Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • DeFazio Sports Complex, 380 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA

    Synthetic Field Management: 
    Design, Installation, Maintenance & Replacement

    Introduction 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

    From site selection and design to installation and care, sport turf professionals are responsible for every aspect of synthetic turf management. We’ll take a close look at the entire resurfacing process of two athletic fields in Needham, MA. Learn what worked and what didn’t. Take away lessons learned from experienced SFMs. See best- in-class grooming, testing, and maintenance practices. Check out the latest equipment and services from our industry’s leading suppliers.

    If you manage synthetic turf fields, you do not want to miss this meeting – jam-packed with expert advice and practical solutions.

    Edward Olsen, Superintendent
    Parks & Forestry Division, Needham, MA

    Bradlee Mezquita, PE, LEED AP, Vice President
    Tighe & Bond, Inc., Portsmouth, NH

    Robert Delmonico, President & Co-owner
    R.A.D. Sports, Rockland, MA

    Field Demonstrations featuring Tom Irwin,  TPC and Shaw - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Performance Quality Standards Testing

    Understanding how an athletic field performs is crucial in helping you identify opportunities to improve its playability and safety. Performance Quality Standards (PQS) is an assessment and evaluation tool that helps you measure the quality of your athletic field against multiple criteria focused on its playing, presentational, and structural quality. This hands-on demonstration will feature a PQS assessment of compaction, surface hardness, traction/stability, infill depth, ball roll/bounce, and more.

    Ian Lacy, Lead Project Advisor
    Scott Vose Technical Advisor
    Tom Irwin Advisors
    Burlington, MA

    Improve Productivity & Efficiency with Toro

    Check out Toro’s industry-leading equipment designed to help your team improve productivity and work more efficiently. From infield management and turf aeration to all-season mowing with versatile attachments, you’ll find the tools you need to grow and maintain healthy sports fields. The many benefits of Toro’s 5040 infield machine, 648 Procore walk-behind aerator, PLH800 direct collect 50” mower, 3310 Outfront 72” rotary mower, and Ventrac 4500 72” rotary mower will be demonstrated.

    Scott Lagana, SF&G Territory Sales Manager
    Turf Products Corporation/Toro
    Enfield, CT

    Shaw Sports Turf's Head-to-Toe Athlete

    When it comes to synthetic turf fields, sport turf managers are challenged with providing playing surfaces that mimic natural grass with a laser focus on athlete safety and performance. Learn how Shaw Sports Turf’s industry-leading innovation, testing protocols, and technical know-how help deliver today’s highest-performing synthetic systems. Shaw’s main product lines: NXT Play pad, Geofill and NaturalPlay infills, as well as the Shaw Grass product line, will be featured.

    Joe Kacevich, New England Territory Manager
    Crystal Grim, Business Development Manager
    Shaw Sports Turf
    Dalton, GA

    NESTMA's Fall Turf Day includes coffee, fruit & muffins & sandwiches


    8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Muffins

    8:50 a.m. Welcoming Remarks/Frame Day/Thank Sponsors  - Chris McGinty

    9:00 a.m. Synthetic Field Management: Design, Installation, Maintenance & Replacement - Ed Olsen & Bradley Mezquita

    10:00 a.m. Break/Visit Sponsors/Coffee

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Field Demonstration Stations:

    • Head-to-Toe Athlete - Joe Kacevich – Shaw Sports Turf
    • PQS Testing Demonstration - Ian Lacy & Scott Vose – Tom Irwin, Inc.
    • Improve Productivity & Efficiency with Toro - Scott Lagana – Turf Products Corp.

    12:30 p.m. Visit Sponsors/ Networking/ Lunch 

    Sponsorship Opportunity

    The region’s leading sports turf managers are invited to attend NESTMA’s Fall Turf Day. Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to widen your customer circle, showcase your newest offerings, and develop relationships that lead to sales – all while demonstrating your company’s support for New England’s sports turf industry.

    • Meet face-to-face with key decision makers from across New England.
    • Build brand awareness & generate leads.
    • Underscore your company’s support of our region’s sports turf industry.

    There’s no better way to meet and do business with sports turf professionals in New England today.

    Sign up now and start benefiting from advance promotional opportunities!

    Charissa Sharkey, Sponsor Liaison
    (508) 653-1241

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • On Demand Webinar

    Fraise Mowing for Weed Control in Pesticide Free Fields

    Tom Barry, CSFM, Greens Farms Academy, Westport, CT

    This extensive fraise mowing project, on a K-12 athletic field in Connecticut, set out to control not only poa annua but other troublesome perennial weeds like clover. With the ability to use traditional chemistry for weed control completely restricted, mechanical control is the only real option for managing turfgrass weeds at this site. Join us for an in-depth look at the process of fraise mowing from start to finish, as well as the thought process behind seed selection and topdressing material while considering spring weed competition.

    Thanks to our sponsors Harts Turf Pro & Read Custom Soils

Past events

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Modern Water Management: Do More with Planning
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Summer Re-Run Series
Thursday, March 18, 2021 WEBINAR - How Hybrid Grass Stitching Technology Can Extend the Life of Sports Fields
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 NNEC-ERAPPA WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 WEBINAR - Managing Early Season Turf Pests & Diseases
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 WEBINAR - A Year in the Life of a Synthetic Turf Field
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 NESTMA Member Meet Up & Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 WEBINAR - Understanding Biofungicides for Turfgrass Disease Management
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 WEBINAR - Prepping Fields to Reduce Winter Injury
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 WEBINAR - Know Your Audience: Strategies for Discussing Pest Management
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 WEBINAR - Effective IPM Starts with Smart Turfgrass Selection
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 NESTMA Webinars - 4 for the price of 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom - June
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Wetting Agents for Improving Water Use Efficiency
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Workforce Solutions for New England’s Golf and Sports Turf Industry
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 NESTMA Members' Meeting & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NESTMA February Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NESTMA Winter Dinner meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 05, 2019 NHRPA/NESTMA Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Summer Field & Turf Education Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Turf Techniques Workshop
Thursday, June 06, 2019 VRPA/NESTMA Vermont Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 NESTMA Annual Meeting & Lunch
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 STMA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Fall Workshop Registration
Thursday, October 04, 2018 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Spring Turf Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 STMA Annual Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 2017 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Fall Workshop
Thursday, August 10, 2017 UConn Field Day
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 NEPA/NESTMA Spring Workshop
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 VT/NH Spring Maintenance Workshop

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