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Common Phenological Events Quiz Common Phenological Events Quiz
To learn more about common phenological events visit this blog post.
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three different grass samples Outstanding Results with Foliar-Pak’s Armament
Does fertilizer coated with Foliar-Pak's Armament really give better results with turfgrass establishment and growth compared with uncoated fertilizer? The results from a pan test conducted by Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts give a resounding yes!
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close up of a flower in the grass Consider These Herbicide Options to Prevent Resistance
I believe over the past 20-30 years the horticultural market has overused glyphosate, therefore making it less effective due to herbicide sensitivity/resistance. I want to preserve this chemistry for future generations and hence recommend other chemical options.
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white flowers and green leaves Predict Pest Emergence with Phenological Indicators
Phenology is the study of naturally recurring biological events in plant and insect life cycles. You can use things like plant bud break or bloom time to predict when certain weeds will emerge or when certain insects will hatch.
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close up of red roses Get Ready for Three Key Spring Applications
Let’s review some of the key spring applications that will make or break on how your season will go.
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Poa seedhead emergence Spring Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression on Cool-Season Turf
If you are monitoring growing degree day accumulations to plan your spring Proxy sprays, the above-normal winter temperatures thus far have your spring Proxy spray fast approaching.
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Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan with a lightbulb Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan
Before finalizing your agronomic plan, check out these quick, helpful tips!
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8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf 8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf
If you who work with warm-season turf, you may be loading your sprayer with a non-selective herbicide, like glyphosate or glufosinate, for weed control now or soon. To keep applications going smoothly, follow these guidelines. Assess your warm-season turf’s dormancy. What is your turfgrass’s current level of dormancy? Is it just going into dormancy? Is […]
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three pieces of Crabgrass Making the Most of Pre-Emergents: Save Time and Some Budget With These Comprehensive Tips
If Superintendents want to control weeds like crabgrass on their courses, they must apply pre-emergents. There's no getting around it. However, there are a few tips Superintendents can use to save time and a little budget when making pre-emergent applications.
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2020 Winter Education Seminar post 2020 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is continuing its tradition of hosting education seminars across our trade area. Select a seminar to view the agenda and RSVP online.
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members golfing on a golf course A Country Club Member’s Glossary of Terms
Every year, Mother Nature has her way of throwing curveballs to those individuals that are responsible for maintaining fine turf. This year spring rains were excessive and lasted well into June. Summer was hot, humid, and saw very little rain, while the fall was also hot and dry. Now, in early November, we have witnessed […]
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Landscaping with Weigela Shrubs and Rock Retaining Wall Ultimate Ornamental Package: Building Strong Soils to Grow Strong Trees and Shrubs
You may have used Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package on annuals to get big beautiful blooms, but have you used this mixture to nourish your trees and shrubs? Find out how.
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tons of people standing around Steel Green manufacturing tent at venue Steel Green Reveals New Equipment Features and Announces Early Order Program with Advanced Turf
At the 2019 GIE+EXPO, Steel Green Manufacturing revealed several new features on 2020 spreader/sprayers and announced an early order program valid for Advanced Turf Solutions customers only- offering up to 7% off 2020 machines purchased by November 30th. Download the flyer for more details on the early order program. Steel Green made its public debut […]
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scary turf stories with mike werth Scary Turf Stories
Scary stories are just more fun during Halloween. Advanced Turf Sales Rep Mike Werth tells us a real-life scary turf story.
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Helpful Reminders for buttoning up your golf course Button Up Your Golf Course With These Helpful Reminders
It won’t be long before we are wishing for summer heatwaves instead of winter’s cold and snow. Before that happens, let’s make sure your golf courses are ready. Here a few things to remember to button up your golf course for winter.
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landscape view of a golf course during the winter Steer Clear of These Things Going Into Winter
The 2019 season has been a rollercoaster that has left most eager to blow out the irrigation system and walk away from the year. But not so fast. Below are just a few things you do not want to do before this season’s end. Don’t fall face-first into the finish line. Finishing strong will set you up for a better 2020.
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front view of garage with fresh green grass around it Using Mesotrione at Seeding Time
“You can pay me now, or you can pay me later." Remember those commercials about oil filters? This same catchphrase can be applied to using Mesotrione at seeding time.
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Treating Take All Patch post Treating Take-All Patch
Take-all patch is a disease of creeping bentgrass that can occur on golf course greens, tees, and fairways.
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Steel Green machine 36 SG Fall Maintenance Tips for Steel Green Machines
Keep your Steel Green sprayer-spreader in tip-top shape with these fall maintenance tips!
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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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close up of grass with dark patches Gear Up for Two Important Fall Applications
What's new on the spring dead spot front? Find out here.
