Irvine releases maintenance guide for organic athletic fields – Orange County Register

The city of Irvine on Monday, June 19, released a 91-page guide for organic maintenance of athletic fields in response to interest in replicating the program elsewhere.

The detailed report covers everything from turf management to soil analysis, as well as time spent maintaining baseball and softball infields. It also contains the organics first policy that the City Council adopted in 2016 and product information for alternatives to synthetic pesticides.

In the months since, cities across the region and beyond have contacted Irvine to ask about costs and methods for maintaining fields through manual and mechanical labor.

Additionally, the nonprofit Non Toxic Irvine plans to share the…

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