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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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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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Employee Spotlights: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny
This month, we're shining the spotlight on our location in St. Peters, Missouri. Meet two of the dedicated team members there: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny.
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Meet St. Pete: Spotlight on St. Peters Facility
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. St. Peters is one of four locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016.
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Wetting Agents Help Sod Establishment
For quite some time now, I’ve been recommending wetting agents on new sod installations to obtain quicker and more thorough rooting. Intuitively it should work, and I’ve seen good results as well. But I’ve never seen it demonstrated side by side with untreated sod.
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Wetting Agents for Fall Root Recovery
As fall approaches, we’re entering prime recovery season. Most everyone in the turf industry knows how important it is to feed the turf this time of year to help encourage root growth. Unfortunately, most stop with just the fertilizer, when water management in the soil profile is just as important to root growth.
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Wild Purple Violets growing in the grass Tips for Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Control in Turf
Take back the turf by applying a fall broadleaf application. Here are a few tips to have a successful application:
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Henbit in Landscape Bed What You Need to Know about Fall Landscape Bed Herbicide Applications
Have weeds taken possession of your customers’ ornamental beds? Good news. Fall is an excellent time for managing ornamental bed weeds that have taken over, especially broadleaf weeds.
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Fall Priorities for Every Turf Manager
Winds of seasonal change are once again in the air, at least in most of our geographies. While we certainly will have several more stretches of summer-like weather in the transition zone, we’re also getting some of those mornings that are refreshingly cool. All cool-season turf managers are starting to take in that cool, fresh morning air and breathe the seasonal sigh of relief for surviving another summer growing season.
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armyworm How to Identify and Kill Armyworms
Nikki Hendrickson, our resident entomologist, recently sat down to answer some questions about the armyworm phenomenon we’re seeing. Watch or read on to learn why armyworms are so bad this year, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them.
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EOP Advice from Superintendents
With global supply issues reaching every corner of the industry this year, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of early order programs (EOP). EOP is a great way to secure products early and optimize your budget for next year, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. We asked some superintendents to share their advice for getting the most out of EOP this season.
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Early Order Your Way. Advanced Turf Solutions Early Order Your Way: 2021 Programs for Golf
Advanced Turf Solutions makes EOP easy. Find out the latest manufacturer programs for golf here.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales
We are pleased to announce that Beth Berry has joined our team as vice president of turf and ornamental sales.
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Poa annua seedling When Poa Annua Rears Its Ugly Seedhead
Whether you’re trying to manage or reduce the population of Poa annua, it is, and will likely always be, a challenge to superintendents everywhere.
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Dallisgrass seedheads It’s Complicated: Dallisgrass Control
Hailing from South America, dallisgrass has become a challenge for both superintendents and golfers. It was brought to the United States in the 1800s and has since invaded the South into the transition zone.
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close-up of fungicide on grass Preventative Snow Mold Spray Best Practices
No one wants a spring course reveal ruined by snow mold. But, without snow mold applications in the fall, this could happen to your course (especially in the northern regions of the Midwest). 
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Summer patch on annual bluegrass putting green 2021: The Year of the Patch
For the last two seasons now, nearly every sample I’ve sent to the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab has come back with either a summer patch or take-all patch infection diagnosis. Why have these two diseases exploded? There are a few possible explanations. 
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Poison hemlock Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace? How to Tell
You may have heard about poison hemlock in the news recently, as it’s making headlines for its aggressive growth in the United States this year. The invasive plant is spreading throughout the country, and with it, concerns about the severe risks it poses.
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Foliar-Pak Foundation Forty and CSi L jugs Enhanced Summer Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
We live in an instant gratification society. Luckily, Foliar-Pak has two products that work together well to provide immediate summer stress relief.
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LDS Precision Laboratories Q&A for Localized Dry Spot
We asked Chip Houmes, District Manager with Precision Laboratories, a few questions about localized dry spot. Learn what the symptoms of localized dry spot are, when it typically occurs, the tools we can use to combat the issue, and more in this Q&A. What is localized dry spot and what causes it? Localized dry spot […]
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Jim Hess and two other recipients pose with their awards Jim Hess Receives Award of Achievement from Midwest Regional Turf Foundation
We’re pleased to share that our very own Jim Hess, a golf sales representative serving Central and Northern Indiana, was recently honored with the Award of Achievement from the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation!
