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Water drops on green blade of grass macro, shallow depth of field with creamy bokeh and lots of copy space Surviving Peak Disease Season
It's that time of year again, when growth speeds up, temperatures rise, and we start to get consistent and persistent thunderstorms with humidity. The main summer event is here: peak turfgrass disease season.
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Green grass flooded with rain.Summer rain.Rectangular background with wet grass. Flooding in the fields. Turfgrass Issues That Thrive in Warm, Wet Conditions
Several turfgrass pests thrive in warm, wet conditions. Lack of air, poor drainage, compacted soil, and excessive thatch also contribute to infestations. In this post, we’ll look at three pests to be on the lookout for this summer.
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The Best Time to Apply Grub Control Products
With so many species, how do you know when to treat? For the most part, the biggest concern is about annual grubs since they do the most damage to lawns.  
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Beth Berry Receives Women in the Green Industry Award
Fishers, IN—Green Industry Pros, the management resource for landscape contractors and equipment dealers, selected Beth Berry as a recipient of the Women in the Green Industry Award for 2022.
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Selective focus low angle view of a golf ball on a green with the flagstick on a sunny afternoon Tools to Combat Summer Stress
Moving into the heat of the summer, everyone’s looking for that "magic bullet” to help them survive and advance to the fall. While sound agronomic processes are the backbone to success, there are a few tools in the Advanced Turf arsenal that, when used properly, have yielded excellent results. 
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Back lit golf fairway with sand traps viewed from the tee box Why Adjuvants Are Excellent Tank-Mix Partners
Adjuvants make excellent tank-mix partners for herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide applications on your golf course. Here are a few specific ways to incorporate adjuvants into your program.
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Adjuvants to Increase Efficiency
There are many adjuvants available to help make your job easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Here are just a few that you may consider.
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Brown Ring Patch Control
Brown ring patch, also known as waitea patch, is a turfgrass disease caused by the pathogen Waitea circinata var. circinata.
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multiple billbugs Control Billbugs Before They Control Your Course
Billbug damage is frequently confused with other turfgrass problems on golf courses. Damage from billbugs can be diagnosed as many ailments, including disease and white grubs, but nothing that should treat the problem works. Knowing more about billbugs can save time, patience, and money.
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Close-up of golf ball during sunrise. How to Maximize Fungicide Performance
With a set budget and limitless expectations from golfers, you need to maximize the performance of your fungicide applications.
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New Location in Springfield, Missouri
With the recent opening of our fifth facility in Missouri, Advanced Turf Solutions now has 24 locations that serve customers in 15 states.
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Blue Rye Cool Season Why You Shouldn’t Plant Cool-Season Grass in the Summer
Spring and fall are the recommended times to plant cool-season grasses. Why not summer?
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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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Ivy League: Columbia Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Columbia is one of five locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016. Andrew Palmer has been the facility manager in Columbia since 2017. Tony Hicks is the assistant facility manager and has been with ATS […]
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Macro shot of human hand drawing green check mark in checklist Cool-Season Fungicide Guidelines
Fungicide programs are as unique as the golf courses that depend on them every year.
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Directional-Mow-Chart How to Use the Directional Mow Chart
Changing the direction of mowing and cleanup on your golf course isn’t just about appearance, although that is a valuable benefit. The practice also promotes turfgrass health.
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Golf Carts on Path Mitigating Cart Damage
As if there is not enough stress on your turf throughout the season, cart damage can be that thorn in your side you could do without. Like the weather, it is unavoidable. However, there are ways to mitigate the wear and damage.
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Commonly Asked Questions About SOLAROUS
Managing putting greens through summer heat, drought, and stress requires a number of inputs. Fungicides, insecticides, foliar fertilizers, plant growth regulators, soil surfactants, and cultural practices are all keys to success on greens. Recent research at North Carolina State University has given us a new tool to include in summer spray programs.  SOLAROUS Chromatic Plant […]
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putting green Bermudagrass Summer Fungicide Applications
Fungicide applications depend on various factors, including the type of turfgrass you manage. Here are some recommendations you can follow for summer fungicide applications on bermudagrass.
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collage of three different portraits of fairy ring Preventing and Controlling Fairy Ring
Preventing and managing fairy rings on putting greens can be vexing. For example, 60+ species of fungi create fairy rings in turfgrass, and these species vary in their sensitivity to fungicides. 
