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Recent Events: 2018 Year in Review

A Review of NESTMA events from 2018.
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Sports Turf Spotlight: Turning Fenway into A Football Stadium

NESTMA member David Mellor might have had the most important job before the 135th playing of The Game on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018, but he wasn’t found on a roster of Harvard or Yale.
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Feature Article: Overseeding Strategies for Non-Irrigated, Pesticide-Free Athletic Fields: An Update

Heavily used athletic fields receive intense traffic that can lead to increased soil surface compaction and reduced turfgrass density (Brosnan et al., 2014; Carrow and Petrovic, 1992). Preventing turfgrass cover loss on athletic fields is important to mitigating the risk...
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NESTMA Member Spotlight: NESTMA Board Member Brian Boesch

Q: When did you first get involved with NESTMA? A: After graduating and earning a job at the University of Rhode Island 11 years ago, I joined NESTMA and STMA. Since 2013, I have been part of the NESTMA board...
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Irrigation Tips: The Intelligent Use of Water

Now is the perfect time of the year to begin strategizing for the irrigation season. Here are a few startup tips to get you off to a strong spring.
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Turf Talk: Why Every Sports Turf Manager Should Use PGRs

Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) have been used in the turf industry for many years but only in the last 10 years have taken off in the sports turf world.
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Research: Herbicide Resistance in Annual Bluegrasss

Annual bluegrass is one of the most common weeds of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields and sod farms, not to mention residential and commercial lawns.
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Research: Carrying Capacity and Pace Measurements on Natural Grass Tennis Courts

Three official size single courts (78 by 27 ft) were established in 2016 at the Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center…
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Upcoming Event: 2019 NERTC Show

Since 1998, the New England Regional Turfgrass Conference and show events have opened on Mondays and have concluded on Thursdays. When things first began, we thought a four-day program was just what the industry needed.
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