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The All Star Summer Product Lineup For Summer Stress
July 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm Category: Around the Turf Scene Now that the “dog days” of summer are under way and the Major League Baseball All-Star game is behind us, Advanced Turf offers an all-star lineup of summer products to improve turf for the summer stresses to come. The combination of heat, humidity and rain […]
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Gratitude Opportunity And Chicken Poop Gratitude Opportunity And Chicken Poop
September 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm As summer hangs on, you can certainly feel the change of season. The longer shadows and cooler nights get us thinking about what’s ahead. This never gets old (easy for a former superintendent to say). On the sales end, education events and trade shows are transitioned into getting products […]
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A Tradition Of Expertise Client Education Plays An Essential Role In Custo A Tradition Of Expertise Client Education Plays An Essential Role In Custo
November 03, 2011 at 11:01 am Category: Advanced Turf’s Solutions It was August 1994. Steve Mattingly was attending his first Indiana State Lawn Care Association Field Day. Little did he know then how much his business would grow in the next seventeen years. Steve and his brothers began mowing lawns when they were in school. […]
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2016 January Employee Spotlight
January 27, 2016 at 10:11 pm Eric O’Hare and James Beever may be new to Advanced Turf Solutions, but they are not new to the turf industry. With ties going to back to their playing days as youths (Eric in golf and James in baseball), both have an understanding of how important turf is to […]
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Lemonade Anyone
September 22, 2015 at 11:37 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  There have been many weather related challenges along the way so far this year. Our May and June rains would have made Noah wish he had a bigger boat. This was followed by a fairly significant drought in most of our geographies. Needless to […]
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Foliar Pak Armament Technology Video Foliar Pak Armament Technology Video
January 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm Category: Product News Meet the star of the new Foliar-Pak product, MKS Turbo. Armament technology protects nutrients from interactions, antagonisms, and tie up in tank mixes and soil solutions, which greatly increases the availability and uptake of potassium, magnesium and sulfur into the plant. </div>
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Customer Spotlight Gary Bassett And The Sugar Creek Orchard
October 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm Sugar Creek Orchard started out on, as owner Gary Bassett relates, “little fields of corn and soybeans that were too small for big farm equipment to turn around in.” Five years later, the Sugar Creek Orchard owners have “dug 1,000 holes and planted 1,000 trees,” which have grown into […]
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2016 Summer Disease Control Program With Armortech
June 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm For controlling Dollar Spot, Anthracnose, Brown Patch, and Pythium, elect the ArmorTech Brands that can provide exceptional control while using the active ingredients that are proven while providing value within your budgets. Download the flyer here. 
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Why Do We Feed Plants Nitrogen If They Eat Water And Carbon Dioxide
February 09, 2016 at 9:45 am Spring is around the corner and pretty soon the grass and landscapes will be greening up. Prepay letters are going out and plans are being made for which products to use and when for the upcoming season. We will spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of […]
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Pre-Winter Checklist To Prepare Golf Courses For Winter
Even though we are still actively mowing and frost has not yet been a factor, it won’t be long before we will be itching to get back outside in weather that is 44 degrees, breezy, and feels like a heat wave. Winter is definitely around the corner. Before that happens, let’s make sure we do a […]
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Introduce Amortech Teb 360 Introduce Amortech Teb 360
November 18, 2011 at 8:52 am Category: Product News ArmorTech line provides tebuconazole fungicide to the golf and ornamental markets Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to announce the introduction of ArmorTech TEB 360, a foliar fungicide containing the active ingredient tebuconazole, to its chemical line up. Traditionally used in the agricultural market, the United Turf […]
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Winter Maintenance Jrm Inc. Products
January 08, 2012 at 11:59 pm Winter is the time for annual equipment maintenance and replacing bed knives on reel mowers is an important part of this process.  Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to now be an authorized dealer for JRM, American manufactured, bed knives.  In late 2002, JRM began research and development to engineer […]
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Why So Crabby
July 22, 2013 at 3:00 am. Three or four weeks ago you were probably thinking, “It looks like crabgrass may not be so bad this season.” Lawns looked good; everyone was happy. Add ten inches of rain, some oppressive heat, and an unfortunate mowing choice or two by well-meaning homeowners, and now you are humbled […]
