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December 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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PERFORMING AIR2G2 SOIL CPR ™ AT REAL MADRID Paul Burgess, CSFM, has served for nearly nine years as the Head Groundsman for Spain's legendary Real Madrid CF at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and its 14 training pitches. Named the "Most Influential Figure in the Turf Care Industry" by Turf Business magazine, Burgess was the first in European to earn a Certified Sports Field Manager certification as well as the first European turf manager to be awarded an STMA Environmental Certification. It's no wonder that he was the very first turf professional in Europe to purchase an Air2G2 Soil CPR machine. Burgess first heard about the Air2G2 at the 2013 STMA Show in Daytona Beach, Florida. After watching a demonstration by Glen Black, inventor of the Air2G2 and founder of GT AirInject Inc., Burgess was impressed by the technology. "The idea didn't' take any selling. I got the idea straight away," Burgess said. "It's a brilliant machine, it does exactly what it says it does." The Air2G2 Soil CPR machine relieves Compaction, increases Porosity and enhances Respiration by laterally injecting air into the soil profile to fracture hardpan layers and enable airflow, without surface disruption. "Our root development is much better. We don't have any big issues with layering, black layer or anaerobic layers. We get sod to root down quicker. We have deeper roots. There's more nutrients available to the plant to grow a healthier sword of grass," Burgess said. "It's the cleanest, most effective way of aerating the surface. It's pure aeration. It's brilliant." "IT'S A BRILLIANT MACHINE, IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES." A SPORTS FIELD FIT FOR ROYALTY SANTIAGO BERNABÉU STADIUM MADRID, SPAIN "Our root development is much better. We don't have any big issues with layering, black layer or anaerobic layers. We get sod to root down quicker. We have deeper roots. There's more nutrients available to the plant to grow a healthier sword of grass," Burgess said. "It's the cleanest, most effective way of aerating the surface. It's pure aeration. It's brilliant." 136 Ellis Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32254 (904) 379-2243 | Air2G2.com PAUL BURGESS, CSFM REAL MADRID CF

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