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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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Adjuvants for Low-Volume Herbicide Applications
Turf care managers often ponder the question “Is there a benefit to adding an adjuvant to their herbicide when conducting a low-volume application?” The short answer to that question is YES!
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Managing Summer Stress in Cool-Season Grasses
Learn these tips to make sure your turf is stress-free during these hot summer months.
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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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7 Cultural Practices to Stop the Spread of Fungus in Cool-Season Turf
As the season begins to heat up, we should be on the lookout for disease pressure in cool-season turf. There can be several diseases that can appear in turf, but we will focus on a few that are most common: leaf spot, brown patch & dollar spot.
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Building a Foundation with Soil Testing
To create value and to maximize the return on investment of fertilizer, it is important to apply the correct rates and the correct combination of fertilizer.
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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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kyllinga Managing the Difficult to Control Warm-Season Weeds: Kyllinga, Doveweed, and Dollarweed
It is time to think about weeds that you might find difficult to control in warm-season turf.
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red thread Be Ready for Red Thread
Red thread is a fungal turfgrass disease that can strike pretty much any time during the year. However, conditions in the spring and fall, which typically include prolonged periods of cool and wet weather, are perfect for red thread. The pathogen prefers conditions that promote slow turf growth, and long periods of cool and wet weather do just that.
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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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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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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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pile of green seeds Three Quick Tips for a Successful Spring Overseeding
Is your turf looking a little thin or damaged? It might be time to plan a spring overseeding. Check out these three tips for success!
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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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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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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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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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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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A close up of yellow dandelions in a green lawn Fall Herbicide Applications: Get the Upper Hand on Weeds
As the days of summer wind down and we turn our attention to fall, it is time to consider fall herbicide applications.
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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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Bowman's ProTurf branding Perfecting Lawn Care Marketing Strategy: Bowman’s ProTurf Customer Spotlight
Two years after taking over the family lawn care business, Andrew Bowman could not be happier. His family business is thriving with an abundance of new opportunities and growth. How was this achieved in just a few years? By improving two critical aspects of every lawn care marketing strategy: word-of-mouth marketing and name recognition. Here's how this was achieved.
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grass seed pile Tips for a Successful Fall Seeding
The fall season is a perfect time to thicken up your existing lawn or establish a new lawn. As you prepare for the fall seeding, here are a few tips to consider.
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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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close up of grass with water on them Rejuvenating Turf After Record Rainfall
The constant rain not only limits our opportunities for outdoor activities, but it is also beginning to have a negative impact on turfgrass. Find out what you can do to rejuvenate the turf.
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A heavy rain falls in sunshine Rain Drowning Your Profits? Strategies to Improve Revenue and Cash Flow
The weather has impacted mowing, fertilizer treatments, weed control, insect control, landscaping projects, ornamental bed, and tree care revenue this year. So, what can one do?
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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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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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multiple dandelions in the grass Dandelions: It’s All About Perspective
What do you think about dandelions?
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Automatic lawn sprinkler watering green grass Don’t Over Do It: Why Too Much Water is Bad for Turf
It’s no secret that proper irrigation is an essential part of having a lush, green lawn. But what will happen in your quest for the greenest lawn in the neighborhood if you decide to be a little too generous with the water?
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grass seed pile Which Seed Type Should I Choose?
Find out which seed selections are best for certain conditions and the best methods for seed establishment in the spring.
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close up of violets in the grass Are Premium Broadleaf Herbicides Worth the Extra Cost?
You may be wondering if premium broadleaf herbicide mixes are worth the extra cost. To help you decide which herbicides to choose and how to save money in the long run, let's first learn more about the ingredients and how they work.
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close up of euonymus First Applications for Ornamentals
What should the first couple of ornamental applications look like? Here are a few tips on products you might want to consider.
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