February 2014

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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Page 3 of 51 On the cover: David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP, the new President of the Sports Turf Managers Association, has been described as a leader who was able to bridge a gap no one before him had; a professional who prefers to share the secrets of his own success rather than protect them in the name of self-preservation; and someone who went far beyond the standard expectations of a job to produce results that benefitted his colleagues and the profession as a whole. 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 45 STMA in Action 47 STMA Chapter Contacts 48 Marketplace 49 Advertisers' Index 50 Q&A Contents 4 SportsTurf | February 2014 New STMA President 8 Made in Massachusetts A modest and dedicated public servant, incoming STMA president David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP, is the kind of leader the industry needs Field Science 12 Drones offer unique perspective to turfgrass managers 16 Make use of preemergence herbicides this spring 20 From high school to the big leagues: zoysiagrass for sports turf 24 Advice on maintaining softball infield skins Facilities & Operations 28 Durable sod for in-season replacement 32 Grand Strand expands sports tourism market 36 Horse racing's Field Day a winning bet for track superintendents Tools & Equipment 38 Check-up on equipment maintenance: interview with Erik Sides of the Equipment & Engine Training Council 2013 STMA Fields of the Year 42 Florida Atlantic University Softball Stadium, Boca Raton, FL FEATURES FEBRUARY 2014 | VOLUME 30 | NUMBER 2 DEPARTMENTS

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