December 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 DECEMBER 2013 | VOLUME 29 | NUMBER 12 Features Christmas Wish List 8 Sports turf professionals: what do you want for Christmas? Field Science 10 14 18 20 26 Phosphorus availability in turfgrass rootzones after organic and synthetic N fertilizer apps Entomology 101: Safe and effective management of shade tree pests The use of hygroscopic humectants in managing soil moisture Best fertilizer management: a blueprint for success Healthy chloroplasts for healthy sports turf Facilities & Operations 28 30 32 Working with your distributor: Little League World Series groundskeeper appreciates advice Soil stabilization important for synthetic fields In memoriam: The life and legacy of industry legend Dr. James R. Watson Field of the Year 34 38 2012 College Baseball: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE 2012 College Softball: Tiger Park, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Tools & Equipment 37 New humic compound, synthetic turf groomer, herbicide with fertilizer and more new products 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: Tiger Park, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, won the 2012 College Softball Field of the Year Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association. 4 SportsTurf | December 2013

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