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What You Need to Know About Summer Decline on Bentgrass and Bluegrass
During the summer months, a decline in turf quality and growth can be a significant problem on putting greens, affecting both bentgrass and bluegrass. Several stressors, both abiotic and biotic, can be attributed to it.
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Man driving a forklift in a warehouse Get to Know Our Newest Facility in Wheeling, Illinois
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. The warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois, is the newest addition to our family of facilities.
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Another Day, Another Dollar (Spot)
On golf courses in the United States, more money is spent managing dollar spot than any other turfgrass disease. Here are some things to know about the disease and how to control it.
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Employee Spotlights: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House
Meet three of our hardworking operations employees: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House.
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Seeding Into Heavy Traffic Areas
The seeding strategies I am talking about today are focused on low-budget, high-sensitivity projects in heavy traffic areas that have been neglected to the point where someone would ask for my help.
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seed germination Stopping Seed Mortality with Proper Moisture Management
hile getting grass seed to grow seems to involve anything but absolutes, consistently providing these critical components will help maximize the return on investment from your seed.
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Grass Seed Update
As we approach the fall seeding season, we want to make you aware of the current seed harvest situation, market conditions, and the impact on price and availability.
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Gravel parking lot with weeds growing around line of parking stops Bareground Control
Various scenarios have prompted questions about bareground control this year. Like many of the challenges we help our customers with, this one has numerous control options that differ by cost and ease of use.
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irrigation High-Quality H2O
In the movie "The Water Boy," Bobby Boucher was passionate, to say the least, about water. If you manage turf on a golf course, you probably put a similar value on water as Bobby did.
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Summer patch Summer Patch Control for Golf Courses
With the arrival of long, hot days comes an unwelcome visitor to the golf course: summer patch. A strategy that combines chemical and cultural tactics is your best defense against the destruction it causes.
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bentgrass 5 Quick Tips for Stress-Free Bentgrass Putting Greens
We all know that turf diseases will attack the most stressed and least healthy grass on the putting green. With that in mind, here are 5 quick tips to reduce summer stress.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Launches Podcast to Educate and Entertain Turfgrass Professionals
We recently launched a video podcast called Around the Turf Scene, an informative and entertaining show for turfgrass professionals.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Partners with Furrer and Dooley to Purchase Assets of Valley Green
Advanced Turf Solutions, Inc., George Furrer, and Charles Dooley have reached an agreement to form a new company that will acquire substantially all of the assets of New England-based distributor, Valley Green, Inc.
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Golf Course in Summer Addressing the Inevitable: Summer Heat Stress
We gathered some of the best advice from our Sales Reps on how to promote healthy greens during summer heat. Incorporating some of the following tips in your routine will help you beat the heat and survive summer.
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Localized Dry Spot on grass Get Ahead of Summer Stress Issues with Early Wetting Agent Applications
Moving your program up a month can make a significant impact on playing surfaces in the summer months. A
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Florence Get to Know More About Our Florence, Kentucky, Facility
We have 23 locations that proudly serve our customers in 14 states. Our Florence, Kentucky, location has been open since September 2007. The staff pride themselves on having the highest level of customer service and go above and beyond for each customer no matter the order size. If they cannot answer your question, they will reach out to their knowledgeable sales staff that can.
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Zoysia Set Your Zoysia Apart From the Pack
The one area zoysia lags behind other grasses is color. Rarely do you see a deep, dark green zoysia surface, but it can be done while also promoting better turf health.
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zoxy-t and zoxy 2f 2 Important Tools in Your Control Arsenal: ArmorTech ZOXY 2F and ArmorTech ZOXY-T
As we approach another turfgrass disease season, two fungicide active ingredients remain important, viable tools in your control arsenal: Azoxystrobin and Tebuconazole. A little information on each follows to help you make the most of your disease control programs.
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dollar spot FMC Q&A for Dollar Spot and Brown Patch
We asked Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, a few questions about dollar spot and brown patch. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and brown patch are, when applications should begin, what happens if you miss your first app, and more in this Q&A.
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