October 2012

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 OCTOBER 2012 | VOLUME 28 | NUMBER 10 Features Field Science 8 Strategies to handle heavy traffic on your fields 14 The basics of maintaining synthetic turf 32 Turf report from the new Major League Soccer stadiums Facilities & Operations 18 Environmental management and employee safety 22 Painting Daytona Speedway logos tougher than passing on the high side 26 Are you okay with our putting a 5-million pound structure on your field? Irrigation & Drainage 30 Saving water (and money) at your indoor facilities Tools & Equipment 34 Latest mower technologies from Big Three Field of the Year 38 2011 STMA College Soccer Field of the Year: Maryland Soccer Foundation, Boyds, MD Departments 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 42 STMA in Action 43 STMA Chapter Contacts 44 Marketplace 45 Advertisers' Index 46 Q&A On the cover: Jerad Minnick led his crew to an STMA Field of the Year Award despite the large number of events, different type of events, and the challenge of the extremely wet fall in 2011. Back row, L to R: Joel Cruz, William Godoy, Caesar Chavez, Christian Mejia. Front row, L to R: Jerad Minnick, Ryan Bjorn, Dusty LeVan, Julie Adamski. 4 SportsTurf | October 2012

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