STMA Conference Speaker Spotlight: Barry Stewart, Ph.D.

Barry Stewart, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, will present on the topic of “Athletic Field Soils and How to Manage Them” on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 9:45-10:45 at the STMA Conference and Exhibition in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Soil properties are not always well understood by many athletic field managers. Soil properties directly determine grass properties and playing surface properties that affect player performance and player safety. This presentation will present a review of basic aspects of soils. Soil physical, chemical and health properties will be highlighted.

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