STMA Educational Bulletins

STMA Educational Bulletins


Submitting a Sample for Turfgrass Problem Diagnosis
Need help identifying the cause of unhealthy turfgrass on your field? Check out STMA’s Submitting a Sample for Turfgrass Problem Diagnosis.

Water Conservation Best Management Practices for Sports Facilities
Apply water responsibly this summer using STMA’s Water Conservation Best Management Practices for Sports Facilities.

Field Management During a Drought
The peak of summer brings high temperatures and low rainfall. Get some tips on how you can maintain your field during a drought.

Lightning Safety at Your Sports Facility
Lightning is one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena. Keep people safe with Lightning Safety at Your Sports Facility.

Football/Soccer Safety and Maintenance Checklist
Make sure your fields are safe and ready for play using STMA’s Football/Soccer Safety and Maintenance Checklist.

Sports Field Management Practices - Preparing a Field for Winter
Preparing a Field for Winter will help you implement good management practices now to get your fields through the fall season successfully.

Field Hardness Testing
What’s the field’s gmax? Is the field safe for play? STMA’s Field Hardness Testing can help you determine the answers to these questions.

Football Practice Techniques that Help Minimize Field Wear
Wear and field overuse can cause hazardous playing conditions. Check out some tips to help minimize field wear.

Strategies for Managing Heavily-Used Fields
Fields undergo intense use during fall sports. Check out these four keys in Strategies for Managing Heavily-Used Fields.

8 Steps to an Easy Field Facelift
Sometimes basic steps to proper field management are forgotten. 8 Steps to an Easy Field Facelift provides a refresher of these practices.

Compost Applications to Sports Fields
Compost can improve physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soils. Compost may be a sustainable option for your sports field.

Drainage: A Crucial Component for Athletic Field Performance
Surface Drainage
Internal Drainage
Installed Drainage
Surface, internal, and installed drainage – what’s the difference and what are the benefits? Check out STMA’s 3-part drainage series.

Snow Removal
Winter weather is right around the corner. Be ready to handle the snow on your fields with STMA’s Snow Removal tips.

Employee Engagement: Fostering Employee Engagement with Long-Term Employees
Retain your long-term, productive, and valued employees using these tips in Fostering Employee Engagement with Long-Term Employees.

Maintaining Athletic Fields on a Limited Budget
Don’t let budgetary limitations get in the way of proper care of your fields. Learn how to Maintain Athletic Fields on a Limited Budget.

Developing an IPM Plan
Developing an IPM Plan outlines 3 tools for a successful program - the pest triangle, cultural practices and scouting, and control.

Employee Engagement: Fostering Employee Engagement with New Employees 
Keep new employees productive, interested, and invested in their jobs with these tips in Fostering Employee Engagement with New Employees.

Understanding Soil Tests
Test your soil before building your annual fertility program. STMA’s Understanding Soil Tests can help you interpret the results.

Fertility
Make sure your field is getting the nutrition it needs. STMA provides many valuable resources to help you determine your fertility program.

Sports Field Management Practices - Athletic Field Management in the Spring
Your turf survived the winter and now it is time to get the field ready for play. Check out STMA’s Athletic Field Management in the Spring.

Calibration Series – Rotary Spreader CalibrationDrop Spreader Calibration; Boom Sprayer Calibration; Backpack/Hand-Held Sprayer Calibration
Drop or rotary spreader? Boom or backpack/hand-held sprayer? Check out STMA’s series to correctly calibrate your application equipment.

Baseball/Softball Safety and Maintenance Checklist
Make sure your fields are safe and ready for play using STMA’s Baseball/Softball Safety and Maintenance Checklist.

Thatch Management
Thatch can be detrimental to a field if it becomes too thick. Deal with thatch effectively using STMA’s Thatch Management.

Sod Installation
Sod may be a good fit for your facility if seeking a surface that establishes quickly and is ready for play in a short time frame.

Sprigging Bermudagrass
Sprigging may be more cost effective than seeding or sodding for a facility. Check out if sprigging is right for you in STMA’s bulletin.

Effective Water Use
STMA’s Effective Water Use provides tips you can implement when managing irrigation for your turfgrass.


 

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