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 37 October 2017 // JOHN MASCARO'S PHOTO QUIZ JOHN MASCARO IS PRESIDENT OF TURF-TEC INTERNATIONAL ANSWERS FROM PAGE 17 //////// //////// This photo is from Florida State University's football stadium fi eld and was taken right after spring graduation. When I saw this damaged area, I inquired about what might have caused this damage. The FSU students have quite a bit of access to this stadium and even are allowed to use the bleachers for exercise. Well these holes are not a result of wear or some kind of event as you might have suspected; they are a result of student vandalism of sorts. As it turned out, students sneak out onto the fi eld from time to time and dig up a piece of grass for their graduation scrap book as a memento of their years at the university. The problem is not too prolifi c; however it does occur from time to time as the photo shows. Since it happened in the springtime just after the overseeded ryegrass had transitioned out of the bermudagrass, the area was lightly topdressed and the grass was allowed to grow back over on its own. Thanks to Kyle Slaton, CSFM, Assistant Athletic Director for Turf Management at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL for allowing me to take this photo. If you would like to submit a photograph for John Mascaro's Photo Quiz please send it to John Mascaro, 1471 Capital Circle NW, Ste # 13, Tallahassee, FL 32303 call (850) 580-4026 or email to If your photograph is selected, you will receive full credit. All photos submitted will become property of SportsTurf magazine and the Sports Turf Managers Association. Online Print Mobile E-newsletter Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Go to imants ™ Perfecting Play Strength & Speed Get the job done properly and fast Campey Imants Speedressers are an extremely highly versatile range of topdressers, achieving precise results, whilst improving productivity. Their high work rate enables the spreading of dressings from 1/8″ to 3″ in one pass. Distributed throughout North America by Aqua.Aid or email

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