SportsTurf

August 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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www.spor tsturfonline.com 4 // August 2017 August 2017 // Volume 33 // Number 8 FEATURES ON THE FIELD 8 Late fall fertilization of sports turf in northern climates 12 Is your facility safe? 18 Tips for removing paint from synthetic turf OFF THE FIELD 20 Advice on being successful in your first turf job 22 Give to the STMA's SAFE Foundation for a SAFER tomorrow 24 The science of shrub care WATER 28 Sports turf managers: know your irrigation system's components, how to identify problems 2016 STMA FIELD OF THE YEAR AWARD 32 Professional Soccer: Toyota Park, Chicago Fire SC/Chicago Red Stars SC, Village of Bridgeview, IL TOOLS 36 Aerators for sports turf 42 Utility task vehicles (UTV) and turf work DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 45 STMA in Action 48 Marketplace 50 Q&A THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION IN THIS ISSUE: Is your facility safe? AUGUST 2017 Late fall fertilization Science of shrub care Identifying irrigation issues Aerators for sports turf ALSO INSIDE SPORTS FIELD AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT / w w w. s p o r t s t u r f o n l i n e.c o m TOYOTA PARK IN CHICAGO See pg 32 BEATING THE ELEMENTS: 2016 STMA Field of the year award Joel White, turf manager of the STMA 2016 Professional Soccer Field of the Year, spent more than 30 years as a golf course superintendent before moving over from the "dark side" to managing sports turf at Toyota Park outside Chicago. Read his re- flections in the differences and similarities between the two jobs on page 34. 32 22 36 ON THE COVER pg 32 FOLLOW US ON www.sportsturfonline.com

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