Sports Field Management - January, 2011

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Sports Turf Managers Association Conference & Exhibition Preview

Austin, Texas, January 11-15, 2011

The 22nd Annual STMA Conference & Exhibition (www.stma.org/conferences/2011conf/) will feature dozens of educational sessions/workshops, hours of networking opportunities, receptions, awards banquets, raffles and, of course, exhibitors displaying all of the must-have equipment for 2011. Here’s a sneak preview of what you can look forward to ... see you in Austin!

Aer-Flo

Manufactures sports field covers, track protectors, sideline turf protectors, windscreens, wall pads and sports netting, with multicolored imprinting on all products.
www.aerflo.com


Bannerman

Ballpark-4, Ballpark-6 and Diamond Master groomers are designed for working in soil conditioners and amendments. With five individually adjustable tools.
www.sportsturfmagic.com


Beacon Athletics

The Streamliner dry line marker features variable flow control, heavy-duty steel frame, pneumatic tires, molded plastic hopper and flexible brush agitator.
www.beaconathletics.com


Bio S.I. Technology

Provides diverse microbial inoculants, offering benefits such as better nutrient uptake, denser root systems, reduced thatch buildup and better water utilization.
www.biositechnology.com


Buffalo Turbine

Manufactures debris blowers for a variety of applications in trailer and skid-mount versions, with gas, diesel, hydraulic and PTO-powered models.
www.buffaloturbine.com


Covermaster

The Terraturf snap-together portable flooring system is designed for pedestrian traffic and light vehicles. It is made with 100 percent recyclable material.
www.covermaster.com


CoverSports USA

New product additions include the ArmorMesh FenceMate windscreen, available in 10 colors, and FieldSaver full field covers with new standard handles design.
www.coversports.com


Dakota Peat & Equip.

The all-new 410 Electric Topdresser can spread over 50 loads of sand on a single charge. The eco-friendly, quiet unit is completely self-contained and towable.
www.dakotapeat.com


Diamond Pro

Product line includes vitrified Red Infield Conditioner, calcined clay (Top Dressing, Drying Agent, Professional), athletic field marking dust and infield mix.
www.diamondpro.com


Earth & Turf

The Turfsaw is a rolling aerator that attaches to tractor loader buckets and has solid blades that adjust easily to increase penetration from 2.5 to 3.75 inches.
www.earthandturf.com


Eco Chemical

Eco TempLine is a removable turf paint system. New at the show is Eco TempLine Natural Grass dehydrated paint, 10 gallons of paint packaged in a box.
www.ecochemical.com


Ecologel Solutions

Hydretain is a liquid blend of hygroscopic and humectant compounds formulated to protect turf and plants against drought stress by managing soil moisture.
www.hydretain.com


Game Time Sports Systems

Louisville Slugger-branded specialized products include infield conditioners, infield mixes, specialty clays and field marking powder.
www.gametimesportssystems.com


GreensGroomer

Sanitize synthetic turf without chemicals. The GreenZapr ultraviolet system instantly kills 99.9 percent of harmful microorganisms like bacteria, HIV and staph.
www.greensgroomer.com


Grigg Bros.

University research has shown that Grigg Bros. fertility plans and products can help reduce pesticide inputs and maintain quality turf conditions.
www.griggbros.com


Gro-Power

Premium Green products are formulated to enhance the microbiological environment of fields while supplying essential nutrients for optimum turf performance.
www.gropower.com


Natural Sand

Featuring DuraEdge infield mixes, Natural Sand will break down the science behind its line of engineered soils and showcase the “Cure for Project Pains.”
www.naturalsand.com


Newstripe

Showing the redesigned NewRider 3000, Eco-Liner battery-operated line sprayer, SafeMark field layout system, field stencils and all-new concentrated paint.
www.newstripe.com


Partac Peat

Beam Clay mixes are made of natural materials that are blended, pulverized and screened. It weighs less, goes farther and does not separate.
www.beamclay.com


Peat, Inc.

The unique characteristics of reed sedge peat help with root establishment, as well as aiding in moisture and nutrient retention. Used by the Minnesota Twins.
www.peatinc.com


Pennington Seed

Offers products to assist with moisture management and improved turfgrasses that withstand drought, heavy wear, compaction and other stress factors.
www.penningtonseed.com


Port Industries

The latest sports turf chain trencher from Shelton will be on display. For tractors from 45 hp and up, it digs up to 39 inches deep and from 4 to 6.75 inches wide.
www.portindustries.com


Redexim Charterhouse

The Verti-Art line of equipment for synthetic turf maintenance includes the Verti-Top with optional vacuum attachment and the Verti-Clean with ground-driven brush.
www.redexim.com


Sod Solutions

Celebration is a blue-green bermudagrass that offers excellent shade, wear and drought tolerance and injury recovery, as well as low surface hardness.
www.sodsolutions.com


Stabilizer Solutions

Stabilizer Ballyard Clay is a manufactured blend of clay, interlocking soil particles and Stabilizer, which is a built-in moisture manager to eliminate mud and dust.
www.stabilizersolutions.com


STEC

The Combinator removes unwanted turf and comes in 48, 63, 80 and 96-inch working widths. It strips up to 2 inches deep and can be used with verticutting blades.
www.stecequipment.com


TurfTime Equipment

Products include five sizes of Heavy Duty Turf Aerators, Soil Reliever deep tine aerator, ThatchMaster, topdressers and a variety of heavy-duty rollers.
www.turftimeeq.com


University of Georgia

The Sports Turfgrass Management Certificate Program includes 14 chapters for self-paced study. Explains the fundamentals of turfgrass management.
www.georgiacenter.uga.edu


Wood Bay Turf Technologies

The fds9200 is a lightweight, flexible, high-speed dethatching unit that attaches to tractors via a three-point hitch. It relieves surface compaction.
www.woodbayturftech.com



Booth Numbers
Visit these advertisers at the show.
Aer-Flo 420 Gro-Power 1021
Bannerman 816 Natural Sand 1030
Beacon Athletics 1115 Newstripe 706
Bio S.I.Technology 1514 Partac Peat 521
Buffalo Turbine 620 Peat, Inc 1306
Covermaster 806 Pennington Seed 1206
CoverSports USA 1231 Port Industries 1416
Dakota Peat & Equip 217 Redexim Charterhouse 201
Diamond Pro 1007 Sod Solutions 1307
Earth & Turf 1330 SportsField Management 1422
Eco Chemical 1424 Stabilizer Solutions 507
Ecologel Solutions 625 STEC Equip 721
Game Time Sports Systems 1327 TurfTime Equipment 500
GreensGroomer 415 University of Georgia 1413
Grigg Bros 814 Wood Bay Turf Technologies 611