Artificial pitch maintenance – When should it be undertaken?

12.08.31-pitchcare1Winter, spring, summer or fall?   The warm, dry weather conditions of summer make this an ideal time of year to perform certain maintenance tasks on artificial sports pitches. As the seasons seem to shift year to year, this window of opportunity becomes smaller and smaller, and unfortunately the appeal of round-the-clock usage that comes with an artificial pitch often restricts the time that is dedicated to such works, with potential consequences for a pitch’s playing quality during the later autumn and winter months.

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NTA Puts Together 1-2-3 Punch for Annual Conference

12.04.20-NTA-LogoThe Northwest Turfgrass Association has put together a virtual 1-2-3 punch for its 66th annual conference, set for this fall on Oct. 28-30.   First, Tim Moraghan, the former director of championship agronomy for the USGA, will be the featured speaker both days of the conference. Secondly, legendary Oregon State University researcher and educator Tom Cook will come out of retirement to lead a panel discussion. And thirdly, everything happens at Bandon Dunes, one of the most magical golf destinations in the world.

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STA Publishes Second Edition of Field Construction Manual

12.07.17-STA.logo.RGB.25 AnniversaryFor Immediate Release July 6, 2012  

The Sports Turf Association Publishes Second Edition of the Athletic Field Construction Manual Incorporating Classification, Specifications, Field Evaluation and Field Dimensions

Guelph, ON – The Sports Turf Association announced today the publication of the second edition of its popular  Athletic Field Construction Manual, a staple reference for those in the sports turf industry.

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STA Field Day Update

12.08.16-soccerfield.smallThe Soccer Centre, home to The Ontario Soccer Association, The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, and all of Ontario’s provincial leagues, will host the Sports Turf Association’s 25th Annual Field Day, September 20, 2012.

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