STMA Conference 2014: Share #ThinkDifferent

Excitement abounds in the sports field management industry as preparations take place to ascend on San Antonio, TX next week for the National STMA Conference and Trade Show.  The annual networking and education event agenda is jammed packed with speakers and exhibitors who believe grass fields CAN take more!  It is jam packed with people who “Think.Different”!

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There is no doubt new possibilities for natural grass athletic fields will be created through interaction and discussion next week.  Growing Green Grass will be in San Antonio with updates and sharing great ideas from the STMA event. Will you be there too?

For those of  you who are in attendance in San Antonio for the STMA event, please join Growing Green Grass in sharing the possibilities for natural grass fields!  When in seminars, having conversations with your colleagues at networking events, or listening to vendors on the trade show floor…  share with everyone great ideas that encourage to “Think.Different”!!

Tweet those ideas to Growing Green Grass @GrassRevolution with the hashtag #ThinkDifferent.  Make sure to include the speaker’s twitter address to make sure to give credit where credit is due!  Speakers… share your twitter handle to start your presentation to encourage the sharing of #Think.Different!

Additionally on the social media/ idea sharing front, Harrell’s is hosting the 1st ever STMA Trade Show Tweet Up!  See more on Mr. Waldo Terrell’s (@waldo_terrell) “Front Porch Blog” to learn what a “Tweet Up” even is!!  Harrells to Host Tweet Up  .  Growing Green Grass will be there.  Hope to see you there too!

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Fall Summary: Bermudagrass Performance Test

Summary of Fall Results of Maryland SoccerPlex Bermudagrass Performance Test

SoccerPlex Grounds & Environment

Welcome to 2014! SoccerPlex Grounds & Envrionmental Management is updating you on the fall results of the Bermuda Performance Test taking place on Fields 14 & 17.  Announcement: Bermudagrass Performance Test gives a few more details.

SoccerPlex Fields 14 & 17 were re-constructed from their native soil/ heavy clay base into sand soil rootzones in August, 2013.  The sand rootzone allows the fields to never close during rain and to sustain more use from matches, trainings, events, etc.  Late summer heat during the field installation and heavy traffic being put on the fields only 6 days after installation made bermudagrass the grass of choice for the fields.

The challenging question to answer was which variety of bermudagrass fit the challenge of high traffic fields to be maintained at a professional quality?  Four varieties of bermudagrass are viable for heavy traffic and cold winters in the Washington, DC region; Patriot…

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