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Native or Engineered Infield Soil, That is the Question
Selecting the right skinned infield surface is vital to the safety and playability of a baseball or softball field, and your choices will come down to engineered infield soil or native soil. Which is better? You be the judge.   
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close-up. of pen in the dirt Components of an Infield Mix
The infield mix is the soil used to build the skin surface of a baseball or softball field. Infield mixes are made up of three components: sand, silt, and clay. 
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close-up of pen and hay Cold Weather, Winterkill, and Athletic Fields
Winterkill is a general term used to denote turf loss during the winter. Unfortunately, winter conditions are not easy to predict and winterkill on turf is caused by a combination of factors including low temperatures, crown hydration, desiccation and ice cover.
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Bifenthrin Why Bifenthrin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does bifenthrin control best? Why would you choose to apply bifenthrin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the bifenthrin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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imidacloprid Why Imidacloprid Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does imidacloprid control best? Why would you choose to apply imidacloprid over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the imidacloprid Q&A video or the transcription below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson. Transcript: What insects does imidacloprid control best? Imidacloprid is a great all-around insecticide. It works […]
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product roundup New Products of 2021
It’s almost time to celebrate the new year—but first, a look back at the new products that made an entrance in 2021.
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2022 Winter Education Seminars featured image 2022 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to continue its tradition of hosting education seminars throughout our service areas again this winter.
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2022 is a good year for business. Grass growing in the shape of year 2022, inside a transparent piggy bank. Budgeting for 2022 with Inflation and Shortages
Thanksgiving has passed, and the weather is turning colder. Now it’s time to invest some of your schedule in thinking about next year. Yes, it’s budget time again! But this year, it comes with a twist: the unknowns of inflation and shortages.
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exterior of warehouse with blue sky behind Small but Mighty: Winston-Salem Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the southernmost location in our family of facilities, and ATS has been proudly serving the Carolinas out of this warehouse since 2019.
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holiday hours 2021 Holiday Hours
Advanced Turf Solutions will be open until noon on Friday, December 24. We will be closed on December 25 and January 1. From Monday, December 27 to Friday, December 31, we will have limited store hours and will not be following our normal delivery schedule. We will resume normal business hours and our normal delivery […]
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SGXL machine in Steel Green Manufacturing trade show booth Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New SGXL Coming Soon
As a proud dealer partner of Steel Green Manufacturing zero-turn spreader/sprayer equipment, we’re excited to share that Steel Green recently debuted a new machine called the SGXL.
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Pre-Winter Checklist for Cool-Season Baseball Fields
In preparation for spring, complete this checklist on your cool-season baseball field to “put it to bed” for winter.
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Benefits of Dormant Fertilization with Organics
Whether you’re responsible for lawn care or sports turf, an essential last procedure before winter is applying an organic fertilizer once the grass has stopped growing.
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close-up of pink snow mold on grass Snow Mold Prevention for Sports Turf
No one wants the first practice or game of spring to be ruined by snow mold. But, without preventative applications now, that’s a very real possibility—especially in the northern regions of the Midwest.
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baseball field with metal bleachers Putting Your Field to Bed
Before you call it a day—or year—out on the baseball field, there are a few things you should do to wrap up the season and put your field to bed.
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baseball field covered in snow with a blue sky and sun shining How to Prepare a Baseball Field For Winter
As the leaves change colors and the crack of a bat disappears, you should take some time to prepare your infield for next season. These five steps should help you prioritize the process. 
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Transportation Logistics of international container cargo shipping and cargo plane in container yard, Freight transportation, International global shipping. Market Update
As we enter the fourth quarter of 2021, we want to make you aware of disruptions in global production and distribution chains that will have substantial impacts on green industry businesses in 2022.
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Employee Spotlights: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny
This month, we're shining the spotlight on our location in St. Peters, Missouri. Meet two of the dedicated team members there: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny.
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Meet St. Pete: Spotlight on St. Peters Facility
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. St. Peters is one of four locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016.
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Wetting Agents Help Sod Establishment
For quite some time now, I’ve been recommending wetting agents on new sod installations to obtain quicker and more thorough rooting. Intuitively it should work, and I’ve seen good results as well. But I’ve never seen it demonstrated side by side with untreated sod.
