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Close-up of golf ball during sunrise. How to Maximize Fungicide Performance
With a set budget and limitless expectations from golfers, you need to maximize the performance of your fungicide applications.
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Grass regenerate in the garden. Why You Shouldn’t Plant Cool-Season Grass in the Summer
Spring and fall are the recommended times to plant cool-season grasses. Why not summer?
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Weed Control on Non-Grass Surfaces
Coming out of winter here in the Midwest, it’s common to see annual broadleaf weed infestation in the non-grass areas on baseball fields. Pests like Poa annua and chickweed grow everywhere from the warning track and infield skin to the bullpen and outdoor batting cages.
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Growth Regulators: What Are Your Goals?
There are many turfgrass growth regulators on the market today. Each of these regulators controls the growth of different turfgrass varieties in distinct ways with varying intensity.
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Ivy League: Columbia Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Columbia is one of five locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016. Andrew Palmer has been the facility manager in Columbia since 2017. Tony Hicks is the assistant facility manager and has been with ATS […]
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Macro shot of human hand drawing green check mark in checklist Cool-Season Fungicide Guidelines
Fungicide programs are as unique as the golf courses that depend on them every year.
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Game Day Infield Hydration
From weather conditions like sunlight, wind speed, and humidity to circumstances like budget, level of play, and game timing, numerous factors affect how often you should water your infield. 
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in-flow Wet or Dry!
Whether the weather is too wet or too dry, In-Flow can help manage moisture in your infield profile.
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Directional-Mow-Chart How to Use the Directional Mow Chart
Changing the direction of mowing and cleanup on your golf course isn’t just about appearance, although that is a valuable benefit. The practice also promotes turfgrass health.
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Golf Carts on Path Mitigating Cart Damage
As if there is not enough stress on your turf throughout the season, cart damage can be that thorn in your side you could do without. Like the weather, it is unavoidable. However, there are ways to mitigate the wear and damage.
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What You Should Know About Chinch Bugs
Chinch bugs are flying insects that damage lawns as adults and nymphs by extracting nutrients from the plants and feeding on grass blades. The damage is often confused with summer drought.
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Show Us Your Edges and Win During #Edgesweek
May 22-May 28, 2022, is Edges Week. Starting on May 22, we are celebrating with a photo contest. The Twitter user who posts a photo of their field’s edges and gets the most votes will win a Yeti Rambler® 30 oz Travel Mug and a Yeti Rambler® 12 oz Colster® Can Insulator. The voting will […]
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How to Repair Batter’s Boxes
Are the batter’s boxes on your field showing wear? Do you know how to repair them? Here are instructions to help.
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Commonly Asked Questions About SOLAROUS
Managing putting greens through summer heat, drought, and stress requires a number of inputs. Fungicides, insecticides, foliar fertilizers, plant growth regulators, soil surfactants, and cultural practices are all keys to success on greens. Recent research at North Carolina State University has given us a new tool to include in summer spray programs.  SOLAROUS Chromatic Plant […]
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Make the Most Out of In-Season Edging
A clean, straight, and safe edge requires no additional money, just a bit of planning and work. Here are some tips to make the most of in-season edging:
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putting green Bermudagrass Summer Fungicide Applications
Fungicide applications depend on various factors, including the type of turfgrass you manage. Here are some recommendations you can follow for summer fungicide applications on bermudagrass.
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collage of three different portraits of fairy ring Preventing and Controlling Fairy Ring
Preventing and managing fairy rings on putting greens can be vexing. For example, 60+ species of fungi create fairy rings in turfgrass, and these species vary in their sensitivity to fungicides. 
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brown patch on putting greens Preventative Disease Treatment
Preventative disease treatment is ideal because it reduces headaches down the road. Here are our guidelines for preventative applications to treat dollar spot, Pythium root rot, summer patch, and brown patch.
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silhouette of a young man playing golf at sunset Protecting Your Golf Course in Summer Heat
With summer nearing, it’s a good time to plan how you’ll protect the turfgrass on your golf course in the heat. High temperatures and humidity are challenges superintendents navigate every year. Here are some solutions to help.
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grubs damage in the dirt White Grub Prevention Management: Which Option is Right for You?
