October 2013

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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SportsTurf Contents OCTOBER 2013 | VOLUME 29 | NUMBER 10 Field Science 8 12 14 18 Form, function, fit—which nitrogen source is right for you? Keeping cool-season turf through the playoffs Which Kentucky bluegrass cultivars perform better with less water? Irrigation water quality guidelines for sports turf Facilities & Operations 20 22 24 28 32 Tips to take the terror out of giving presentations Making peace with the rules: a guide to getting along with HR Identifying and managing petroleum spills and leaks on turf Reality turf: one veteran's take on safety "There's a storm brewing!" Are you ready? Field of the Year 36 2012 Schools/Parks Baseball: Don Gaebelein Field, Wesleyan School, Norcross, GA Tools & Equipment 39 Right on track: John Pitts manages grounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway Departments 6 7 17 42 43 44 45 46 From the Sidelines STMA President's Message John Mascaro's Photo Quiz STMA in Action STMA Chapter Contacts Marketplace Advertisers' Index Q&A On the cover: Head sports turf manager Josh Weigel, from the Field of the Year Award-winning Don Gaebelein Field, Wesleyan School, Norcross, GA handles the paint machine while his assistant, David Thrower, hand paints the stencil. 4 SportsTurf | October 2013

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