New Mailing Address

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Dear Membership,

We have a new mailing address at the KySTMA, please send all correspondence to the below address

PO Box 18516
Louisville, KY 40216

The only change is the new zip code…



2017 Dues and Short Course

Hello Members,

We wanted to get out a quick note about a few items.

First: It does look like we have a better handle on the website for this year. It has taken a little but of time and self teaching on our end but we have battle through. Keep Checking for new updates from the Board of Directors.

Second: The 2017 dues packet and the Pay Pal button have been added and seem to be working this year. Please check the Pay Pal for Membership menu item at the top of the page.

Third: The 2017 Short Course is next week in Shepherdsville, please follow the link below for more details. http://www.uky.edu/Ag/ukturf/

Last: Looks like winter has checked out and spring may come early, but you know our great weather pattern here in Kentucky, so that may not be true, but enjoy the spring like weather and use it to get a jump on 2017.

If anyone sees anything not working on the website please email Brad Nevitt at bnevitt@advancedturf.com



The National Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and show has officially begun. From those of us at the KySTMA we want to wish not only all of our members but all members of the STMA and their guests a great time this week. Safe travels to all and hopefully a good time with new and old friends is had by all.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our KYSTMA members and your families.  2016 has been a very unusual year for sports turf managers and well as the KYSTMA.  We have seen several hurdles this year including our website.  Hopefully we are getting closer to having these issues fixed for 2017.  We have added a new menu button at the top of the page that will be a permanent menu item for pay pal.   Please continue to check the website for updates and information.

And once again Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your KYSTMA board of Directors…


Pay Pal up and Running

Once a year


This months post from Mr. Eric Harshman

During this time of year we are pulled in multiple different directions with all that we need to accomplish on our sports fields, landscape beds and common areas. Not to add more to our every growing responsibilities, but I want to give everyone a quick reminder the proper steps that are needed if you were planting trees this time of year.
Arbor Day is recognized nationally, but observation days differ depending on the best time to plant trees from state to state. In Kentucky our Arbor Day is the first Friday in April.
1. Choose a location where the tree will be able to grow to maturity. Make sure that you are aware of the final size of the tree, as well as how much light, space, and water the tree will require.
2. Dig a hole that is two to three times the diameter of the root ball. DO NOT DIG THE HOLE ANY DEEPER THAN THE TREE WAS PLANTED AT THE NURSERY.
3. Remove all packing material from around the root ball
4. Place the tree in the hole. TAKE CARE TO NOT HOLD THE TREE BY ITS TRUNK
5. Spread the roots out in the hole
6. Place topsoil around the roots until the hole in half full. Water thoroughly. (This is done to avoid air pockets around the roots) DO NOT ADD AMENDMENTS SUCH AS PEAT MOSS OR POTTING SOIL TO THE HOLE.
7. Fill the rest of the hole with topsoil and water thoroughly.

In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.
Dr. Roger S. Ulrich, Texas A&M University



I hope everyone’s spring is going well—it looks like the weather is finally going to change for us so the grass is about to really crank up!

Our field day date has been set for July 14 in Lexington. The day will be very similar to last year with a trade show, tours, CEUs, lunch, afternoon workshops, t-shirts, etc.

Registration will be coming on our webpage in early May but please save the date as we’d love to see you all there!

Dr. Munshaw