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Twitter – arguably the most significant golf course maintenance innovation of the past 20 years

Through the app, golf superintendents have been able to broaden their communications with peers around the world and share ideas.

North Bay exploring protective netting to prevent foul balls striking neighbouring soccer players

Foul balls hit from a baseball field at the city’s Veterans grounds can easily sail over the barrier fencing and potentially strike a soccer player on the adjacent field.

Foxtail weed growing in Estevan, Sask. presents formidable challenge for city

An aggressive chemical that poses no threat to human health has been applied in an attempt to kill the weed and its seeds and has allowed grass to rebound in some areas.

Vancouver residents say city’s ‘urban meadows’ look more like unmowed, unkempt grassy eyesores

Vancouver’s “urban meadows” are taking some flak from city residents who don’t appreciate their shaggy, unkempt look, but their appearance is intentional, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation says.
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Snow and ice pricing

A primer for snow and ice pricing

Several considerations must be made by contractors to determine which method of pricing is best for him or her. Such factors include market rates, production hours, time and materials, contract types, and the actual cost of providing the service to customers. » Read more...
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Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 3rd Edition

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SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium

June 21-24, 2022
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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