When thinking about white grub prevention management, there are a few product options to consider. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and tetraniliprole (Tetrino).    Imidacloprid (Merit) Imidacloprid has been in the green industry for some time and is the most common preventative control for grubs. It is a […]
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baseball field in the rain Preparing Your Infield for a Rain Event
Many coaches and sports field managers have been challenged by Mother Nature this spring and continue to look for solutions to keep games scheduled. Here are a few recommendations to help prepare your infield before it rains.
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Additive Tank Products Additive Products You Should Have in Your Tank
Whether you're spraying fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides, there are three additive products you should have in your tank. They provide health benefits, long-lasting color, and keep poor water quality from tying up products in your spray tank.  
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home plate aligned with string lines How to Install a New Home Plate
Home plate is literally the cornerstone of any baseball or softball field, with the other rest of the layout based on it.
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crabgrass It’s Not Too Late to Apply Pre-Emergents
There are two main active ingredients you can still use for pre-emergent applications: prodiamine and dithiopyr (Dimension). We have in-stock products with both active ingredients, and we’ll help you determine which is right for you.
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Tank Mixing Creating a Very Valuable Tool Out of Tank Mixing
Tank mixing multiple products into a spray solution is an especially valuable tool to utilize due to labor shortages.  
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PGR 113 MC PGR Use on Golf Courses
For busy superintendents, plant growth regulators (PGRs) are allies in the fight for efficiency. Not only do they reduce labor needs, but they also help turfgrass make the most of its limited resources through stressful conditions.
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completed pitcher's mound with string line across the middle Budget-Friendly Mound Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the mound on your field?
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yellowing leaves of a pin oak tree Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees
Like turfgrass, trees need nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. They also need other nutrients, including iron, manganese, and zinc. What happens when they’re lacking these, and how can you correct a deficiency? 
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Studying of a green grass through magnifying glass in a male hand, ecology, botany How to Investigate a Lawn Problem
One of your customers calls with an ambiguous description of a problem in their lawn, expecting you to immediately know what it is and how to solve it. What should you do?
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Lawn or turf with rust. fungal disease caused by Puccinia. Rust infected turf has a yellow-brown color.  Grass blades reveals numerous yellow-orange pustules.  What the Color of Your Grass Is Trying to Tell You
If your grass has turned a color other than green, it’s probably trying to tell you something.
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https://www.advancedturf.com/product/armortech-tmi-2020/ Leaf Spot And Dollar Spot Disease Management
Cultural and disease management programs are essential for maintaining high-quality turf all season long. Prevent both leaf spot and dollar spot activity by using a broad-spectrum fungicide like ArmorTech TMI 2020 XL.
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unwanted weed growing green in gravel path Controlling Weeds in Gravel Areas
There are a few options when it comes to weed control in gravel areas. The best one for you will depend on the specific site you’re treating.
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Budget-Friendly Home Plate Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the home plate area?
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birdseye view of varsity and practice field A Team Effort and a Big Win
Jeff Keifer wears many hats: high school social studies teacher by day, baseball coach by night, dad 24/7.  As the head coach of the Westerville Central High School baseball team, Keifer had the opportunity to coach both of his sons when they were in high school. In fact, his sons were the ones who persuaded […]
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pitching rubber How to Replace a Pitching Rubber
The pitching rubber is an important part of any baseball or softball field. Because it receives so much wear, the rubber will eventually need to be replaced. How often you replace it will depend on the quality of the rubber and the amount and level of play it sees. The process is similar regardless, and […]
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gloved hand placing golf ball on tee with club next to it Preconditioning Your Turf Prior to Stress
It’s never too early to prepare for the onslaught of turf stress.
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tractor driving on infield and creating dust The Problem With High-Silt Infields
High-silt infields have maintenance issues throughout the year because they lack the appropriate proportions of silt and clay.
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Hand holding pH indicator comparing color to scale. Test the pH Adding a pH Correction Service
If you’re interested in adding a pH correction service to your lawn care offerings, don’t underestimate the power of soil testing. 
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Adding New Infield Mix to Existing Material
At some point, all infield surfaces will require the addition of new mix. The process is time-consuming (8+ hours), but adding new mix to the existing infield surface is worth it. Adding new mix maintains smooth transitions, creates a consistent ball roll, and eliminates the possibility of standing water collecting at the back arc after […]
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Sparse grass cover of lawn in arid area, water lack Spring Seeding and Weed Control
Although fall is the ideal time to seed, you may choose to seed in the spring for one reason or another. An issue you’ll run into with spring seeding is summer annual grassy weeds.
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