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Author(s):Olivi, Matt
Author Affiliation:Sports Turf Manager, Piscataway Board of Education, Piscataway, NJ
Title:Effectively incorporating synthetic turf fields into athletic programs: A groundskeeper's perspective
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 8, No. 2, March/April 2008, p. 12, 17.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aesthetic values; Artificial turf maintenance; Cost efficiency; Decision-making; Environmental benefits; Maintenance costs; Natural versus artificial turf; Playability; School turf; Sports turf safety; Wear resistance
Facility Names:Piscataway High School, in Piscataway, New Jersey
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the use of synthetic turf on sports fields, indicating that "synthetic turf fields are rapidly becoming a considerable part of the turf industry...[and] can be viewed as a great tool for maintaining the playability and beauty of our natural turf fields." Presents the Piscataway High School football stadium located in Piscataway, New Jersey as an example of synthetic turf's "safety, cost effectiveness, environmental impact, maintenance, and installation issues." Explains that "over the years, the natural turf has gradually improved in terms of blade density and soil permeability, explaining that this is in part due to the decreasing amount of foot traffic on the turf." Concludes that synthetic fields may be able to retain their "beneficial playability characteristics...[and]their pleasing appearance" while enduring heavy foot traffic.
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Olivi, M. 2008. Effectively incorporating synthetic turf fields into athletic programs: A groundskeeper's perspective. Update [New Jersey]. 8(2):p. 12, 17.
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