Athletic Fields

Title Abstract Publication Date
Timing is Everything. Provides a scheduled athletic turf maintenance overview, covering mowing, fertilization, irrigation, aeration, topdressing, overseeding, and chemical application. 12/31/2005
Toughen Up Your Turf. Advises on athletic turf care by rotating use, restraint with chemicals, overseeding of worn areas, careful record-keeping, and frequent mowing. Grooming advice for synthetic fields is included,... 12/31/2010
Toxic Playgrounds: Arsenic Treated Wood and Artificial Turf. Advises on the potential presence of the pesticide/fungicide Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) in wood used to construct playgrounds. The chemical can leach from the wood and be absorbed through the... 12/31/2007
Turf Management Handbook. Good Turf for Lawns, Playing Fields, and Parks. Practical guidelines for turf management are provided that explain the natural processes involved, specific materials and equipment, and procedures that have been found to produce desirable results... 12/31/1995
Turf Wars. Details the materials, construction, and maintenance of artificial turf fields at Los Angeles' Miguel Contreras Learning Center, along with its playing advantages. Standard procedures for... 04/30/2008
Turf Wars. Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of natural and artificial sports turf, with suggestions for care of natural turf that include details on irrigation, aeration, and pest control. 01/31/2007
Turf Wars: A New Synthetic-Grass Product Takes the Field. Article discusses educational facilites that have switched from traditional grass athletic fields to a synthetic-grass surface that requires much less maintenance and provides greater safety... 02/05/2002
Unnatural Selection. Proposes questions and answers to consider when selecting a synthetic turf field. These cover the sports that will be played on the field, the length and density of the fibers, type of infill,... 10/31/2008
USTC & TBA Guidelines for Tennis Court & Running Track Construction. Guidelines are presented on tennis court and track field construction that reflect the latest developments in construction technology, methodology, and practice. Based on contributions from... 12/31/1997
Water Conservation Tips and Information, Relating to the Construction and Maintenance of Public Schools in North Carolina. Offers water conservation tips for school kitchens, athletic fields, and restrooms. 12/31/2007
Waterworks. Discusses how proper irrigation and drainage design can enhance athletic field maintenance operations. It explores the factors influencing irrigation and drainage design decisions and offers design... 12/31/1997
Which Grass is Greener? Presents a detailed history and description of artificial turf, explaining how modern artificial turfs might be a more environmentally sensitive choice over natural grass, which requires fertilizers... 09/30/2004
Which Grass is Greener? Discusses advantages of and reactions against artificial athletic turfs, which provide necessary year-round availability, but are sometimes regarded with suspicion due to the possible presence of... 02/28/2009
You've Come a Long Way, Baby: The Evolution of Athletic Playing Surfaces. Discusses the differences between natural and synthetic athletic turf, using examples of institutions who are dedicated to one or the other, or are switching. Advantages and disadvantages of both... 08/31/2008

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