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Innovative Turf Services’ Team to Join Advanced Turf Solutions Innovative Turf Services’ Team to Join Advanced Turf Solutions
Advanced Turf Solutions is pleased to announce that Marc Petrus, President of the Virginia-based distributor, Innovative Turf Services, Inc., is joining its team starting September 1st. With Petrus and Innovative Turf Services’ sales team on board, Advanced Turf Solutions plans to expand its business into the Commonwealth of Virginia this fall.
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gentleman golfing on the golf course Late Summer Turf Recovery
As we hit the midpoint of August, it’s time to evaluate the turf conditions at your facility or property and make plans for late summer turf recovery and early fall renovation.
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Large Patch on field Combating Large Patch
Large patch is a destructive disease occurring in both the fall and spring when extended periods of saturated soil and overall wetness create ideal conditions for development. The best way to keep large patch off your course is to treat for it preventively.
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Happy Jack Russell Terrier pet dog lying down on green grass Don’t Let the Dog Days of Summer Get to You!
As we get into the craziness of summer, don’t let the day-to-day grind beat you up. It is very easy to completely submerge yourself in the problems that you face every day.
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Foliar Pak XCD Alternate Color Seed Why You Should Buy Coated Seed
The debate on whether to use coated seed or uncoated seed has a long history, with many on both sides. Advanced Turf favors the use of coated seed and discusses why you should buy it over uncoated seed in this blog.
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Ginny Smith headshot Women’s Golf Month Spotlight: Ginny Smith
In honor of Women’s Golf Month, we are commemorating a woman who has been blazing a trail in the golf industry since she was a teenager. Here’s how she got started, the hurdles she’s met, and how she’s been successful in a male-dominated industry.
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State Tech branding A Top-Notch Program Created By Top-Notch Faculty
The Commercial Turf and Grounds Management Program at State Technical College of Missouri is top-notch. It's been a recipient of the National Association of Agriculture Educators Region IV Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award and has impressive job placement stats. Students have landed jobs with the Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakmont Country Club, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, to name a few. The main drivers behind the success of the program are its faculty members: Ryan Klatt and Nick Rackers.
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cellphone and frog sitting on golf course surface High Alert for Pythium Root Rot
After breaking records for rainfall amounts in most of the Midwest region this spring, superintendents need to be on high alert for Pythium root rot.
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north carolina sign Tips to Remember for North Carolina Bermudagrass and Bentgrass
Summer in North Carolina means different things, depending on where you manage a golf course in the state and what type of grass you are managing. With the season in full swing and summer quickly approaching, here are a few tips to remember for North Carolina bentgrass and bermudagrass.
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dog sitting on golf course Taking on a Full Course Remodel: Chase Walden Customer Spotlight
At a time when Golf Course Superintendents have been forced to drop major construction projects off of their to-do lists, Chase Walden has found himself in the opposite situation. As the Golf Course Superintendent at Old Oakland Golf Club, Walden’s to-do list has been packed full of major construction for the last three years. The […]
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Mosquitos, Fleas, and Ticks Strategies to Get Rid of Mosquitos, Fleas, and Ticks
Get to know a little about each pest and what you can do to reduce their presence this summer.
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close up of someones lawn For the Betterment of Chicagoans: Reid Neumann Customer Spotlight
Careers in golf course management and lawn care are stressful at times and require long hours. Reid Neumann, who works in both industries, believes it’s all worth it when he can help others.
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silver thread moss in the grass Controlling Silvery Thread Moss
Silvery thread moss is becoming the new "dollar spot" nuisance for putting greens. Find out what you can do to get rid of this on your course.
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premier sand branding Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Premier Golf Course Sand
Advanced Turf Solutions is now an exclusive partner of The Hayden Group, Inc., an Arkansas-based company that manufactures Premier Golf Course Sand.
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close up of Anthracnose Strategies to Lower the Risk of Anthracnose
Although you will be busy with spring cleanup in the next few weeks, now is the time to start thinking about those first applications to your turf.
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grass and brown fungi on field Check Fungi at the Door in the Transition Zone
The Transition Zone is a challenging place to grow and maintain turfgrass, whether you are growing it in your lawn or on a golf course. However, as a Superintendent, perfection is expected. Ensuring fungal diseases are kept at bay is one way to help reach that perfection. In this blog, we explore two ways you can help ensure fungal diseases don’t keep your Transition Zone course from perfection this spring.
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costs written on paper and someone cutting the paper in half Cost-Saving Tips for Fungicide Programs
Fungicides can be expensive. Use these cost-saving tips to save money on your fungicide program this season.
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green michigan state sign Spotlight on Southeastern Michigan: Early Season Application Best Practices
There is a ton of information out there, but sometimes you just want information tailored to you. If you work on a course in Southeastern Michigan, check out these early season application best practices to keep your course on track for the season.
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