NEWTON, Iowa - Many in Iowa have noticed the beautiful baseball playing field at Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs.
The grounds crew there has expanded to take their show on the road, around Iowa. The grounds crew kept getting requests from local schools and cities to do things like, build a pitcher’s mound, or help work on the turf for a local school.
by Brad Park - Sports Turf Research and Education Coordinator, Rutgers University
An infrequently addressed problem involves the lack of trained sports field managers at the school and municipal level—sectors of the turf industry that comprise the vast majority of sports field acreage and are used by athletes of all ages and skill levels.