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tractor pulling the sandmaster Sports Turf Solutions: The SandMaster
The SandMaster and the Verti-Quake help to improve the quality of the turf. Find out how Advanced Turf can use these machines to keep your sports field ready for play.
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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 grow tarps Grow Tarps: The Essential Tool for Growing Warm-Season Grass in the Transition Zone
The desire to play sports all year long has increased drastically in recent years. Sports knows no boundaries on the calendar which provides a new set of issues for the professionals in the sports turf industry. Growing grass in the transition zone already comes with its own set of challenges, but growing grass in February, […]
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close up of outfield and infield New Engineered Infield Mix for Custom Soil Installations
Some exciting things are happening within our sports turf division, including the availability of a new engineered infield mix for custom soil installations.
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close of crabgrass Crabgrass Control and Seeding Strategies for Cool-Season Sports Turf
There are plenty of pre and post-emergence herbicides to control crabgrass in cool-season turfgrass, but they all have certain intervals when one cannot seed. Here several sports field scenarios and tips to fit the herbicides around the seeding windows.
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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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Mark Armstrong headshot Advanced Turf Solutions hires Mark Armstrong
Advanced Turf Solutions is pleased to announce that Mark Armstrong, formerly of Creative Grounds Group LLC, an Ohio-based athletic field contractor, has joined its growing sports field division.
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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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Scary Turf Stories with Brian French Scary Turf Stories
Scary stories are just more fun during Halloween. Advanced Turf Sports Turf Specialist/Demo Equipment Sales Rep Brian French tells us a real-life scary turf story.
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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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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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blue sky and sun shining Tips for Making Seasonal Irrigation Changes
As we approach the time when the daylight hours get shorter, and the sun angle drops lower in the sky, take a few minutes to review your watering schedule to make sure it matches the changing weather conditions.
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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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close up of rocks and minerals Go Granular on Sports Turf This Summer
No spray equipment? No problem! Learn how you can manage turfgrass stressors on sports turf with a granular program.
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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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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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landscape view of baseball field The Advantages of Proper Infield Drainage
It’s a known fact that poor surface drainage puts the sports field as well as the players at a disadvantage. To achieve proper infield drainage, it’s really about maintaining the quality of three key factors- the infield mix, the grade of the infield, and the conditioner.
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Canada Geese and Babies in Grass Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Resource Guide Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide
The latest sports field resource guide provides up-to-date product info, smart turf tips, and relevant guides. It’s also interactive, so you can go directly to our website in one click and learn even more.       Download the Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide here.
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baseball and soccer ball sitting on a field Pre-Spring Season Checklist for Athletic Fields
Groundskeepers and field managers stuck in the cold can get a head start by spending this time doing the pre-season work that can be brought indoors.
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Marcus Dean headshot Employee Spotlight: Marcus Dean
Meet Marcus Dean, the newest sports turf sales representative in Kentucky and Tennessee, in our latest employee spotlight.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership. Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership.
Advanced Turf Solutions Names Victor Garcia CEO and Scott Brame President – Alex Cannon Continues as Chairman of the Board Advanced Turf Solutions announced today new appointments in key leadership. The green industry supplier has promoted Victor Garcia, Advanced Turf Solutions Co-founder and former President, to Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder, Alex Cannon, has stepped down from his role […]
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close up of Stadium bleachers in the snow Prepare Your Facility for Winter
We all know that it’s important to winterize our irrigation systems in preparation for a cold winter, but did you know that there are other items at your facility that may need to be winterized too?
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Frac Code Post Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. Paying attention to FRAC codes is a must when using fungicides in a program to make sure that you do not promote resistance in your turfgrass.
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Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide
ArmorTech Tetra, the herbicide containing 2,4-D, Fluroxypyr, Triclopyr, and Flumioxazin, has shown exceptional control of ground ivy and wild violet; however, recent reports of turfgrass discoloration have caused concern.
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close-up of football field Football Field Day-to-Day Maintenance
Is your field ready for football season? Follow this checklist to make sure your field is in prime shape from the first game to the last.
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Financial planning word with coin in glass jar and graph up. It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Tips for a Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Strategy
A fall broadleaf weed control strategy is an important piece in a sports turf playing surface maintenance program.
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The State of Freight: And How It May Affect You
The first 7 months of 2018 have seen the most dynamic freight market in recent history. In this post, we would like to explain what's going on in the market and how it may affect you.
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The Unique Features of Linemark Machines
Although there are many field painters and paints on the market today, Linemark machines have many unique features that make it easy-to-use.
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Employee Spotlight: Dan Jennings and Brent Amann
Meet Dan Jennings and Brent Amann, the newest sports turf sales representatives, in our latest employee spotlight.
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What You Need to Know About Rotary Spreaders
Rotary spreaders are a very efficient way to spread fertilizer on your field. With late summer fertilizer applications nearing, let’s make sure to avoid mistakes by reviewing these rotary spreader basics.
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Soil Compaction: Symptoms, Problems, and Best Practices
Soil compaction is a concern on nearly all maintained turf, including golf course greens, tees and fairways, sports fields, and heavily trafficked areas in public or residential areas. Compaction occurs as soil particles press together tightly, and soil structure and available pore space for air and water are reduced.
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Employee Spotlight: Keith Blondell
Meet Keith Blondell- a driver for our Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location and avid kayak fisherman in our latest employee spotlight.
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