October 25, 2012
The American Society of Agronomy meetings were in Cincinnati this week and Zach Simons, one of our graduate students, set up a tour of the Paul Brown Stadium and practice facility with some of the other turf people from Tennessee and Georgia. Darian Daly, the head sports turf manager gave us the tour. It is a very impressive site. The main field in the stadium is artificial turf with rubber infill. The practice fields were bermudagrass that had been overseeded recently with perennial ryegrass. Thanks to Darian for a great tour. Hopefully we can get an ISU intern there at some time in the future.
Darian Daly is on the right with the black jacket and cap. Zach Simons is in the green shirt.
This is the practice fields next to the stadium. The bermuda is still not completely dormant and the overseeded ryegrass is just beginning to emerge.