Infield Dragging

Infield Dragging
Infield skinned areas are the most used portion of any baseball or softball field and therefore need constant attention to insure good playing conditions. Infield skinned area soils should have 20 - 30% clay content. Because of this higher clay content, skinned areas can become too compacted which negatively impacts the overall quality of play.
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Sports Field Maintenance: Mowing

Sports Field Maintenance: Mowing
There is no single "ideal" mowing height for sports turf. Many factors are involved that will shape a mowing plan including the grass type, climate, time of year, even the intended speed and style of play of the team that will play on the field.
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Infield Maintenance - Part 5 - Fertilization, Weed Control

Infield Maintenance - Part 5 - Fertilization, Weed Control
Baseball and Softball Infield Maintenance. Part 5. Fertilization, Weed Control. The key elements to successful care of the turfgrass are mowing, irrigation, aerating, fertilization and weed control.
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TMC Sports Turf "MVP" - Galen Davidson of Burnet CISD

TMC Sports Turf "MVP" - Galen Davidson of Burnet CISD
This month Texas Multi-Chem honors Galen Davidson, Head Groundskeeper at Burnet CISD, for his outstanding work in maintaining the best 3A baseball and softball fields in Texas. Recognizing excellence in turfgrass management, Galen has received the highly coveted TMC Sports Turf "MVP" Award...
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Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 2

Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 2

Maintaining a high quality baseball infield surface requires paying constant attention to several important factors. The best infields receive this sort of dedicated attention to detail on a daily basis. Head Groundskeepers Eric Ferland and Karsten Blackwelder are two professionals that ensure their high profile baseball fields receive the necessary dedication and care. TMC asked Eric and Karsten to take part in a Q&A on maintaining professional, premium baseball infields. In this two part Q&A, we want to help educate and inform anyone responsible for maintaining baseball infields by sharing some of the experience and knowledge these professionals have garnered through years of learning and service...

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Infield Maintenance - Part 4 - Mowing, Irrigation, Aeration

Infield Maintenance - Part 4 - Mowing, Irrigation, Aeration
It's baseball and softball season in Texas. This is part four in our series covering several topics involving in-season softball and baseball field maintenance. The key elements to successful care of the turfgrass are mowing, irrigation, aerating, fertilization and weed control...
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Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 1

Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 1
Maintaining a high quality baseball infield surface requires paying constant attention to several important factors. The best infields receive this sort of dedicated attention to detail on a daily basis. Eric Ferland and Karsten Blackwelder are Head Groundskeepers for the Midland RockHounds and San Antonio Missions...
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Infield Maintenance - Part 3

Infield Maintenance - Part 3
Mounds and batters boxes take a severe beating as every player that uses these areas is going to dig a customized hole to fit his or her foot. If maintenance is not performed daily then these holes will get so deep and wide that a major renovation will be required.
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