Tips & Tricks for Midseason Maintenance

We hope your season is off to a great start! Even if you came out of the gate strong with a high-performing infield, it is always a good idea to take stock of how your infield is performing midway through the season.   Former MLB Groundskeeper and one of our resident DuraEdge Field Experts, Luke Yoder,…

A Former Groundskeeper’s Guide to Building a Quality Infield

BY LUKE YODER Fewer rainouts, reduced injuries, reliable hops, less maintenance are all achievable in your current venue. It won’t happen overnight, but improved consistency in your field quality is possible in the near term. Getting there means getting real about what’s being done to your field by nature and your grounds crew. The next…

Over 100 Years of Groundskeeper Experience: Get to know our experts

At DuraEdge Products we are fortunate to have a great business development team which includes four individuals with career backgrounds as professional groundskeepers in the MLB and MiLB ranks. Their collective wealth of experience creates the foundation for our success in the infield mix realm and provides field care perspectives that only each of them…

Q&A with Paul Zwaska

We recently caught up with our newest DuraEdge employee, Paul Zwaska, to get some more insight into some of his interesting background and experience working in groundskeeping and the sports turf industry. Q: What drew you into the soil science/sports turf field? Growing up in Wisconsin back in the 1970s, like a lot of kids,…

June Newsletter – Moisture Management

One of the most crucial aspects for maintaining a safe and playable infield is moisture management, yet it is often the most overlooked part of a maintenance plan.

Calcined Clay Conditioner: Maximizing the Benefits (Part 1)

If you remember back to our previous blog, we covered amending your infield based on science and recent innovation vs. tilling in calcined clay conditioner (CCC) as a cure all. This brings me to discuss what CCC is most beneficial for when implementing best maintenance practices on your infield skin.

DuraEdge partners with All-American Sports Materials

All-American Sports Materials and DuraEdge Products have partnered to bring a full line of solutions for your baseball and softball field needs to the Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas markets. Our goal is to be your preferred one stop shop to deliver all things baseball and softball effectively and efficiently. We strive to bring the highest…

Amending Infields: A Scientific Approach – Part 2

It has been 2 years since we did this project and they have not had to laser grade or bring in any additional material. No more washouts or scrambling after a rain event to get the field playable. They now enjoy an infield surface with increased performance and less maintenance.

Amending Infields: A Scientific Approach

WRITTEN BY: LUKE YODER Sports Field Managers (SFM’s) have been amending their infields since I got into the game in 1994.  This process has included (but not been limited to) tilling in sand, heavy clay, calcined clay conditioner (CCC), polymers, and even ground up corn cobs! Amending infields was not based on science, but determined on touch and feel (art), vendor recommendation, or what was…