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Best Management Practices for the Sports Field Manager: A Professional Guide for Sports Field Management

Posted on June 1st, 2021

Best Management Practices for the Sports Field Manager: A Professional Guide for Sports Field Management serves as a comprehensive compilation of environmental best practices for STMA members and non-members, equipping them with the tools and resources to document solid environmental practices for legislators, regulators, employers and community constituents. Although members have been following excellent practices, this program validates those and positions the Sports Field Manager as a strong steward of the environment, which will aid in educating decision makers.

Spanning more than 100 pages, the guide includes 12 unique sections:

  • Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Turfgrass Establishment
  • Cultural Practices: Mowing
  • Cultural Practices: Nutrient Management
  • Cultural Practices: Irrigation
  • Cultural Practices: Cultivation and Surface Management
  • Cultural Practices: Integrated Pest Management
  • Pesticide Management
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Synthetic Turf
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Emergency Preparedness

 

ACCESS BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE SPORTS FIELD MANAGER: A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE FOR SPORTS FIELD MANAGEMENT HERE

 

The National BMP document is also being provided as a customizable template that can be edited to fit the needs for a specific region, state, or facility. STMA provides this template so that it can be customized for individuals and/or groups in need of the document.  Maintaining the integrity of the document is important as subject matter experts from academia and the sports field management profession have contributed factual and accurate information that is required to be maintained. Therefore, only select areas of the document allow for customization.

Guidelines for the best way to customize to your needs can be found here.

Access the customizable BMP template as a Word document here. Note: This is a locked document and only the designated areas may be edited.