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Amperage Why Foliar-Pak Amperage is Beneficial to Turfgrass in Early Spring
Learn about Foliar-Pak Amperage and how it gives turfgrass the nitrogen and nutrients it needs to thrive.
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Gain Control of Weeds with Corteva’s Crew™
Add a member to your crew with Corteva’s Crew™, an all-in-one weed control solution.
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Winterkill Turfgrass Winterkill Prevention for Golf Courses
See how turfgrass winterkill negatively affects landscapes and learn how to combat it.
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grass with roots and soil How to Spot and Prepare for Turfgrass Root Diseases on Golf Courses
Learn how to spot, identify, and treat root diseases on turfgrass. We have the info you need to prepare for turfgrass root diseases.
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close-up of Crabgrass Pre-Emergent Herbicides
Learn about pre-emergent herbicide. Find out what pre-emergent herbicide is and when to apply pre-emergent herbicide.
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mosquito on a leaf Why Use EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC Botanical Insecticides
Learn how EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC use botanical oils to their advantage to control and eliminate mosquitoes and other pests without harming pollinators.
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Poa annua seedling Removing Perennial Ryegrass and Poa annua in Dormant Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass
See how herbicides can eliminate perennial ryegrass and Poa annua from your turf and keep them at bay.
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The Root of the Problem: Your Guide to Grub Control Plans for 2024
See how using your grub control history, proper timing, and cultural practices will help you create an effective grub control plan in 2024.
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ice accumulation danger illustration Danger: Ice Accumulation
Prolonged ice accumulation on turfgrass can lead to fatal levels of carbon dioxide.
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Mountain Golf course in Autumn near Cashiers - North Carolina Make the Most Out of Your Golf Agronomic Plan
Your golf agronomic plan is important, so we’ve assembled our professionals to give you some expert advice as you put together your plan for the upcoming season.
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whitetail deer Your Guide to Keeping Deer Off Your Turf, Courses, and Sports Fields in 2024
No matter what you use your property for, it’s likely that deer aren’t welcome visitors. Discover how to keep deer off your property and prevent ornamental damage.
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Is Your Golf Course’s Chemical Room Up to Par?
We have all seen chemical storage rooms in complete disarray. Chemicals being stored without labels, empty containers that haven’t been disposed of properly, old and unusable chemicals taking up valuable storage space, chemicals being stored on the floor in unheated rooms and walls and shelves stained with dye and chemicals. Sound familiar? Winter can be […]
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Golf Course Accessories to Replace Next Year
As you wrap up the year and budget for 2023, don’t forget about the golf course accessories you’ll need to replace for next season. While these products may not be as exciting as other items in your budget, they are essential for the playability of your course.
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Keeping Ant Mounds at Bay: A Guide to Preserving Putting Greens and Golf Tee Boxes
Ant mounds can cause problems on golf courses. Find out how to keep putting greens and tee boxes clear of ant mounds with insecticides and more.
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New Products Expanding Our Offerings: Your Guide to Advanced Turf Solutions’ 2023 Product Additions
As the seasons change, your methods for caring for turf do, too, and Advanced Turf Solutions stocks the products you need to keep your turfgrass strong and healthy all year round. With 2024 on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to compile all the new products we introduced to our lineup in 2023 […]
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The Importance of Basic Water Testing
Turf managers are the most well-rounded and professionally prepared managers on a property. Agronomic talents, financial forecasting, human relations, and personnel management, to name a few, are areas of expertise for a turf manager, regardless of business or facility. Tied into this level of expertise is the important and valued application of plant protectants, herbicides, and insecticides through spray solutions.
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Localized Dry Spot on grass Top 7 Reasons for Late Fall Soil Surfactant Applications
Soon after the summer stress periods end, most turfgrass managers stop soil surfactant applications on fine turfgrass areas. However, there are many reasons to make a soil surfactant application in the late fall before the ground freezes. Here are 7 of the top reasons.
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Controlling Broadleaf Weeds in the Fall
The golf season is winding down and now fall is here. This time of year presents many busy days of course preparation for the upcoming winter season. Besides the usual tasks and projects at this time of year, controlling broadleaf weeds should be at the top of the list.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Late Summer – Fall 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven products in the third quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Preparing Your Golf Course for Winter
Currently, in a good portion of our ATS regions, the leaves are changing colors and falling. Cooler temperatures have arrived, and the days are getting shorter. A sure sign old man winter will be arriving soon. With this comes the closing of the 2023 golf season, and golf course superintendents will soon be strategizing and executing winter preparation plans for their golf courses. As these plans commence, the focus will be on fall fertilization, leaf cleanup, irrigation winterization, and making final snow mold applications, to name a few.
