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For Local Organizers: Webinar on Maintaining Natural Grass Fields

16 Oct, 2014


Rights Holders, Event Owners with Own Facilities, Can Learn Tips from Top Pros

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – is hosting a five-part educational webinar series, beginning Thursday, October 16 at 11 a.m. ET.

Presenters will focus on maintaining natural grass sports fields and the challenges turf managers face to produce safe and playable surfaces. Dr. Brad Fresenburg, turfgrass professor at the University of Missouri, will provide the first lecture in mid-October, titled "Maintaining Athletic Fields on a Limited Budget."

His presentation focuses on budgetary limitations to providing proper care and maintenance of athletic fields. Fresenburg will discuss how to apply essential cultural practices as well as how athletic directors, coaches and sports turf managers can collaborate to produce a healthy sports surface that meets and exceeds expectations.

"There is a priority when maintaining sports fields at any level to create a safe, playable environment for all athletes," says Fresenburg, winner of the 2014 STMA Founder’s Award. “Although there is no universal budgetary formula, some level of success can be achieved at most facilities.”

Additional presenters for the webinar series include: Dr. Doug Linde, Turf Management professor at Delaware Valley College to discuss mowing practices; Brad Jakubowski, Biology professor at Doane College to speak on fertility concerns; Dr. Alec Kowalewski, Horticulture professor at Oregon State University to cover irrigation; and Jeff Fowler, the District Director for Penn State University's Cooperative Extension and STMA board member will review quick renovation tips.

 STMA’s educational webinar series is limited to 50 people. Click HERE to register.

For more information: www.stma.org, 800.323.3875                                          

About STMA: STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums.

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