SportsTurf

February 2017

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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February 2017 | Volume 33 | Number 2 STARTING LINEUP 4 SportsTurf | February 2017 www.sportsturfonline.com FEATURES Tim Van Loo, CSFM, President of STMA 8 Tim Van Loo, CSFM, was officially installed as STMA's 24th President at last month's Annual Meeting in Orlando. Tim is Manager of Athletic Turf & Grounds for Iowa State University in Ames. Field Science 12 Impact of fraze mowing on Spring Dead Spot in bermudagrass 16 How about the micronutrients? Irrigation & Drainage 20 Irrigation water testing and interpretation Facilities & Operations 23 Resurrecting a field at the K-12 level 28 Steve Cockerham: building on experience to craft the future 32 My disaster and how I overcame it 36 Influence of playing surface on ACL injuries for non-contact sports 2016 STMA Field of the Year Award 38 Schools/Parks Softball: Champs Field, Gulfport SportsPlex, Gulfport, MS Tools & Equipment 43 Field groomers DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Sidelines 07 STMA President's Message 19 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 46 STMA new member list 47 STMA Chapter Contacts 48 Marketplace 49 Advertisers' Index 50 Q&A ON THE COVER: For the third consecutive year, STMA members elected someone raised on a farm. There must be something about growing up in an envi- ronment that requires a strong work ethic and dealing with Mother Nature that breeds leadership traits. Tim Van Loo, CSFM, is Manager of Athletic Turf & Grounds for Iowa State University in Ames. O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E S P O R T S T U R F M A N A G E R S A S S O C I A T I O N OVERCOMING DISASTERS Meet New STMA President TIM VAN LOO, CSFM February 2017 ORTS FIELD AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT www.sportsturfonline.com ALSO INSIDE: Fraze mowing, spring dead spot & bermudagrass How about the micronutrients? Resurrecting a K-12 fi eld Field groomers CV1 ST1702 Cover.indd 1 1/17/17 10:11 AM

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