October 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 4 // October 2017 October 2017 // Volume 33 // Number 10 FEATURES WATER 8 Moisture management to improve your infield ON THE FIELD 14 The art of topdressing 20 Mike Hebrard on painting logos 22 Three often overlooked assets to overseeding 24 The benefits of micro-trenching THE SPORTSTURF INTERVIEW 28 Meet Michael Buras, CSFM, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, MA OFF THE FIELD 30 Can the STMA Conference jumpstart your career? 32 Get to know your Extension agent 36 Turf in tennis court installations: an emerging market 2016 STMA FIELD OF THE YEAR AWARD 42 Schools/Parks Baseball: The Nest, Clover SD Baseball Field, Clover, SC TOOLS 39 New sports turf market products & mowers DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Sidelines 7 STMA President's Message 17 John Mascaro's Photo Quiz 46 STMA in Action 48 Marketplace 50 Q&A THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION IN THIS ISSUE: The art of topdressing OCTOBER 2017 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 See pg 8 Mike Hebrard on painting logos 3 essential benefits to overseeding Get to know your Extension agent FOY: The Nest, Clover SD, Clover, SC See pg 8 Thanks to Wes Ganobcik, head groundskeeper at Huntington Park for the Columbus (OH) Clippers, who wrote this cover story on managing moisture on infield skins. Wes describes in great detail how he and his team approach their infield over a 24-48 hour period, beginning on page 8. 20 36 46 ON THE COVER pg 8 FOLLOW US ON

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