July 2015

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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4 SportsTurf | July 2015 July 2015 | Volume 31 | Number 7 FEATURES The SportsTurf Interview 8 The SportsTurf Interview: Mary Owen Field Science 12 Proactive approach key to field safety 16 Rain can't stop sure-footed Sooners Facilities & Operations 22 Logo creation 101: you don't need no stinkin' stencils 26 Latest recs for maintaining synthetic turf 30 STMA develops turfgrass science curriculum 32 Public speaking boot camp Irrigation & Drainage 36 Small-town sports complex has big-time drainage system Tools & Equipment 38 Update on ethanol and your power equipment Field of the Year 42 College Football: University of Florida's "The Swamp" DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 45 STMA in Action 46 STMA Chapter Contacts 48 Marketplace 49 Advertisers' Index 50 Q&A Field of the Year winner Jason Smith says: "Dealing with the high visibility of caring for Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium begins with having confidence in and trusting our team. After being in this industry for 20 years, I've learned this is definitely a team effort. Whether it's summer time cultivation or finishing painting for a big game, my crew always comes through bringing out the highest potential possible of Florida Field." STARTING LINEUP On the cover:

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