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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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scary turf stories Scary Turf Stories
Scary stories are just more fun during Halloween. Advanced Turf Sales Rep Mike Werth tells us a real-life scary turf story.
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Helpful Reminders Button Up Your Golf Course With These Helpful Reminders
It won’t be long before we are wishing for summer heatwaves instead of winter’s cold and snow. Before that happens, let’s make sure your golf courses are ready. Here a few things to remember to button up your golf course for winter.
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Winter Golf Steer Clear of These Things Going Into Winter
The 2019 season has been a rollercoaster that has left most eager to blow out the irrigation system and walk away from the year. But not so fast. Below are just a few things you do not want to do before this season’s end. Don’t fall face-first into the finish line. Finishing strong will set you up for a better 2020.
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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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Treating Take-All Patch
Take-all patch is a disease of creeping bentgrass that can occur on golf course greens, tees, and fairways.
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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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Fall Herbicide Applications: Get the Upper Hand on Weeds
As the days of summer wind down and we turn our attention to fall, it is time to consider fall herbicide applications.
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Poa annua_seedhead_suppression How to Make Your Fall Proxy Application Successful
Proxy applications are essential to Poa Annua seedhead suppression. With the fall Proxy application timeframe nearing, here is what you need to know to make it as successful as possible.
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Gear Up for Two Important Fall Applications
What's new on the spring dead spot front? Find out here.
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Late Summer Turf Recovery
As we hit the midpoint of August, it’s time to evaluate the turf conditions at your facility or property and make plans for late summer turf recovery and early fall renovation.
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Bowman's ProTurf Perfecting Lawn Care Marketing Strategy: Bowman’s ProTurf Customer Spotlight
Two years after taking over the family lawn care business, Andrew Bowman could not be happier. His family business is thriving with an abundance of new opportunities and growth. How was this achieved in just a few years? By improving two critical aspects of every lawn care marketing strategy: word-of-mouth marketing and name recognition. Here's how this was achieved.
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Large Patch Combating Large Patch
Large patch is a destructive disease occurring in both the fall and spring when extended periods of saturated soil and overall wetness create ideal conditions for development. The best way to keep large patch off your course is to treat for it preventively.
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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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Tips for a Successful Fall Seeding
The fall season is a perfect time to thicken up your existing lawn or establish a new lawn. As you prepare for the fall seeding, here are a few tips to consider.
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Don’t Let the Dog Days of Summer Get to You!
As we get into the craziness of summer, don’t let the day-to-day grind beat you up. It is very easy to completely submerge yourself in the problems that you face every day.
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Foliar-Pak XCD Why You Should Buy Coated Seed
The debate on whether to use coated seed or uncoated seed has a long history, with many on both sides. Advanced Turf favors the use of coated seed and discusses why you should buy it over uncoated seed in this blog.
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Rejuvenating Turf After Record Rainfall
The constant rain not only limits our opportunities for outdoor activities, but it is also beginning to have a negative impact on turfgrass. Find out what you can do to rejuvenate the turf.
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Rain Drowning Your Profits? Strategies to Improve Revenue and Cash Flow
The weather has impacted mowing, fertilizer treatments, weed control, insect control, landscaping projects, ornamental bed, and tree care revenue this year. So, what can one do?
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Ginny Smith Women’s Golf Month Spotlight: Ginny Smith
In honor of Women’s Golf Month, we are commemorating a woman who has been blazing a trail in the golf industry since she was a teenager. Here’s how she got started, the hurdles she’s met, and how she’s been successful in a male-dominated industry.
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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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High Alert for Pythium Root Rot
After breaking records for rainfall amounts in most of the Midwest region this spring, superintendents need to be on high alert for Pythium root rot.
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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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north carolina Tips to Remember for North Carolina Bermudagrass and Bentgrass
Summer in North Carolina means different things, depending on where you manage a golf course in the state and what type of grass you are managing. With the season in full swing and summer quickly approaching, here are a few tips to remember for North Carolina bentgrass and bermudagrass.
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Taking on a Full Course Remodel: Chase Walden Customer Spotlight
At a time when Golf Course Superintendents have been forced to drop major construction projects off of their to-do lists, Chase Walden has found himself in the opposite situation. As the Golf Course Superintendent at Old Oakland Golf Club, Walden’s to-do list has been packed full of major construction for the last three years. The […]
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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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For the Betterment of Chicagoans: Reid Neumann Customer Spotlight
Careers in golf course management and lawn care are stressful at times and require long hours. Reid Neumann, who works in both industries, believes it’s all worth it when he can help others.
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Dandelions: It’s All About Perspective
What do you think about dandelions?
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Don’t Over Do It: Why Too Much Water is Bad for Turf
It’s no secret that proper irrigation is an essential part of having a lush, green lawn. But what will happen in your quest for the greenest lawn in the neighborhood if you decide to be a little too generous with the water?
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Controlling Silvery Thread Moss
Silvery thread moss is becoming the new "dollar spot" nuisance for putting greens. Find out what you can do to get rid of this on your course.
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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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First Applications for Ornamentals
What should the first couple of ornamental applications look like? Here are a few tips on products you might want to consider.
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Strategies to Lower the Risk of Anthracnose
Although you will be busy with spring cleanup in the next few weeks, now is the time to start thinking about those first applications to your turf.
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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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tree_shrub What You Need to Know If Your Thinking of Offering Tree and Shrub Fertilization to Your Customers
You've had a few customers ask for tree and shrub fertilization, but you currently do not offer it. Read on to see what you should know about offering tree and shrub fertilization to your customers.
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Check Fungi at the Door in the Transition Zone
The Transition Zone is a challenging place to grow and maintain turfgrass, whether you are growing it in your lawn or on a golf course. However, as a Superintendent, perfection is expected. Ensuring fungal diseases are kept at bay is one way to help reach that perfection. In this blog, we explore two ways you can help ensure fungal diseases don’t keep your Transition Zone course from perfection this spring.
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Cost-Saving Tips for Fungicide Programs
Fungicides can be expensive. Use these cost-saving tips to save money on your fungicide program this season.
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Spotlight on Southeastern Michigan: Early Season Application Best Practices
There is a ton of information out there, but sometimes you just want information tailored to you. If you work on a course in Southeastern Michigan, check out these early season application best practices to keep your course on track for the season.
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