Stacie Roberts, Sports Field Management, October 1, 2012
EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLE:
The high quality warm-season fields are used about 900 to 950 hours per year, and the cool-season fields support 700 to 750 hours of play. (The [Montgomery] report said max 400-600 hours). “We prove every day that the grass field will take more traffic than we ever thought. The more we evolve our ways, the more a grass field will be able to take,” Minnick says. (“Field Care: New Ideas on Fall Renovations,” Sports Field Management, October 2012
Minnick says the combination of low nitrogen, potassium and biostimulants helps the plant stay stronger during the summer heat stress. All of this somewhat radical thinking has led to quite a few epiphanies for Minnick.