WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Turf Team will
present its second annual Basic Sports Turf Workshop on June 10 to help new and
experienced athletic field managers better prepare and care for their
The workshop is an excellent learning and networking
opportunity for anyone managing an athletic field, said Cale Bigelow, a faculty
member in the Purdue Turfgrass Program and an event organizer.
“It is particularly well-suited for those managing youth
fields because we will be providing the most current information about cultural
management practices and equipment so that these managers can provide safe,
consistent playing conditions,” he said.
The event again includes a half-day morning classroom
session at the W.H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center on the
Purdue campus and an afternoon session on an athletic field.
The morning session will cover topics including selecting
grass and seed for Indiana athletic fields, fundamental maintenance practices,
and answers to frequently asked questions about athletic field pests.
In the afternoon session, participants will learn about the
operation and calibration of ride-on spreaders and sprayers, as well as the
selection and use of soil amendments and conditioners for baseball and softball
fields. This portion of the workshop will be held at a local youth athletic
The workshop, presented in conjunction with the Indiana
Sports Turf Managers Association, is intended for those seeking entry-level
knowledge or as a refresher for experienced athletic field managers.
Participants will receive breakfast, coffee and snacks, a
box lunch, and a copy of the Purdue Extension publication Calibrating Ride-on Pesticide Sprayers and Fertilizer
Spreaders: Keys to Application Accuracy.
The workshop is limited to 70 people. For registration
details, contact Tammy Goodale at 765-494-8039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants can register online at