Stillwater, OK - There’s plenty of history between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Covermaster® — about 160,000 square feet to be exact. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the research university has been investing in turf covers for their various athletic fields for more than a decade.
A relationship forged around Evergreen® Radiant turf blankets years ago continues today with another order in March from OSU Turf Manager Todd Tribble.
“We began utilizing the Evergreen Radiant blankets about 13 years ago to speed up establishment of our perennial ryegrass at our baseball facility in November,” Todd explained. “Many years later we are able to cover our entire softball and baseball fields during overseed time to trap some heat and moisture as we are forced to seed late into the growing season here in Oklahoma.”
Evergreen® Radiant winter turf covers have a patented silver lace coating that radiates heat back into the soil, protecting the field from adverse growing conditions and producing quicker spring openings by two to three weeks. Strong UV inhibitors increase the turf cover’s durability, which is also rot and mildew resistant, and its easy installation allows for a quick response to changing weather conditions.
“I think of the blankets (growth covers) now as our fail safe,” Todd said. “They have ‘evened’ the playing field when it comes to cool weather in the autumn and spring slowing down our growth.”
Posted April 20, 2021