By  Jennifer Howard, NC State University

March’s COVID-19 shut -down caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home.

That’s when the emails and phone calls to Jimmy Simpson began to accumulate. As the current President of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), he heard the concerns and fears of the unknown, which members expressed. In good sports leadership fashion, Simspon called in a team, including NC State’s turfgrass management expert Grady Miller. Click here for the full story

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