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brown patch on putting greens Preventative Disease Treatment
Preventative disease treatment is ideal because it reduces headaches down the road. Here are our guidelines for preventative applications to treat dollar spot, Pythium root rot, summer patch, and brown patch.
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silhouette of a young man playing golf at sunset Protecting Your Golf Course in Summer Heat
With summer nearing, it’s a good time to plan how you’ll protect the turfgrass on your golf course in the heat. High temperatures and humidity are challenges superintendents navigate every year. Here are some solutions to help.
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grubs damage in the dirt White Grub Prevention Management: Which Option is Right for You?
When thinking about white grub prevention management, there are a few product options to consider. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and tetraniliprole (Tetrino).    Imidacloprid (Merit) Imidacloprid has been in the green industry for some time and is the most common preventative control for grubs. It is a […]
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PGR 113 MC PGR Use on Golf Courses
For busy superintendents, plant growth regulators (PGRs) are allies in the fight for efficiency. Not only do they reduce labor needs, but they also help turfgrass make the most of its limited resources through stressful conditions.
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yellowing leaves of a pin oak tree Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees
Like turfgrass, trees need nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. They also need other nutrients, including iron, manganese, and zinc. What happens when they’re lacking these, and how can you correct a deficiency? 
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https://www.advancedturf.com/product/armortech-tmi-2020/ Leaf Spot And Dollar Spot Disease Management
Cultural and disease management programs are essential for maintaining high-quality turf all season long. Prevent both leaf spot and dollar spot activity by using a broad-spectrum fungicide like ArmorTech TMI 2020 XL.
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gloved hand placing golf ball on tee with club next to it Preconditioning Your Turf Prior to Stress
It’s never too early to prepare for the onslaught of turf stress.
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Sparse grass cover of lawn in arid area, water lack Spring Seeding and Weed Control
Although fall is the ideal time to seed, you may choose to seed in the spring for one reason or another. An issue you’ll run into with spring seeding is summer annual grassy weeds.
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Recently Added Products
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look at what’s new.
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Amperage and CSiL jugs on a white background These Two Are Great Playing Partners
Golfers are constantly searching for a compatible playing partner. Once they find that well-matched partner, it can lead to many entertaining rounds of golf over many years. Likewise, Foliar-Pak has constructed two products that would be considered highly compatible partners for golf course superintendents to use through the season. 
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thermometer on a green nature background and temperature measuring, environment concept. Don’t Apply Pre-Emergents Too Early
Yes, there is such a thing as applying pre-emergents too early. But how soon is too soon?
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Blue sky and clouds reflected in clear pond A Unique Way to Control Pond Algae
We’re now introducing Foliar-Pak Pond Additive, a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds.
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Beautiful landscape in park with tree and green grass field at morning. Four Factors That Affect Grass Growth
Whether you’re planting cool- or warm-season grass this spring, it’s important to understand the factors that affect germination and growth.
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Side view of golf ball on a putting green Pre-Emergents for Bentgrass Greens
If you manage bentgrass putting greens, weed control is probably creeping its way onto your radar right about now. It’s a good time to prevent weeds before they become a visible problem. In addition to cultural practices, what pre-emergent herbicide options are there?
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Aerated putting green on golf course - maintenance background Aerating Warm-Season Turf
On the North Carolina coast, warm-season turf aeration is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to game-plan for your specific needs.
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dead grass Condition Your Soil Early For Improved Moisture Management
Typically, wetting agent applications are applied only after dry conditions become evident. However, in order to minimize localized dry spots and improve moisture management, you should condition your soil prior to dry conditions.
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ABW Annual Bluegrass Weevil: Scouting and Controlling
ABW, or the annual bluegrass weevil, is one of the most difficult to control pests in turfgrass management. Check out the video/transcript below to learn how can we definitively diagnose an annual bluegrass weevil problem, how to control it, and more. 
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Sunset over grass field Mary's Peak Oregon Willamette Valley Spring Seed Update
As we approach the spring seeding season, we want to inform you of the current seed stock, expected harvest, and impact on price and availability.
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Clothianidin Why Clothianidin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does clothianidin control best? Why would you choose to apply clothianidin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the clothianidin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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grass with roots and soil Root Health Basics
You probably know how important root health is to turf. But do you know how to optimize turf health from the roots up?
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