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Advanced Turf Welcomes Two New Golf Sales Representatives
We are pleased to welcome Rodney Crouse and Michael Susshine to the team!
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Round Out the Year Tips for Your Golf Course
Who knows what the closing months of the year will bring, but what I do know is that golf course maintenance expectations aren’t going to change going into 2021. So, what do you do between now and then?
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fall golf course Fall Fertilization: Success Through Testing and Goals
As the growing season draws to a close and turfgrass growth slows, fall becomes an essential time for fertilization. To fertilize properly in the fall, we want to know a few things:
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Revitalize Your Cool-Season Golf Course Rough
When the leaves begin to turn in the fall, it can signal a great time to revitalize the cool-season rough on your golf course.
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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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Improve Your Agronomical Program with Wetting Agents
Selecting the correct wetting agent can do a lot to save you time and money plus improve your greens!
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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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multiple Spring Dead Spots on grass Bermudagrass Killer: Spring Dead Spot
Spring dead spot can ravage highly-managed bermudagrass. While we would like to think a singular management practice could entirely control it, this is not the case. Regular fungicide applications in conjunction with proper fertility and cultural practices will provide the best results for preventing spring dead spot.
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Late Summer Turf Recovery: Prepare and Execute
It’s that time of year again; time evaluate the turf conditions at your facility or property and prepare for late summer turf recovery and early fall renovation. Let’s review a few basic concepts to get a leg up on a busy fall.
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Soil Surfactant Rescue Applications with Precision Labs
Localized dry spot is prevalent this year. A good water management plan with soil surfactant applications can help. If a proactive program was not employed, rescue treatments can be effective, but understanding how products influence the behavior of water at the surface and in the soil will help give us more control over turfgrass conditions.
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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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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.   WETTING AGENTS Flowable Wetting Agents During the stressful times of summer, wetting agents can ease your mind. They help hold water and […]
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Grass Heals the Scars of Humanity
As we all find ways to navigate through life’s challenges there needs to be a sense of calm in our day to day lives.  A place we can relax and take comfort.  Where the senses can be revitalized and take a break. 
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seed Fall Seeding Tips: Maximizing Your Turfgrass Investments
From the home lawn to the biggest events under the brightest lights, getting grass seed to grow can seem frustratingly simple to unnecessarily complicated. From time to time, we interact with customers who experience turfgrass seed failure or simply do not see firsthand the experience they had hoped. We understand the frustration of our customers […]
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The Best Time to Plant Cool-Season Grasses
So why am I so adamant on fall plantings of cool-season grass seed? There’s a whole bunch of reasons.
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Turf Merchants The Balance Between Production and Turf Quality
Cool-season turfgrass suppliers are continually looking to improve their product lines of proprietary varieties in order to bring the best genetics to their customers. Plant breeders are always developing new cool-season turfgrass varieties to improve upon a multitude of desirable turf characteristics. These turf traits range from wear tolerance, disease resistance, leaf texture, turf color, […]
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brown patch Brown Patch: Symptoms and Control
High humidity, along with high soil temperatures and high soil moisture, can lead to several different turfgrass diseases, including brown patch. Brown patch is very common, producing damage in the spring, summer, and fall. However, it is most active and severe in the summer. The good news about brown patch: it is a very treatable disease even in a curative situation.
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Sting Nematode Control on Bermuda Putting Greens in the Southeast
Don't let sting nematodes damage your greens! Find out what you need to know about curative applications and preventive maintenance.
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nutsedge Yellow Nutsedge Q&A with Nufarm
We asked Aaron Hathaway, Nufarm Technical Services Manager, a few questions about yellow nutsedge. Learn when the weed begins to appear, how to identify it, what conditions create a perfect environment for it, challenges we face when trying to manage it, and how to effectively control it.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Soil Moisture and Compaction Measurement Products from Spectrum Technologies, Inc.
Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to carry Spectrum Technologies, Inc.’s line of affordable measurement technology for soil moisture and compaction.
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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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Growth Regulators: What Are Your Goals?
There are many turfgrass growth regulators on the market today. Each of these regulators controls the growth of different turfgrass varieties in distinct ways with varying intensity.
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fungicide stratgies Effective Fungicide Use Plus Additional Effective Strategies for Your Golf Course
The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. Had they waited a little longer, I’m sure they would have declared 2020 the year of... Nevertheless, we are in the year of plant health and that means using fungicides effectively.  
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bermuda Slow Bermuda Green Up
Is the bermudagrass you’re managing slow to green up? This is not uncommon.
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pair of keys laying on green turf Pythium Root Rot and Pythium Root Dysfunction Prevention
Summer is an optimal time for Pythium root rot and Pythium root dysfunction outbreaks. By taking cultural and chemical preventions in the spring, you can avert these diseases in the summer.
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dollarspot_anthracnose Dollar Spot and Anthracnose Q&A with BASF
We asked BASF a few questions about dollar spot and anthracnose. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and anthracnose consist of, how applications should be managed, and what challenges we are facing when controlling these diseases in this Q&A. Dollar Spot What are the symptoms of dollar spot that we need to look out […]
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Golf and Social Distancing
COVID-19 precautionary recommendations permit outdoor activity at open outdoor recreation areas with social distancing. Golf is a safe activity that allows for social distancing with many health and economic benefits.
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Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan with a lightbulb Tips to Help Zoysiagrass Transition Out of Winter
For years most golf courses throughout the Midwest transition zone have grown zoysiagrass on the tees and fairways. The big variable each season is the transition period in the springtime.
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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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