June 2017

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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June 2017 | Volume 33 | Number 6 STARTING LINEUP 4 SportsTurf | June 2017 FEATURES Field Science 8 Maintaining nutrition during bermudagrass "grow in" 16 Keeping infield skins safe through the summer Facilities & Operations 20 Sod farmers: key players in the sports turf industry 24 Moving for new job: one family's experience 28 International Turfgrass Research Conference is next month at Rutgers 30 Dr. James and Harriet Beard—partners in an amazing journey The SportsTurf Interview 26 Vickie Wallace, Extension Educator, University of Connecticut 2016 STMA Field of the Year Award 40 College Baseball and Softball: Double-winner Marywood University, Scranton, PA Tools & Equipment 42 Microbes matter Departments 06 From the Sidelines 07 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 44 STMA in Action 48 Marketplace 49 Advertisers' Index 50 Q&A On the cover: We normally don't put individual STMA Field of the Year winning sports turf managers on the cover, or at least so prominently (see last month), but since Rob Galdieri of Marywood University in Scranton, PA won both the College Baseball and College Softball awards for 2016, he gets special treatment! media TM green June 2017 O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E S P O R T S T U R F M A N A G E R S A S S O C I A T I O N S FIELD AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT The SportsTurf Interview: Vickie Wallace, UConn ALSO INSIDE: ■ Maintaining nutrition during bermudagrass "grow in" ■ Advice from sod farmers ■ Keeping infield skins safe through the summer ■ Tim Van Loo on embracing change CV1-ST1706 COVER.indd 1 5/22/17 1:29 PM

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