CFSTMA Chapter Meeting August 22, 2019 @ CoolToday Park – Venice/North Port

CoolToday Park spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, hosted 40+ Central Florida Sports Turf Managers.  The attendees where treated to an informative tour by Matt Taylor, Heads Grouds Keeper. Our CEU Session was conducted by Dr. Jason Kruse, the Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida who introduced us to shade and wear tolerant Bermuda Grass cultivars. Fifteen attendees received 1.0 CEUs, in the areas of Ornamental & Turf Pest Control, Commercial Lawn & Ornamental, Private Applicator Ag Pest Control, Limited Certification Lawn & Ornamental,and Limited Certification Commercial Landscape Maintenance.

Attendees took advantage of this opportunity to share approaches to common turf management challenges, learn and ask questions of a research professional and meet commercial vendors who market their services and products directly to the sports turf industry.

Matt discussing facility management
Inspecting fields…


Matt discussing turf management
Dr. Kruse CEU Session
Shade tollerant grasses??
CoolToday Braves Stadium