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sand-silt-clay Interpreting Infield Test Results: Sand
Understanding infield test results allows you to adjust the composition of your field accordingly. Infield test results include an analysis of silt and clay, which we discussed in a recent blog post. Today, we’ll look at the results pertaining to sand. 
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shovel in bucket on infield How to Collect an Infield Sample
Like soil testing, infield testing gives you valuable information about the makeup of your field. That information will help you identify and correct any problems proactively. The first step of the process is collecting a sample, which is simple when you follow these steps.
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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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Interpreting Infield Test Results: Silt and Clay
For your infield to perform well, it needs the proper mix of sand, silt, and clay. Any material between 0.05 mm and 0.002 mm in size is considered silt or clay. It’s a good idea to test your infield mix regularly to understand its composition.
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infield edge Using a Sod Cutter to Remove an Infield Lip
When infield material migrates into the edge of the grass, a raised “lip” forms and poses a safety hazard to athletes.
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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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Weed Control on Non-Grass Surfaces
Coming out of winter here in the Midwest, it’s common to see annual broadleaf weed infestation in the non-grass areas on baseball fields. Pests like Poa annua and chickweed grow everywhere from the warning track and infield skin to the bullpen and outdoor batting cages.
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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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Game Day Infield Hydration
From weather conditions like sunlight, wind speed, and humidity to circumstances like budget, level of play, and game timing, numerous factors affect how often you should water your infield. 
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in-flow Wet or Dry!
Whether the weather is too wet or too dry, In-Flow can help manage moisture in your infield profile.
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Show Us Your Edges and Win During #Edgesweek
May 22-May 28, 2022, is Edges Week. Starting on May 22, we are celebrating with a photo contest. The Twitter user who posts a photo of their field’s edges and gets the most votes will win a Yeti Rambler® 30 oz Travel Mug and a Yeti Rambler® 12 oz Colster® Can Insulator. The voting will […]
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How to Repair Batter’s Boxes
Are the batter’s boxes on your field showing wear? Do you know how to repair them? Here are instructions 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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baseball field in the rain Preparing Your Infield for a Rain Event
Many coaches and sports field managers have been challenged by Mother Nature this spring and continue to look for solutions to keep games scheduled. Here are a few recommendations to help prepare your infield before it rains.
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home plate aligned with string lines How to Install a New Home Plate
Home plate is literally the cornerstone of any baseball or softball field, with the other rest of the layout based on it.
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completed pitcher's mound with string line across the middle Budget-Friendly Mound Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the mound on your field?
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Budget-Friendly Home Plate Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the home plate area?
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birdseye view of varsity and practice field A Team Effort and a Big Win
Jeff Keifer wears many hats: high school social studies teacher by day, baseball coach by night, dad 24/7.  As the head coach of the Westerville Central High School baseball team, Keifer had the opportunity to coach both of his sons when they were in high school. In fact, his sons were the ones who persuaded […]
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pitching rubber How to Replace a Pitching Rubber
The pitching rubber is an important part of any baseball or softball field. Because it receives so much wear, the rubber will eventually need to be replaced. How often you replace it will depend on the quality of the rubber and the amount and level of play it sees. The process is similar regardless, and […]
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tractor driving on infield and creating dust The Problem With High-Silt Infields
High-silt infields have maintenance issues throughout the year because they lack the appropriate proportions of silt and clay.
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Adding New Infield Mix to Existing Material
At some point, all infield surfaces will require the addition of new mix. The process is time-consuming (8+ hours), but adding new mix to the existing infield surface is worth it. Adding new mix maintains smooth transitions, creates a consistent ball roll, and eliminates the possibility of standing water collecting at the back arc after […]
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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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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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Wet Baseball Field Infield Maintenance After Rain: What NOT to Do
When it comes to managing rainwater on your infield, the approach you take can have long-term effects.
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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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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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laser grading new construction Laser Grading 101
Laser grading plays a significant role in the construction of new baseball or softball fields and planning a renovation project. It also plays a role in yearly field maintenance. Taking advantage of this technology will provide numerous benefits to your infields. What is laser grading? Laser grading involves using laser technology to grade an infield […]
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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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lip on infield with water Infield Lip Prevention and Repair
What is an infield “lip,” and how do you manage it?
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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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grass seed pile against white Grass Seed Germination Times
Not all types of grass seed germinate at the same rate. Knowing germination times can help you choose the best seed type for your needs.
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Essential Sports Field Products for Spring
Getting your athletic field ready for the season? Don’t forget to pick up these essential products and tools.
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average soil temperature in Downers Grove Time to Adjust Your Broadleaf Weed Control
The last few years have felt like the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. The growing season is getting later and staying warmer. Spring is slow to warm up, and then we jump straight into 90-degree days.
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green grass in the snow How to Help Turf Recover From Winter
March brings hope for spring, along with questions about how to help turf recover from winter. Here are a few cultural practices to ensure a smooth transition from one season to the next.
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layered infield Why a Layered Infield Is a Problem
Unlike cake, an infield isn’t better with layers. In fact, a layered infield is bound to have severe issues in the spring.
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nutsedge Yellow Nutsdge Q&A with FMC
We asked Tina Bond, Technical Service Manager with FMC Professional Solutions, and Kent Turner, FMC Professional Solutions Market Specialist T&O Midwest, a few questions about yellow nutsedge. Learn when yellow nutsedge begins to show up, what turf conditions create a perfect environment for the development of it and more in this Q&A.
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goosegrass Goosegrass Q&A with Bayer
We asked Zac Reicher, from Bayer’s Green Solutions Team, a few questions about goosegrass. Learn about the turf conditions that create a perfect environment for goosegrass development, what challenges we face controlling it, how to treat it, and a few other things in this Q&A.
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