Want to keep up with the latest news in sports and athletic field management? Read a quick recap of recent happenings in the industry.

Project EverGreen Renovates William Bradley Park Field #3 in San Marcos, California

Project EverGreen and Hunter Industries, along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association, local landscape contractors and suppliers came together to revitalize the playing surface of William Bradley Park’s Field #3 in San Marcos, California. The park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s and needed renovation not only for aesthetic purposes but to ensure it was safe for nearly four thousand children who play on it annually.

The project was valued at more than $31,000 in donated time and materials and included: aeration, re-seeding, weed control, new sod installation, field laser-level grading, infield clay soil mix, outfield warning track mix, outfield topdress sand to fill in uneven areas, field and shrub beds, irrigation repair and re-alignment, new trees and shrubs bed planting, mulching and repairs and painting of ballfield dugouts, benches, fences, and backstop.

John Deere Gator XUV Models Recognized with Engineering Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes the Gator XUV835 and Gator XUV865 from John Deere with the AE50 Award for 2018. The AE50 award highlights the year’s most innovative designs in product engineering in the food and agriculture industry, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced in 2017, the new utility vehicles are designed for those who need all-day comfort with off-road terrain capability in all seasons. The gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 offer a quiet cab, three-wide seating, and heating and air conditioning to maximize productivity and comfort.