Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Butler University Softball - Overseeded Bermudagrass

As we enter the last week of October, I thought it would be a good time to look at the overseeded Riviera bermudagrass playing surface at Butler University - Softball.

This playing surface consists of Riviera bermudagrass which was overseeded with apron treated ryegrass in early September.  Here is how the playing surface looked last week:





As you can see, the field is in great shape, even after a complete fall schedule of play.  Stay tuned as the SmartTurf Blog continues to follow this playing surface.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kane County Chronicle - Synthetic Turf Fields Possible Link to Cancer Causing a Stir

Fallout continues from the NBC News story regarding synthetic turf.  Over the weekend, Jennifer Dubose posted an editorial in the Kane County Chronicle titled, "Turf War - Synthetic Turf Field Possible Link to Cancer Causing a Stir"

The editorial is a great example of thoughts from parents that have been expressed to me frequently over the past couple weeks.  Look to the SmartTurf Blog to follow this story closely and also provide alternatives to synthetic turf.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Environment and Human Health Inc. - Exposure to Tire Crumbs

Another report on tire crumbs, this time from Environment and Human Health Inc. (EHHI)

EHHI's report looks at the Exposures to Ground Up Rubber Tires in Artificial Turf.  It is an interesting read.


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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Friday, October 10, 2014

NBC News - "Does Synthetic Turf Pose Health Risks?"

Hannah Rappleye of NBC News reported this week on "Soccer Goalie Wonders If Synthetic Turf Poses Health Risks?" 

It is an interesting article.  The SmartTurf Blog will follow this story.


Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Friday, October 3, 2014

Layering Infield Mixes - NOT a Sound Practice

This week I was at a high school that was have issues with their infield.  I asked the AD if he new what type of material he was using.  He said he didn't but he paid a contractor to add infield mix to his field a year or two ago, so we dug a hole to take a look.  Here is what we found:


Needless to say the layering is causing an issue as well as using an infield mix that is high in silt and fine sand.  Click HERE to see an earlier post on layering infield mixes.

Click HERE to see how to add infield mix to an existing infield.

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Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Forbes.com - How Taxpayers Get Fooled on Cost of Artificial Turf Field

Today, Mike Ozanian from Forbes.com posted an articled titled, How Taxpayers Get Fooled on Cost of Artificial Turf Field.  It is a great read.  Please ensure that you click on the links in the article as well as they provide great additional information.


Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer

Thursday, September 25, 2014

St Mary's of the Woods - Universe Mowing Vol. III

Well, we are a week into the post universe mowing stage at Saint Mary's of the Woods.  Below is a quick update.

The existing turf is bouncing back along side germination of the need seed:





Click HERE and HERE to see Volume I and II from this project.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!
--Jamie
@JamieMehringer