March 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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March 2017 | Volume 33 | Number 3 STARTING LINEUP 4 SportsTurf | March 2017 FEATURES Field Science 08 "There are Upgrades Available": It's time to update your field to 20.17 14 Maintaining pitching mounds 18 Using polymer-coated urea for aesthetics with low environmental impact Facilities & Operations 22 Finding internships and attracting interns 26 Matt Eggerman opens The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches 28 Field builder strives for safety 30 Water-drainable artificial turf surfaces Tools & Equipment 32 European mowing system comes to USA 33 Aerating made easier 34 Turf Tank robot marks fields 2016 STMA Field of the Year Award 38 Professional Baseball: Smokies Park, Tennessee Smokies, Kodak, TN DEPARTMENTS 06 From the Sidelines 07 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 42 STMA In Action 48 Marketplace 49 Advertisers' Index 50 Q&A ON THE COVER: Commercial member Steve Bush, CSFM, led the effort to renovate the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The cover photo shows the crew installing pea gravel. 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 STMA CONFERENCE 2017 WRAP March 2017 SPORTS FIELD AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ALSO INSIDE: Finding internships and attracting interns Using polymer coated urea Maintaining pitching mounds Dr. Grady Miller on fi eld use hours CV1 ST1703 Cover.indd 1 2/21/17 11:39 AM

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