SportsTurf

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 tsturfonline.com 45 October 2017 // Routine daily maintenance of infield Turned on irrigation – March 31 Replaced and raised irrigation heads as needed on field Added infield mix to low spots on infield Checked soil temperatures – 51 degrees (March 12 frost) on March 22 Applied 46-0-0 – (1.1 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Games = 11 APRIL 2016 Applied 32-0-5 – (1.3 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Mowing grass daily at 1 inch Routine daily maintenance of infield Irrigate infield as needed Applied Mefenoxam 2 AQ Fungicide– (1oz/1000 sq. ft) Games = 12 MAY 2016 Mowing grass daily at 1 inch Routine daily maintenance of infield Edged infield crescent Irrigated infield as needed Sprayed Revolver to remove rye from outfield week after playoffs ended Core aerified outfield (4" deep) 3 directions Deep tine aerified outfield solid tines (6" deep) Topdressed with utility sand (22 tons/acre) Irrigated outfield as needed – 2 times a week, 30 minutes a zone – to equal 1 inch of rain per week. (Adjusted according to rainfall amounts measured at field rain gauge) Games = 3* *3 games played in the mix of 5 plus inches of rain JUNE 2016 Took soil sample Verticut outfield, blew and removed excess clippings Core aerified outfield (4" deep) 3 directions Topdressed with utility sand (22 tons/acre) Sprayed Liquid Nitrogen, Hydro Turf, Bio Turf, Bovamura to promote bermudagrass (.5 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Used walk-behind tiller in areas with dead rye mat to encourage lateral growth of bermuda Applied 32-0-5 – (1.3 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Mowing grass daily at 1 inch Irrigated outfield as needed – 2 times a week, 30 minutes a zone, to equal 1 inch of rain per week. (Adjusted according to rainfall amounts measured at field rain gauge) JULY 2016 Core aerified outfield (4" deep) 3 directions Sprayed Liquid Nitrogen, Hydro Turf, Bio Turf, Bovamura to promote bermudagrass (.5 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Used walk behind tiller in areas with dead rye mat to encourage lateral growth of bermuda. Deep tine aerified outfield solid tines (6" deep) Took soil sample Applied Lime – (33.25 lb/1000 sq ft.) Inspected irrigation heads and raised heads as needed Sod cut infield; moved sprigs to bare areas Irrigated outfield as needed, 2 times a week, 30 minutes a zone, to equal 1 inch of rain per week. (Adjusted according to rainfall amounts measured at field rain gauge) Mowing grass daily at 1 inch AUGUST 2016 Mowing grass daily at 1 inch Irrigated outfield as needed, 2 times a week, 30 minutes a zone, to equal 1 inch of rain per week. (Adjusted according to rainfall amounts measured at field rain gauge) Routine daily maintenance of infield Used walk-behind tiller in areas with dead rye mat to encourage lateral growth of bermuda SEPTEMBER 2016 Mowing grass daily at 1 inch Repaired hydraulic head in outfield Repaired and replaced heads in skinned area of infield In preparation for overseeding: core aerified outfield (4" deep) 3 directions; verticut outfield & blew and removed excess clippings Sports Turf Crew finished overseeding with perennial rye at a rate of (8lbs/1000 sq. ft.) – 3 directions OCTOBER 2015 Sod cut edges for Alumni Game Disconnected and winterized irrigation system Mowing grass as needed at 1 inch NOVEMBER 2015 NC/SC STMA Conference Most November Rain on Record Mowing grass as needed at 1 inch; struggle to get fields cut due to cold and rain Serviced mowers DECEMBER 2015 Mowing grass as needed at 1 inch Applied 24-5-11 – (.84 lb. N/1000 sq. ft.) Applied 0-0-60 – (.50 lb. K/1000 sq. ft.) Installed onsite weather station Lined off field for region umpire clinic /ST/

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