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golf greens with red flag and dusting of snow Winter Greens Health in the Transition Zone
Winter greens health in the transition zone has become a hot-button topic over the last few years. We’re finding that our approach can make all the difference.
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Processes to Make Early Order More Manageable and Profitable
As of October 1, there are at least 13 different manufacturer early order programs. That doesn’t include separate programs offered by distributors like Advanced Turf Solutions. Is your head starting to hurt and your stomach getting twisted in a knot trying to keep track of it all? It is a lot to process and digest, so I thought we’d take a few moments to discuss ways to make the process more manageable and profitable.
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Another Day Another Dollar Dollar Spot Management in the Fall
Depending on conditions, dollar spot can be an issue all season long for Superintendents. One of the most critical times to watch out for dollar spot is the fall. If dollar spot issues linger in the fall and are not addressed, problems will most certainly pop up in the spring. 
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Zoysiagrass Fall and Winter Poa annua Control in Zoysia
Turf managers across most of the country have fought the battle with Poa annua long and hard for many years. Poa easily infests all areas of the golf course. This blog will discuss control measures used in zoysiagrass, particularly strategies we use in the fall and winter for Poa control on zoysia. For years, many […]
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Corteva Team Up to Offer “The Ultimate Sweepstakes”
Advanced Turf Solutions and Corteva are teaming up to give away a free Steel Green spreader/sprayer in The Ultimate Sweepstakes.
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spots of gray snow mold on grass Best Practices for Your Snow Mold Spray
It seems odd to start talking about snow mold now, but in the northern regions of the Midwest, it’s a topic that needs to be discussed sooner rather than later.
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Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression + Snow Mold Control on turf How to Make Your Fall Proxy Application Successful
Proxy applications are essential to Poa Annua seedhead suppression. With the fall Proxy application timeframe nearing, here is what you need to know to make it as successful as possible.
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Summer Recovery Without Excess Fertilization
Late summer and early fall can be a difficult time of year to properly dial in fertilization applications.
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Golf Course in the Autumn Fall Disease Cleanup
Fall cleaning on the golf course includes fungicide applications to control diseases before the end of the season. With the proper treatments, you can set yourself up for a clean slate come spring. Here are five diseases to pay attention to this fall.
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Wetting Agents for Every Situation
This year has been the tale of two golf seasons here in Michigan. We started out hot with extreme droughty conditions. Around the Fourth of July, the faucet turned on, and we have dealt with saturated soil conditions and high humidity.
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Customer Story: Justin Hudson
Justin Hudson may have never expected a career in the turfgrass industry, but now he can’t imagine anything else. “I just went to turf school because a buddy of mine was going and ended up liking it and kind of stuck with it,” he said. “I've been doing it about 20 years.”
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Summer Stress Battle Summer Stress with Advanced Turf
As we charge forward into some of the toughest months for golf course management, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game. We offer some great options to help battle these harsh conditions.
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Summer Localized Dry Spot
Localized dry spots become more of a problem in the summer heat and stress.
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Topdressing Warm-Season Turf
Topdressing is the act of applying a layer of sand (as thin or thick as can be applied with the correct growing conditions) to a turfgrass stand and brushing, grooming, or irrigating it into the canopy. The purpose of topdressing serves three main goals, as described below.
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three pieces of Crabgrass Crabgrass Growth Cycle Identification and Control
Everywhere you look, crabgrass is out and at different stages of its growth cycle.
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soccer goal_wear Tips for Maintaining High-Traffic Turfgrass Areas
Maintaining high-traffic turfgrass areas, such as sports fields, golf courses, and recreational parks, can be a challenging task. These areas are subject to heavy foot and/or machine traffic, which can result in soil compaction, wear and tear, and overall decline in turf health. However, with proper care and management, it is possible to maintain lush, resilient turfgrass that can withstand intense usage and continue to provide a safe and visually appealing surface.
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ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass Cuts Mowing Requirement in Half
ProVista Kentucky bluegrass are new cultivars that have been bred with two novel traits: half the mowing requirement and complete weed control.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Audio Blog: TTTF, PR, and KBG
In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll look at three popular turfgrass species.
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Sustainable Turfgrass Solutions from Pure Seed
Sustainable Turfgrass Solutions from PURE SEED
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Post-Emergent Crabgrass and Goosegrass Control
This time of year, many golf courses become home to some unwanted visitors: crabgrass and goosegrass. Both are annual weeds that germinate in the spring and thrive in the heat of summer. They do best in sparse turfgrass that is mowed short, which is why greens are especially susceptible. The weeds find plenty of room to grow and soak up the sun in this close-mown turf. 
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