Athletic Fields and Sports Turf

Find information on athletic field management and turf grass care for baseball, softball, soccer or football fields. Learn more about sports turf maintenance and repair, fertilization, field drainage and irrigation.

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7 Habits of Poor Sports Turf Managers
7 Habits of Poor Sports Turf Managers - Articles Articles
This article will talk about 7 things that people do poorly in the turf business and will give you action steps to correct them. More
8 Steps to an Easy Field Facelift
8 Steps to an Easy Field Facelift - Articles Articles
Readers will learn 8 key agronomic steps to maintain safe fields throughout the year More
How to Repair and Restore Grass Destroyed by Insects
How to Repair and Restore Grass Destroyed by Insects - Articles Articles
Readers will learn do's and don'ts to restore grass destroyed on athletic fields by insects. More
How to Best Maintain Football Fields During and After the Season
How to Best Maintain Football Fields During and After the Season - Articles Articles
This article will give readers do's and don't to maintain football fields after the season More
How to Protect and Maintain Athletic Fields in the Heat of Summer
How to Protect and Maintain Athletic Fields in the Heat of Summer - Articles Articles
This article will give the reader do's and dont's to protect athletic fields in the heat of summer More
How to Ensure Your Soccer Field is Always In Its Best Condition
How to Ensure Your Soccer Field is Always In Its Best Condition - Articles Articles
This article will give the reader Do's and Don't to always ensure a soccer field is in its best condition. More
High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries
High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries - Articles Articles
The condition of a playing field is not only of aesthetic importance, but it also may affect play and player safety. More
Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on Synthetic Turf
Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on Synthetic Turf - Articles Articles
Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium, but is capable of causing diseases ranging from minor soft tissue infections and food poisoning to serious medical problems such as toxic shock syndrome. More
Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems
Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems - Articles Articles

Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Steve LeGros

There are a couple of options that can be used to successfully remove snow depending on the situation. More
Late Fall Fertilization of Athletic Fields
Late Fall Fertilization of Athletic Fields - Articles Articles
Learn how late fall fertilizer applications influence turf performance, when to make your applications, as well as the types of fertilizers and rates which provide the best turf response. More
Evaluation of Playing Surface Characteristics of Various In-Filled Systems
Evaluation of Playing Surface Characteristics of Various In-Filled Systems - Articles Articles
Evaluation of playing surface characteristics of in-filled systems. More
Athletic Fields - Specification outline, construction, and maintenance
Athletic Fields - Specification outline, construction, and maintenance - Articles Articles
Drainage patterns for some of the more important types of fields, specification guidelines for their construction, and management practices as they apply to PA and areas with similar climates. More
Close up of earthworm casts on golf course turf. Photo: Pete Landschoot
Earthworms In Sports Turf: Making A Mess In Fall - Articles Articles
Earthworms play an important role in turfgrass ecosystems through their burrowing activities and by breaking down thatch and organic matter. More
Managing and Maintaining the Perfect Baseball Field
Managing and Maintaining the Perfect Baseball Field - Articles Articles
To ensure that you maintain the best soil, greenest grass, and nicest looking outfield, follow these dos and don’ts. More