SportsTurf March 2011

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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Contents SportsTurf MARCH 2011 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 3 Features Field Science 8 Pre-emergence weed control 10 New herbicides for 2011 12 Soil Test: A new high school field Facilities & Operations 18 Turf managers have increased skin cancer risk 20 Hosting a successful STMA chapter event 22 Want to be an environmental steward? Here’s how 24 Factors to consider before building a new sports field complex 28 Assignment & Daily Worksheet from the Seattle Mariners 34 Design and material selection for newest MLB facility, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 40 Maintaining men’s lacrosse fields Tools & Equipment 42 New infield skin products help manage moisture 44 Latest products for turf management 48 Jacobsen celebrates 90th anniversary Field of the Year 50 2010 Professional Baseball Field of the Year —Arvest Ballpark, Springdale, AR Departments 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President’s Message 17 John Mascaro’s Photo Quiz 48 Ask a CSFM 53 STMA Chapter Contacts 54 STMA in Action 56 Marketplace 57 Advertisers’ Index 58 Q&A On the cover: When Monty Sowell, manager of ballpark operations and head groundskeeper for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, went on the disabled list after knee replacement surgery, his crew kept the award-winning field in great shape. Row one, L to R: Chris Evans and Shane Miller. Row two, L to R: Brandon Miller, Ruby Doo, Sowell, Alex Miler, Austin Miller. Row Three, L to R: John Francis, Kaleb Reynolds, Luke Laird. Not pictured: Kyle Martz. Photo by John Owen with NWA Photography. 4 SportsTurf | March 2011

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