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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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Annual Bluegrass Weevil Annual Blue Weevil Q&A with Bayer
We asked Paul Giordano, Ph.D., from Bayer’s Green Solutions Team, a few questions about the annual bluegrass weevil. Learn where the insect predominantly is today, if it’s spreading, how to treat for it, and a few other things in this Q&A. In what areas does the annual bluegrass weevil predominantly cause issues? Historically, the annual […]
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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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Three Quick Tips for a Successful Spring Overseeding
Is your turf looking a little thin or damaged? It might be time to plan a spring overseeding. Check out these three tips for success!
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close up of a flower in the grass Consider These Herbicide Options to Prevent Resistance
I believe over the past 20-30 years the horticultural market has overused glyphosate, therefore making it less effective due to herbicide sensitivity/resistance. I want to preserve this chemistry for future generations and hence recommend other chemical options.
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white flowers and green leaves Predict Pest Emergence with Phenological Indicators
Phenology is the study of naturally recurring biological events in plant and insect life cycles. You can use things like plant bud break or bloom time to predict when certain weeds will emerge or when certain insects will hatch.
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close up of red roses Get Ready for Three Key Spring Applications
Let’s review some of the key spring applications that will make or break on how your season will go.
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close of crabgrass Crabgrass Control and Seeding Strategies for Cool-Season Sports Turf
There are plenty of pre and post-emergence herbicides to control crabgrass in cool-season turfgrass, but they all have certain intervals when one cannot seed. Here several sports field scenarios and tips to fit the herbicides around the seeding windows.
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Poa seedhead emergence Spring Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression on Cool-Season Turf
If you are monitoring growing degree day accumulations to plan your spring Proxy sprays, the above-normal winter temperatures thus far have your spring Proxy spray fast approaching.
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Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan with a lightbulb Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan
Before finalizing your agronomic plan, check out these quick, helpful tips!
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8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf 8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf
If you who work with warm-season turf, you may be loading your sprayer with a non-selective herbicide, like glyphosate or glufosinate, for weed control now or soon. To keep applications going smoothly, follow these guidelines. Assess your warm-season turf’s dormancy. What is your turfgrass’s current level of dormancy? Is it just going into dormancy? Is […]
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three pieces of Crabgrass Making the Most of Pre-Emergents: Save Time and Some Budget With These Comprehensive Tips
If Superintendents want to control weeds like crabgrass on their courses, they must apply pre-emergents. There's no getting around it. However, there are a few tips Superintendents can use to save time and a little budget when making pre-emergent applications.
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2020 Winter Education Seminar post 2020 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is continuing its tradition of hosting education seminars across our trade area. Select a seminar to view the agenda and RSVP online.
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members golfing on a golf course A Country Club Member’s Glossary of Terms
Every year, Mother Nature has her way of throwing curveballs to those individuals that are responsible for maintaining fine turf. This year spring rains were excessive and lasted well into June. Summer was hot, humid, and saw very little rain, while the fall was also hot and dry. Now, in early November, we have witnessed […]
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Landscaping with Weigela Shrubs and Rock Retaining Wall Ultimate Ornamental Package: Building Strong Soils to Grow Strong Trees and Shrubs
You may have used Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package on annuals to get big beautiful blooms, but have you used this mixture to nourish your trees and shrubs? Find out how.
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Scary Turf Stories with Brian French 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 with mike werth 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 for buttoning up your golf course 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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landscape view of a golf course during the winter 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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front view of garage with fresh green grass around it 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 post 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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A close up of yellow dandelions in a green lawn 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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close up of grass with dark patches Gear Up for Two Important Fall Applications
What's new on the spring dead spot front? Find out here.
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gentleman golfing on the golf course 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 branding 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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blue sky and sun shining 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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grass seed pile 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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Happy Jack Russell Terrier pet dog lying down on green grass 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 Alternate Color Seed 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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close up of grass with water on them 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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A heavy rain falls in sunshine 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 headshot 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 branding 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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cellphone and frog sitting on golf course surface 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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close up of rocks and minerals 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 sign 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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