Study: Recycled Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf Poses No Health Threat
by Michael Popke August 2009
A New York study claims recycled crumb rubber in synthetic turf poses no threat, but the EPA has yet to weigh in.
Maintenance of Fields, Tracks, Courts and Rinks Affects Game and Globe
by Paul Steinbach June 2009
The manner in which fields, tracks, courts and rinks are produced and maintained affects not only the game but the globe.
How to Fight Fire Ants
by Michael Popke May 2009
Four steps for controlling fire ants on your playing fields.
How to Keep Synthetic Turf Clean
by Paul Steinbach May 2009
Identifying and removing foreign matter helps keep infill synthetic turf systems clean.
Playground Designers Face Hard Choices When Specifying Surfacing
by Paul Steinbach April 2009
From impact attenuation to accessibility, playground operators face a number of hard choices when specifying safety surfacing.
Rebuilding After Natural Disasters Requires Insurance and the Kindness of Strangers
by Michael Popke March 2009
When natural disaster ravages athletic facilities, rebuilding often requires a combination of proper insurance coverage and the kindness of strangers.
Synthetic Ice Increasing In Popularity as a Recreational Skating Alternative
by Nicholas Brown February 2009
Despite some operational rough spots, synthetic ice is becoming an increasingly popular choice in recreational skating applications.
Catastrophic Injuries Intensify Focus On Safety at Field Eevents
by Paul Steinbach December 2008
Catastrophic injuries resulting from the hurling of heavy implements and human bodies have intensified the safety focus surrounding field events.
Topdressing Often Overlooked In Field Maintenance
by Michael Popke December 2008
Despite its reputation as a key component of field maintenance, topdressing often gets overlooked because of financial and educational barriers.
Regular Maintenance Dramatically Reduces Detritus In Synthetic Turf
by Andrew Cohen October 2008
Regular maintenance can reduce the amount of detritus hidden within the blades of synthetic turf fields.