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.

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…

Providing High Quality Infield Surfaces with DuraEdge Engineered Soils

WRITTEN BY: Luke Yoder

When DuraEdge Engineered Soils are properly installed they have been proven to improve safety, consistency, playability, and help mitigate costly rainouts. A DuraEdge surface will also decrease maintenance moving forward because of the soil’s ability to eliminate migration and deliver quicker re-entry following rain events with less conditioner required.

Navigating the COVID Pandemic as a Sports Turf Manger

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in our country and industry.  Around the country there are various levels of restrictions as to who is able to work.  For many of us it has meant less time looking over our ballfields.  There are still plenty of things we can be doing if we are working or quarantined…