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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Field Tips !

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Oct. 24, 2016       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP
We’ve heard many stories over the years about people using cat litter on a wet field when they run out of calcined clay products like Diamond Pro Drying Agent (being applied in the photo above).

Just because it looks like calcined clay and absorbs water, doesn’t mean that cat litter is a calcined clay. Although it is true that cat litter is produced from montmorillonite clay, just like the calcined clays made for sports field applications.

The difference is in the heating of the clay. Cat litter is only fired to around 500ºF, hot enough to make the clay extremely absorbent, but not hot enough to stabilize the particles of clay… Continue reading this story and remember to visit Ballfields.com for tips & articles…

Also see the “Rainfall Rescues” module at Groundskeeper University.

Ultralite Hose 10% OFF
You won’t believe how light this 1″ irrigation hose is — the 100-ft hose is only 18 lbs! Working pressure is 300 psi. Fits 1″ nozzle. Exclusive Ultralite Hose: use lite10 during checkout (offer valid thru Oct. 30).

Beacon Puddle Sponge 10% OFF
Remove puddles quickly and easily with this sponge that is built to last through several seasons of use. It’s easy, and won’t disturb your topdressing — absorb puddles, squeeze out the puddle water in a grassy off-field area and then hang to dry. Sold as set of 3 sponges. Exclusive Beacon Puddle Sponge: use puddle10 during checkout (offer valid thru Oct. 30).

FEATURED OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK
Standard Backstop Padding. SAVE $20!  —  Kelly green 45″ x 87″ padding was returned only for being the wrong size. Brand-new condition. Only one available. First come, first served!  Standard Backstop Padding

Visit the NEW GROUNDSKEEPER U !
COMPLETELY FREE & MOBILE FRIENDLY. We’ve relaunched the web’s premier online field maintenance training tool, Groundskeeper University. Our goal is to bring professional training directly to you and your staff. But that means it has to be done right. Learn the tried & true practices of the pros. Our dedicated online resources by groundskeepers for groundskeepers are available in whichever format works for you: blog articles, online field dimensions, innovative products and training at Groundskeeper U. Whatever you need for your ballfield, think Beacon.

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