And now, the issue you’ve all been waiting for … our annual Buyer’s Guide! Yes, it’s that time of year again, Buyer’s Guide 2011 is here – a complete guide to all of the products you need and the great companies that make them. This user-friendly directory provides you with contact information for manufacturers of sports field maintenance products. Shopping for a specific piece of equipment? Click here to go to the Product Directory, find the product you’re searching for and browse the list of companies offering it. With all of this great information in one comprehensive guide, this is an issue you’ll want to keep around.

When shopping for new gear, it’s always great to get opinions and reviews from users, and we’ve got a fast and simple way to get them. If you haven’t already, register for free at our online forum, Once you’ve joined, you’ll be able to ask for advice, post reviews of gear you’ve used and stay in touch with your peers in the industry.

At SportsField Management, we strive to show you the new products hitting the shelves as soon as they are introduced. In every issue you’ll find our New Products Lineup section, offering descriptions of some of the latest gear from your favorite manufacturers. In our monthly Industry Advancements articles, we focus on current trends, new research and introductions for specific product categories. Check out this month’s article on synthetic turf, and looking ahead to September, we’ll be covering overseeding and new seed varieties. If you just can’t wait for the next issue to reach your mailbox, check in at our website for regular updates of industry news and product introductions.

Our goal is to serve you by providing all of the information you need to help keep your fields safe, healthy and playable. If there’s anything you’d like to see covered in an upcoming issue, please email me, or message me through Facebook at . I’d love to hear from you!

Katie Meyers