Sports injuries reduced through compost use

Compost use helps to reduce sports injuries

Preventing serious sports injuries has become a major focus of professional sports. It has led to changes in rules and equipment modifications. NFL field managers must measure surface hardness before every game.

Penn State researchers say 10 percent of concussions link to hard field turf. Awareness of the correlation between field density and sports injuries is growing. Field managers look for the most efficient solutions to reduce surface hardness.

Compost to the rescue to lessen sports injuries

It should come as no surprise that compost was on the list of solutions. Compost, in conjunction with soil aeration, can dramatically improve a field’s soil.

Aeration uses a machine to remove small soil cores. This creates more airspace in the soil, which reduces the surface hardness.

Compost applications also help relieve soil compaction. Plus, compost use creates better conditions for turf growth.

Access the Penn State sports impact study on the matter. Or, read an NFL also article on the role aeration and compost play in its reduction.

Also, learn more about McGill’s SportsTurf compost, formulated for use on active playing surfaces.