CFSTMA’s Chapter Meeting – Baltimore Orioles Spring Training

CFSTMA held their summer chapter meeting Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium, spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles.  Sixty-six attendees had the opportunity to receive CEU’s and learn much about nematode management from Dr. Crow of the University of Florida.  He discussed the three different species of nematode that can thrive in Florida’s turf grass and the types products labeled for their control.  Dr. William Crow, Landscape Nematologist with the University of Florida stressed timing consideration for nematicide applications.  Consider applications in the cooler months of the year when nematodes are in the root zone layer of turfgrass.

The attendees were also treated by our lunch sponsor, Luis Lauretti, a CFSTMA Commercial member with World Sports Solutions International, to a field demonstration of a “re-dressing” machine that pulls sub-surface soil up as topdressing material for your turf.  This process also aerates and dethatches making your time and energy more efficient.

Below you can see members participation at this meeting….

CFSTMA Board and Membership want to thank our wonderful host Daniel Thomas, the CFSTMA Sports Turf Manager with the Baltimore Orioles organization and his tour guide for showing off their newly refurbished stadium…it’s beautiful.  Without willing facility managers and our participating sponsors, turf professionals like ourselves, who make on-field play possible everyday, would not be able to come together to share and learn off the field.    Thank You!