Redexim Turf Products, the factory direct store for Redexim North America, based in Fenton, Missouri, has added a new staff member: Michael Moyer of Lamar, Missouri.
Michael joins the Redexim Turf Products team with extensive experience on both the golf and sports turf sides of grounds keeping. He studied turfgrass science at the University of Arkansas, where he worked in razorback athletics....
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.
Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Ponte Vedra,...
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's Technical Meeting, held in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The meeting drew a record high registration of 503 participants.
The Sports Turf Managers Association honored Clover High School with the award
Memorial Stadium at Clover High School in Clover, South Carolina has been selected as the 2015 National Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association.
"It's a big honor to be up with the universities," said Jim Funderburk, director of maintenance. "The University of Florida won for the colleges. That makes my guys feel real good."
"The Field of the Year...
Ohio State University Turfgrass Science student awarded once-in-a-lifetime experience with Super Bowl XLIX grounds crew
Rob Meyer, Managing Editor
It's Arizona or bust for Ohio State's Zachery Avers.
Avers is headed to The Grand Canyon State, specifically to Glendale and to Super Bowl XLIX to assist the grounds crew in preparation of the playing field after winning Toro's annual Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program.
Avers is scheduled to graduate from Ohio State University in May of 2015.
Previously, Avers was Head Turf Specialist...
French company will now market GrassMaster system
Tarkett, a flooring and sports surfaces solutions manufacturer based in France, has reached an agreement with Bencis Capital Partners and minority investors to acquire Desso, which serves the sports market with artificial turf and a reinforced natural grass system (GrassMaster).
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Desso achieved 202 million euros of sales in 2013, employs approximately 820 people...
Gerflor says move will expand its global reach
Chicago-based Gerflor, a designer and manufacturer of resilient flooring, has acquired Connor Sport Court International in a move the company says will expand the company's global market reach and product range portfolio.
This move brings Connor Sports, Sport Court and PortaFloor under the Gerflor flagship. The two companies' combined resources will enhance their ability to offer more innovative...
STMA announces "Field of the Year Awards"
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has announced its 2014 "Field of the Year Award" winners.
The 2014 winners are:
Soccer - Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium Field (Boyds, Maryland): Ryan Bjorn, Sports Field Director College and University.
Soccer - Georgia State Soccer Complex at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia): Kyle Slaton, CSFM, Director of Sports...
Did emotional decision to ban pesticides cause Connecticut fields to deteriorate?
At Wheeler High School in North Stonington, Connecticut, the soccer field was overrun by grubs, which were overrun by skunks and crows. You can guess the results: The soccer field was ravaged.
So you're probably asking: Why didn't the school's athletic field manager spray an insecticide to kills the grubs so the skunks and crows didn't mistake the field for their own Golden Corral?
Deadline to enter is Nov. 21
Sports Turf Managers Association Kicks Off Second Annual 'Mowing Patterns Contest'
Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is kicking off the second annual "Mowing Patterns Contest."
Members wishing to enter can upload a photo of a unique mowing pattern and also vote for submissions. Deadline to enter via Facebook is Nov. 21, at midnight. Winners will be announced Dec, 2.
Three of the four winners are multiyear honorees
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), the professional association for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide, and Minor League Baseball (MiLB), announced the four winners of the 2014 "Sports Turf Manager of the Year" awards today.
Since 2004, STMA and MiLB have honored members who manage fields in Triple-A, Double-A, Single-A and Rookie divisions. Three of the...
This year's event expected to generate record attendance
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the trade association for those involved in the design, construction and supply of materials for athletic facilities, will hold its annual technical meeting Dec. 5-9 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
The meeting, which includes technical programming for industry members who work with facilities for tennis, track and field, sports fields and indoor athletic...
Eco Chemical receives pollution prevention award
Seattle-based Eco Chemical was recently selected as a winner of the 2014 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award (MVP2) from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR). Eco Chemical was nominated by the Washington State Department of Ecology for its life-cycle approach to producing its TempLine Natural Grass Paint.
Eco Chemical's ultra-concentrated latex grass field marking paint, developed...
Former Denver Broncos captain will speak on "Six Keys to Success"
Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) will host its 26th annual Conference & Exhibition Jan. 13-16 in Denver and will feature a keynote address by Karl Mecklenburg, former Denver Broncos captain and All-Pro linebacker.
Nearly 1,200 leaders in the sports turf industry are expected to converge on the Colorado Convention Center for more than 75 hours of educational seminars, exhibitor demonstrations...
Turfgrass Producers International announced the names of three students who were recipients of scholarships from the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship Program administered by The Lawn Institute. This year The Lawn Institute awarded $5,500 in scholarships to
Cody Anderson of Othello, Washington who will be attending Purdue University where he plans to major in Agribusiness and carry a minor in Farm Management;...