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Wetting Agents for Fall Root Recovery
As fall approaches, we’re entering prime recovery season. Most everyone in the turf industry knows how important it is to feed the turf this time of year to help encourage root growth. Unfortunately, most stop with just the fertilizer, when water management in the soil profile is just as important to root growth.
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Wild Purple Violets growing in the grass Tips for Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Control in Turf
Take back the turf by applying a fall broadleaf application. Here are a few tips to have a successful application:
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Fall Field Maintenance 101
For a strong start to the spring sports season, now’s the time to complete field maintenance that will benefit turf health and player safety in the year to come.
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Line Marking Paint Consumption
With the ever-present limitations of budget, sports field managers at every level are looking for the most efficient ways to get things done. An exciting innovation to help field managers is the cone nozzles from Linemark, which use less paint than flat fan nozzles. 
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Guidelines for Out-of-Bounds and Transition Areas
A common misconception about sports turf managers is that their responsibility ends where the sidelines begin. But managers are responsible for player safety in the out-of-bounds and transition areas too, and there are some important considerations for them to keep in mind as they navigate the season.
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Fall Priorities for Every Turf Manager
Winds of seasonal change are once again in the air, at least in most of our geographies. While we certainly will have several more stretches of summer-like weather in the transition zone, we’re also getting some of those mornings that are refreshingly cool. All cool-season turf managers are starting to take in that cool, fresh morning air and breathe the seasonal sigh of relief for surviving another summer growing season.
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armyworm How to Identify and Kill Armyworms
Nikki Hendrickson, our resident entomologist, recently sat down to answer some questions about the armyworm phenomenon we’re seeing. Watch or read on to learn why armyworms are so bad this year, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales
We are pleased to announce that Beth Berry has joined our team as vice president of turf and ornamental sales.
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Summer patch on annual bluegrass putting green 2021: The Year of the Patch
For the last two seasons now, nearly every sample I’ve sent to the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab has come back with either a summer patch or take-all patch infection diagnosis. Why have these two diseases exploded? There are a few possible explanations. 
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Closeup of a green football field. Benefits of Natural Turf
If you’re a sports turf manager, you’re well-acquainted with the controversy about playing surfaces. You’ve probably even joined the debate a time or two, at least to justify your choice between a natural or artificial field.
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Grub damage to a grass field Late Summer Grub Control
Like you, beetles prefer healthy turf! Good turf and soil conditions are beneficial for the development of eggs and larvae, so female beetles prefer to lay their eggs in healthy turf stands.
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Soccer field Seeding Double
Both overseeding and dormant seeding go a long way in maintaining a healthy field. Here’s what you need to know about each.
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A wide angle shot of a baseball field. Spring Success Starts Now
With the spring season months past and summer baseball and softball coming to a close, it’s easy to want to take a break from all the action, leave the field behind, and enjoy a break from the grind. However, the 2022 season will eventually arrive.
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Poison hemlock Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace? How to Tell
You may have heard about poison hemlock in the news recently, as it’s making headlines for its aggressive growth in the United States this year. The invasive plant is spreading throughout the country, and with it, concerns about the severe risks it poses.
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Foliar-Pak Foundation Forty and CSi L jugs Enhanced Summer Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
We live in an instant gratification society. Luckily, Foliar-Pak has two products that work together well to provide immediate summer stress relief.
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Man driving a forklift in a warehouse Get to Know Our Newest Facility in Wheeling, Illinois
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. The warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois, is the newest addition to our family of facilities.
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Employee Spotlights: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House
Meet three of our hardworking operations employees: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House.
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Seeding Into Heavy Traffic Areas
The seeding strategies I am talking about today are focused on low-budget, high-sensitivity projects in heavy traffic areas that have been neglected to the point where someone would ask for my help.
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seed germination Stopping Seed Mortality with Proper Moisture Management
hile getting grass seed to grow seems to involve anything but absolutes, consistently providing these critical components will help maximize the return on investment from your seed.
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Grass Seed Update
As we approach the fall seeding season, we want to make you aware of the current seed harvest situation, market conditions, and the impact on price and availability.
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