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Author(s):Hermann, Jim
Author Affiliation:CSFM, Vice President, SFMANJ Board of Directors, and President, Total Control Athletic Field Management
Title:Reality, what a concept
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Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 5, No. 4, July/August 2005, p. 7-8.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Baseball field maintenance; Maintenance intensity; Personal management; Professional development; Skinned areas
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the concept of "reality" with regard to general turf maintenance, suggesting that "reality is the difference between a state of the art utility vehicle that grooms, carts, and dumps and a 1980 pickup truck equipped with a length of chain link fence." Makes the conjecture that "in the realm of absolute right and absolute wrong, if your [you're] lucky, reality lies somewhere in the middle." Identifies reality as the potentially "most limiting factor in the management of every athletic field." Briefly discusses infield mixes, advising that "selection of the proper infield mix should be based on an understanding of the physical analysis of that product and how different percentages of sand, silt, and clay affect the characteristics of that product." Includes the aphorism, "Although the primary objective may be to drain the swamp, it is sometimes difficult to remain focused when you are up to your butt in alligators." Concludes that "a clear vision of the objectives and the ability to prioritize applications and procedures is key in dealing with reality."
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Hermann, J. 2005. Reality, what a concept. Update [New Jersey]. 5(4):p. 7-8.
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