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fresh lines and grass on Bluemuda Field The Benefits of Bluemuda on Athletic Fields
Bluemuda is a concept of growing warm and cool season grasses together, year-round in the transition zone.
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rain falling on grass Preparing Your Turf for Winter Dormancy
Despite difficult weather, you can still prepare your turf for winter with these tips.
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Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry
To know “what is going on in the industry,” volunteer at these organizations, especially the younger generation! See firsthand how you can make a difference! Below is a list of a few of the organizations in the Midwest. Be sure to search online or ask your colleagues about additional organizations for your profession.
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two gentleman smiling while holding awards Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer Receive the 2017 MRTF’s Award of Achievement
We are proud to announce that two of our very own, Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer, were among the recipients of the 2017 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation’s Award of Achievement. The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation is an organization that supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry. Each year since […]
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Dan Shemon and Joe Singles smiling for portrait Employee Spotlight: Dan Shemon and Joe Singles
Did you know that Detroit was the first city to have a concrete highway? Of course, it was only one mile on Woodward Avenue, but a small start can lead to something great. It led to Michigan being the first in many transportation innovations like superhighways and painted road centerlines. For us, we are excited […]
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grass close-up Breathe Life into Turf That’s Running Behind
Turf that lacks color, density, and general good health may benefit from a recovery program.
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grub damage at a field Is There Another Reason Your Field or Lawn Doesn’t Want to Recover?
As we wind down another summer, we begin to see how much of our turf damage is related to the summer weather, and that which leaves us looking for another explanation. Cooler days and nights will provide our landscapes with some much-needed relief and recovery; however, most of us will experience some turf that continues to look like mid-August.
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grubs damage in the dirt Watch Out for These Insects This Fall
The number of insects wreaking havoc this time of year is decreasing, especially on ornamentals. However, there are some insects still active.
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equipment machine on soccer field Aerification for Sports Turf
Aerification is chiefly important for stopping soil compaction. Soil compaction can hinder or avert oxygen movement into the root zone and the percolation of water. It can also hinder the addition of better mediums and nutrients into the soil profile. All of these issues will, in turn, hurt root growth, making the turf less healthy […]
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four different products lined up Use Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium to Build Roots with the Foliar-Pak Fall Rooting Program
When planning for fall fertility, you should think, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and roots.
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four different foliar-pak products Foliar-Pak Winter Preparation Program: Fall Foliar
As summer draws to the end and the days grow shorter it is important to turn attention to preparing your turfgrass for cold weather.
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seeding close-up Seeding 101: The Basics of a Successful Seeding
Getting Mother Nature’s help would greatly aid our endeavors, but alas, we all know we can’t totally rely on Mother Nature to get the job done right every time. However, there are several things WE can do to increase the chances for a successful seeding.
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ENP branding ENP TO MARKET FOLIAR-PAK BRAND NATIONALLY
Beginning summer 2017, EnP will market its Foliar-Pak brand of fertilizers nationally and retire the EnP Turf brand.
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Overseeding What To Do After Overseeding
Areas of your playing surface may start to thin as the turf receives traffic. Overseeding will help these thin areas fill back in to maintain 100% cover. Here are a few tips to ensure the overseeding process is successful during and after.
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The ATS Order And Delivery Process The ATS Order And Delivery Process
During my days as a superintendent, the ordering process was a simple one: I would contact my Advanced Turf Solutions representative, Alex Cannon, with my product needs and they would arrive a short time later. Now that I am a Regional Operations Manager for Advanced Turf Solutions, I can tell you the process is considerably more complicated than just a "pull and ship" system. Today, I would like to elaborate on the journey your order takes from its inception to assembly and shipment to your doorstep.
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The Fine Points Of Fall Overseeding
A lack of overseeding athletic fields or overseeding at the incorrect rates can be major reasons why athletic fields fail. Late summer is the time to make sure you’re overseeding your athletic fields.
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gentleman applying top dressing on baseball field Don’t Make These Mistakes While Using Topdressing On Athletic Fields
Mistakes can happen when using topdressing. We address a few of them here to save you time and worry.
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How To Prepare Your Athletic Field For Winter
In the northern regions of the country, we are always getting ready for some season. Whether it is putting patio furniture away or getting our cars checked out for winter, we have to prepare for the upcoming season. Your athletic field is no different. We need to prepare the field to handle the harsh conditions […]
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Quick Spring Ready Checklist For Fields Of All Levels
Winter is quickly ending and it’s time to get your sports field ready for play in the spring. Here are 4 quick tips to check-off for spring play.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products
Back Your Turf with Bayer- ATS Is Proud to Bring You Science for a Better Life
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Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015 Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015
With the development of the RTF ( Rhizomatous tall fescue ), Barenbrug’s research group identified three distinctly different tall fescue morphotypes: Continental, Rhizomatous, and Mediterranean.  Of these three groups, the Continental-types are by far the most common. Evolving north of the Alps and Pyrenees mountains, Continental-types have been the mainstay of turf-type tall fescue breeding and production since the introduction of Rebel some 30 plus years ago. Named varieties of Continental-type tall fescue now number in the hundreds and are used throughout the world.
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