Having input into renovation & construction projects As the sports turf manager, you have unique access to specific information about your project before the first shovel hits the ground. Bring that information to the table right away. Photo courtesy of Medallion Athletic Products, Mooresville, NC.
Soil fertility interpretation: base saturation or sufficiency level? Joel Simmons is president of EarthWorks Natural Organic Products and Soil First Consulting. He has a master's degree from Penn State, is a former PSU extension agent and former soils instructor for Rutgers University. Max Schlossberg, PhD, is associate professor, turfgrass nutrition & soil fertility, for Penn State's Center for Turfgrass Science.
The new normal? We keep hearing people say the expression, "the new normal." In terms of sports turf management, what does that mean to you?
Considerations in infield construction and renovation Whether simply a facelift for an existing infield, or the construction of a new facility, a successful project requires consideration by those involved in the construction process and by those who manage the use of the field.
Polo fields: uniquely challenging turf management When the fields were built more than 20 years ago, it was for polo as a hobby, not as a professional facility. The fields were built without drainage, without proper grading and it appears as though 4 to 6" of sandy loam was thrown on top of the native soil and rock that were left over from a cobblestone mine.