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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
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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Guide to In-Season Field Maintenance
Pre-game, post-game, and before and after practice, there are many tasks to keep your field in great shape all season long. Keep it all straight with this handy guide.
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Athletic Field Irrigation Startup Checklist and Best Practices
Find out how to get your irrigation system ready for the season with this startup checklist and best practices.
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Does your mound need to be repaired? Follow these steps to make sure your mound is repaired correctly. The Step-by-Step Guide to Mound Repair
Does your mound need to be repaired? Follow these steps to make sure your mound is repaired correctly.
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Life at Advanced Turf: How We Maintain Our Small Company Feel
With 20 locations and a presence in 10 states, we may seem like a large company, but we pride ourselves in preserving the small company feel that we had when we first started in 2001.
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Crisp-Edges How to Edge Infields and Warning Tracks
Several goals can be accomplished by the basic task of edging an infield. Two categories encompass edging an infield: in-season and pre/post-season.
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Smart Turf: How to Add Infield Mix
Jamie Mehringer, VP of Sports Turf at Advanced Turf Solutions, explains how to properly add infield mix to an infield in easy to follow steps.
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Smart Start Program Smart Start Program
There are so many components to achieving an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and predictable playing surface that you might be asking yourself, “Where should I even start?” Advanced Turf Solutions’s Smart START Program is your answer. Smart START, which stands for Site Visit, Testing, Analysis, Recommendations, and Training, is the concept of using science-based testing to make the most accurate recommendations for your athletic fields.
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Rolling Infield Rolling Athletic Fields True or False
Here are some true and false scenarios to help make understanding mechanical rolling an easy check-off this season.
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z-spray guide Guide to Choosing the Perfect Z-Spray For Your Company
Lawn care companies come in many sizes with a wide variety of challenges. Z-Sprays can fix many of these challenges, but, with such a great selection of machines to meet your needs, how do you know which L.T. Rich machine is right for your company? Use this handy guide to help select the perfect Z-Spray.
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Guidelines 15 Guidelines to Always Remember When Maintaining Your Field
There are some things you should always remember to do when maintaining your sports field. Here are a few reminders for the future (in collaboration with J&D Turf).
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