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close up of home plate and gentleman leveling the dirt in the infield Let’s Play! Checklist for Practices and Game Days
The game season is starting, and you're prepping your fields for play! It's time to fertilize and overseed any worn areas in the turf and repair the infield after a winter's nap. Once the turf and infield are in tip-top shape, here's a handy reminder of the steps to make sure your field can withstand the rigors of practice and game day. 
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Bring Your Turf into New Life with These Tips
Our golf courses, sports turf, and lawns are now breaking dormancy and coming into their own new life. Here are some products that will help your turf along the way.
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sprayer calibration Essential Guide to Sprayer Calibration
Steel Green Manufacturing​ explains how to calibrate​ a sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate of chemistry for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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dylan staley, stephen hill, michael thomas Employee Spotlights: Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas
Our employees work hard to provide excellent service to our customers. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, let’s celebrate three of our hardworking drivers, Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas. Dylan Staley CDL Driver in Fishers, IN Employee Since 2016 Dylan’s current role at ATS involves transferring products between locations. He enjoys his role […]
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matchpoint insecticide Will Annual Blue Grass Weevil (ABW) Threaten Your Course? What You Need to Know Now.
We asked Corteva a few questions about the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW). Hear about where the insect is causing problems today, where it's spreading, how to identify if it's the issue, how to treat it, and more in this Q&A.
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crab grass Differences Between Prodiamine and Dimension
Learn the differences between Prodiamine and Dimension so you have the most success at pre-emergent applications this spring.
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steelgreen ride-on sprayer-spreader The Benefits of Ride-On Sprayer-Spreaders on Athletic Fields
A ride-on sprayer-spreader is not just for residential and commercial properties. This machine is handy on sports fields as well. It can help with more effective applications and make a field manager more efficient.
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steve lord Advanced Turf Welcomes Stephen Lord to the Team
Former Head Groundskeeper joins Advanced Turf as a sales representative.
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holiday hours 2020 Holiday Hours
Check out the schedule of our holiday hours.
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jars in yellow purple and green hexagons Tank Mix Compatibility and Jar Testing
If you are getting ready to spray with multiple products and are not sure if they will be compatible, then to be safe, you should do a jar test.
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steelgreen snow plow Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New Snowplow Attachment Available This Fall
Available this fall, the SG Snowplow comes with the plow, winter tires assembly, LED lights, and attachment kit and costs $3,995. The attachment kit includes hydraulics, hoses, brackets and fittings, and will be compatible with other attachments available from Steel Green Manufacturing in the future.
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early order your way Early Order Your Way: 2020 Programs for Sports Turf
Early order programs aren't just for golf! Sports turf managers can take advantage of major manufacturer rebates plus extra discounts and extended payment terms on exclusive ATS brands too.
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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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aerification of field Cool-Season Sports Turf: Fall Aerification and Seeding
Aerification and seeding are kind of like macaroni and cheese. Good by themselves, but so much better together. Aside from mowing and a balanced fertility program, aerification, and seeding are the two most basic operations required to successfully manage established sports fields.
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laser grading baseball field Achieve Great Infields with Laser Grading
If you are constructing a new baseball or softball field or planning a renovation project, one major component in the process will be laser grading. Find out what benefits this technology can bring to your infields.
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late summer turf recovery Late Summer Turf Recovery: Prepare and Execute
It’s that time of year again; time evaluate the turf conditions at your facility or property and prepare for late summer turf recovery and early fall renovation. Let’s review a few basic concepts to get a leg up on a busy fall.
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applications with adjuvants 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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dead grass Soil Surfactant Rescue Applications with Precision Labs
Localized dry spot is prevalent this year. A good water management plan with soil surfactant applications can help. If a proactive program was not employed, rescue treatments can be effective, but understanding how products influence the behavior of water at the surface and in the soil will help give us more control over turfgrass conditions.
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aerial of brown patch study 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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berlin edges Edges Advice: Head Baseball Coach Mike Weaver
First and foremost, I would say I’m not an expert. So, I rely on the recommendations of the experts at ATS, like Brian French, who I owe a lot to for our fields and the condition they are in at only two years old. Second, we only cut the infields with a push mower 2x […]
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laser grading baseball field Advanced Turf Solutions Sports Services
Not sure where to begin performing maintenance, renovation, or construction tasks? Learn more about what our sports services division offers.
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seeding problem during cool season 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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soilsolver 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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spectrum technologies inc Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Soil Moisture and Compaction Measurement Products from Spectrum Technologies, Inc.
Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to carry Spectrum Technologies, Inc.’s line of affordable measurement technology for soil moisture and compaction.
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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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AskATS #AskATS Sports Turf Edition
Thoughts on hydroseeding bluegrass for soccer fields? Past experience, pros and cons? Compared to traditional slit? –@_GodMadeAFarmer Brian Winka: “I don’t have any experiences hydroseeding soccer fields, but I know that it can be an economically effective way to seed if needed. I prefer slit seeding with a good seeder, like a Charterhouse, because it […]
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fraze mowing Smart Turf: Fraze Mowing
April and May offer a window for fraze mowing, especially now that fields are temporarily unavailable for play. Read about the fraze mowing process and how ATS can help improve the health of your field.
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base anchors being built Smart Turf: Building a Set of Base Anchors
Check out our Smart Turf guide to building your own set of base anchors.
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baseball field before treatment A Great Tank Mix to Control Unwanted Grass and Weeds on Warning Tracks and Infields During Social Distancing Due to COVID-19
Collectively, we are in a challenging time. Playing surfaces are out of play with social distancing due to COVID-19. Baseball and softball infields and warning tracks can quickly become covered in weeds and unwanted grass.
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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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