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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8 SportsTurf | March 2017 FIELD SCIENCE ■ BY STEVE BUSH, CSFM I t seems every other day there's a newer version of technology available or another update to download: phones, computers, cars. We update and upgrade so constantly without a second thought. But what about sports fields? Aren't those "one & done?" Hardly. Good managers know how much work is involved in keeping fields up-to-date. And when there are superior technologies or materials available, it's vital for the quality of the sports that take place on those fields to take advantage of those upgrades. "THERE ARE UPGRADES AVAILABLE": TIME TO UPDATE YOUR FIELD TO 20.17 The old rootzone at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Bird's eye view; drainage lines show up as white because they hold water. Derek York checking elevation.

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