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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Webcast by Dr. Nick Christians on Fertility Management of Sand-based Fields WHEN: Tuesday, November 5 at 11 a.m. EDT Session: Fertility Management for Sandbased Systems Speaker: Nick Christians, PhD Registration: • STMA Members: $10 Members can register via this members' only link: ( inar=16619). • Nonmembers: $20 Nonmembers can register here: Session information The presentation will include some basic information on the soil chemistry of sand-based sports fields and will include a discussion on how to manage these areas most effectively. The learning outcomes are: • to provide an expanded knowledge of soil chemistry. • to relate those basic concepts to sandbased soil media. • to expand the knowledge of the attendee on ways of managing sand-based sports fields. Speaker information Nick Christians, PhD, is a university professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. His area of specialization is turfgrass science. Nick received his PhD and MS degrees from Ohio State in Agronomy and his BS from the Colorado State University School of Forestry. Between earning his BS and MS degrees, Nick was employed as an assistant golf course superintendent at Flatirons Country Club in Boulder, CO and as a golf course superintendent in Pueblo, CO. He has several state and national awards for both teaching and research. Additional information This presentation was rated as one of the best at the 2013 conference (based on attendee evaluations). Dr. Christians was rated as one of the best speakers at the conference (based on attendee evaluations). Some attendee comments regarding the session: • "Excellent talk, well presented. A lot of basic fertility management that would be helpful for turf managers." • "Keeps difficult material at an understandable level." • "Speaker was excellent. Information was organized and easy to understand." • "Very good coverage of all of the basics of elements, CEC, pH, pH (buffering)" • "Probably best presentation I've been to. Dr. Christians is a very good presenter." Dr. Christians is speaking again at the 2014 conference Friday, January 24 from 8:30-10 am STMA 302 – Water Quality and Soil Conditions. The presentation will include basic information on principles of soil chemistry and water quality and how they relate to sports field management. STMA Affiliated Chapters Contact Information Sports Turf Managers Association of Arizona: Iowa Sports Turf Managers Association: Oklahoma Chapter STMA: 405-744-5729; Contact: Dr. Justin Moss Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association: Kentucky Sports Turf Managers Association: Oregon STMA Chapter: Florida #1 Chapter (South): 305-235-5101 (Bruce Bates) or Tom Curran Keystone Athletic Field Managers Org. (KAFMO/STMA): Ozarks STMA: Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association (MiSTMA): Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association: Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association: Southern California Chapter: MO-KAN Sports Turf Managers Association: South Carolina Chapter of STMA: Nebraska Sports Turf Managers Association: Tennessee Valley Sports Turf Managers Association (TVSTMA): New England STMA (NESTMA): Texas Sports Turf Managers Association: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey: Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association: Sports Turf Managers of New York: Wisconsin Sports Turf Managers Association: Florida #2 Chapter (North): 850-580-4026, John Mascaro, Florida #3 Chapter (Central): 407-518-2347, Scott Grace, Gateway Chapter Sports Turf Managers Association: Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association: Greater L.A. Basin Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association: Illinois Chapter STMA: Intermountain Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association: Indiana - FORMING - Contact Clayton Dame, or Brian Bornino, or Contact Joey Stevenson, North Carolina Chapter of STMA: Chapter Sponsors Northern California STMA: Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA): SportsTurf 43

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