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Conference Registration is Open!

Sign up to attend the STMA annual conference in San Diego, Jan. 19-22, 2016. Take advantage of the early registration discount, which makes the full conference registration fee just $375. To get this rate you must sign up by Dec. 15. The printed brochure should have arrived on your desk this week.

Founders, FOY, Innovative Awards Applications Due Oct. 15

Three important Awards programs have submittal deadlines of Oct. 15:

EPA Opens Comment Period for Pesticide Applicators’ Proposed Regulation Revisions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is proposing revisions for pesticide applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. The goal of this proposed rule is to reduce the likelihood of harm from the misapplication of toxic pesticides and ensure a consistent level of protection among states. US EPA has determined that use of restricted use pesticides would be safer with increased supervision and oversight.

FREE Webinars in Oct. Preview Conference Sessions

The 2016 Conference Education Program is packed full of exciting and informative presentations. This year speakers have volunteered to present short 15-30 minute webinars prior to the conference as an introduction to their education session. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to prepare for conference education sessions! Only 50 people can take part in the live webinar, so register today.

Stay Current with Sports Turf Research!

The 2016 STMA Conference will feature a University Research Panel on Friday, January 22 from 8-10 am. Thirteen academic experts will take part in the panel to discuss the current sports turf research they are conducting. Following the presentation, the panelists will break out for roundtable discussions with attendees. Learn about the latest research taking place across the country by visiting STMA's website.

Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month two speakers presenting at the 2016 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference! is mobile-friendly!

STMA's website,, has a mobile-friendly version. If you go to from any mobile device, you will automatically see the mobile-friendly format. If you prefer to access the full website, scroll down and you can click on that tab to be re-directed.

Two Important Dates in October

Note these October dates on your calendar to take action:
Oct. 1 - STMA Conference Registration Opens. Sign up electronically.

STMA & Lands’ End Partner

STMA has a new merchandise partner: Lands’ End Business Outfitters! Our new merchandise and apparel program now features a vast range of stylish men’s and women’s apparel, and promotional items that are all customizable with an STMA logo. Check out the store here, or you can go to the Professional Tab at and click on Merchandise.

STMA Movie - Now in Spanish!

STMA’s Spotlight On: It’s the Field movie that has been airing on PBS has been produced in Spanish. This version will help STMA convey information about the profession to Spanish-speaking audiences, and in particular, to those outside of the U.S.

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