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CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
ST. CROIX RECREATION
225 N SECOND ST., STILLWATER
651-430-1247
CELL: 651-795-1403  

cj@stcroixrec.com

www.stcroixrec.com


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           MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                  MAY 2016


MPSTMA TOUR-ON-WHEELS
SET FOR JUNE 29 TO TORO'S
WISCONSIN PLANT IN TOMAH


On June 29, the MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels bus
will travel to The Toro Company's Tomah Manufacturing Plant, Tomah, Wisconsin. Toro manufactures commercial products for golf courses, sports fields and grounds, and other landscapes. The day will begin in St. Paul at 8 a.m. and travel to Milwaukee just off I-90/94.  More Information
NETWORK PICNIC ON JUNE 7 AT TOWN & COUNTRY FENCE

MPSTMA members are invited to attend a Network Picnic on June 7 at Town & Country Fence in Brooklyn Park. Vendors will have displays. RSVP to Heide at 763-426-5050 or heideb@tcfence.com

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UPCOMING MPSTMA CALENDAR

June 7
Network Picnic at Town & Country Fence
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June 29
Tour-on-Wheels to Tomah, WI
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July 15-16
Chapter Clash in Minnesota
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August 11
MTGF / UM Field Day at TROE Center
and UFORE Nursery in St. Paul
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Note: October/November will feature the Fall Workshop and Community Service Project.

Community Service Project

MPSTMA members annually renovate a sports field in Minnesota. If you'd like to gain experience building a mound, batter's box and see all the aspects of producing a great playing field, you should join the CSP team!   More Information

MTGF / UM Field Day
Set Aug. 11 at TROE Center
and UFORE Nursery


 
 

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FRAZE MOWING DEMO
AT BETHEL COLLEGE ON MAY 10


Town & Country Landscaping of Rogers will be Fraze Mowing two fields at Bethel College next week on Tues., May 10th. Fraze Mowing is the technique used to remove the topical foliage with the primary need to remove Poa, along with the many weed seeds that harbor in the thatch layer. This process allows the desirable Turf to regenerate because of the remaining crowns that are allowed to remain through the technique. After Frazing the fields will be aerated and over seeded. Company representatives will be on hand to answer questions regarding the practice and technique of Fraze Mowing. The process will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through mid-afternoon. Anyone with any interest or curiosity is welcome to join us. Please use the first immediate left once entering the Campus, and follow to the grounds maintenance buildings.

Any questions, contact:
Mike Brunelle at magicturfs@msn.com
Town & Country Landscaping of Rogers

Chapter Clash Versus Iowa
Set July 15-16 in Minnesota


MPSTMA members annually play Iowa turf managers in golf, softball and bocce ball. Each year, the Chapter Clash host alternates between Minnesota and Iowa. In 2016, the Clash will take place in Minnesota.  To participate, contact the MPSTMA office or go to www.mpstma.org.

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TCF Bank Stadium Gives
Stadium Turf Away Free

 
Mike McDonald, CSFM,
TCF Bank Stadium, organized the pick-up of turf and crumb rubber given away for free to MPSTMA members and associates of members. New turf was immediately installed.  Photos of what took place in April are on MPSTMA's Facebook page.

MPSTMA / TURFCO
2015 Field of the Year


Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas, won the 2015 MPSTMA / Turfco Field of the Year award. Greg Brodd, right, presented a plaque on behalf of Turfco Manufacturing at the MPSTMA Spring Workshop in March. Weinbrenner is Ground Level News' Member Spotlight for May 2016.     

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MPSTMA FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
8 Steps to an Easy Field Facelift

By JEFFREY T. FOWLER
Adapted with permission from the Sports Turf Managers Association
and author, Jeffrey T. Fowler, Penn State Cooperative Extension

READ

MPSTMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
ROGER WEINBRENNER

Certified Sports Field Manager
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
READ

 

 

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CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
ST. CROIX RECREATION
225 N SECOND ST., STILLWATER
651-430-1247
CELL: 651-795-1403  

cj@stcroixrec.com

www.stcroixrec.com


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