute at their jobs

  Your most important field management tool might not be parked in your maintenance garage; it might be in your shirt pocket. Mowers, aerators, sprayers they're all important, but think about how many times a day you reach for your smartphone.
  "I'm on my phone all the time," says Pete Cheswick, supervising groundskeeper at Massapequa School District in New York. "For example, I have all my vendors' numbers in my cellphone, so I can call them if I'm out on a field and I have a question. Or, if there's a problem with a piece of equipment, I can take a photo with my phone ... (Read More...)

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9/3/2014 - The Lawn Institute Awards Scholarships

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