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Spray Nozzles The Last Contact You Have With Applied Products
March 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm We are all aware that cost per acre of turf products can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars per acre. The last contact we have with these products are our spray nozzles. With that thought we would be well served to review and select the appropriate […]
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Weed Control On Dormant Bermuda And Zoysia
February 02, 2015 at 7:58 am Category: Around the Turf Scene Controlling weeds on dormant bermudagrass and zoysiagrass is a popular practice during the winter months. Many superintendents and athletic field managers choose to use glyphosate to control annual bluegrass and broadleaf weeds on dormant turf. Although very cost effective, timing is critical and it […]
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Early Season Health Leads To Season Long Success Early Season Health Leads To Season Long Success
May 04, 2015 at 2:54 pm An extreme winter left many with less than desirable conditions heading into the spring and led to recovery efforts, which put an early season emphasis on plant health. Continuing these recovery efforts into the growing season cannot be overstated. Weather and traffic stresses will be here soon and turf […]
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Fertilizer Update The Good The Bad And The Ugly
July 16, 2012 at 7:34 am The Good I will start with the Good but please keep reading because the Ugly may save you money next year.  The cost of Urea is down along with DAP and Potassium Sulfate from last year at this time. Mid Corn Belt, Great Lakes July 2nd, 2012 July 2nd, […]
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Check Your Snow And Ice Melt Supply Check Your Snow And Ice Melt Supply
January 06, 2013 at 12:36 pm As winter sets in, we have had a little snow and ice activity; just enough to get Advanced Turf warmed up for the season.  We are prepared for what may be up the pike. Check your inventories and make sure you have enough material to get you through.  We […]
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Keep Your Pets Away From A Winterized Sprayer Keep Your Pets Away From A Winterized Sprayer
November 04, 2013 at 3:00 am It’s no joke that a properly winterized sprayer (automotive antifreeze) can be hazardous to your pets’ health. That being said, an improperly winterized sprayer could be hazardous to your wallet. I don’t have data but I bet there are just as many sprayer parts sold at sprayer startup as […]
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Customer Spotlight Chris Fallot And Custom Landscape Service
July 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm Landscape project completed by Custom Landscape Service Nestled in the Southeast corner of Stark County, Ohio, is a thriving, small lawn care company called Custom Landscape Service, which has been providing lawn care services out of a 100-year-old farm for over 20 years. It offers several different services including: […]
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Athletic Field Expectations And Maintenance Plan Considerations
January 31, 2017 at 11:53 am Field expectations are frequently the measuring stick of success for an athletic field, regardless of its use. Different sports like football, soccer and lacrosse all create different demands placed upon a field, and, in many cases, the same field. Understanding your expectations is always the first key to success.  […]
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Budget Friendly Solutions How ATS Helped One Golf Course Grow Back Literall
November 03, 2011 at 11:00 am Category: Advanced Turf’s Solutions Summer 2010 in Central Indiana was brutal. It was the fourth hottest summer on record followed by a late summer through early fall drought. For Hickory Stick Golf Course, a public course just south of Indianapolis, the drought caused devastating damage to their turf. Matt […]
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Turf Tip Dont Overlook The Importance Of Cultivation Practices
January 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm At our annual sales meeting earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hearing Jerad Minnick speak to us about the importance of thinking “outside the box” when it comes to maintaining our natural grass sports fields. Jerad is a well-respected consultant to the sports turf industry and an […]
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3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Early Order Programs
September 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm Follow these 3 tips to take full advantage of early order programs (EOPs) this fall. 1.  Order Early This may seem obvious, order early to take advantage of early order programs, but many programs offer deeper discounts and better incentives earlier in the EOP season. For example, most manufacturer […]
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ATS Develops Transplant Dry ATS Develops Transplant Dry
November 18, 2011 at 8:48 am Category: Product News Transplant Dry: New transplant aid increases water and nutrient uptake while quickly establishing roots Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to introduce FoliarPak Transplant Dry a new transplant aid that combines the power of humic acids, seaweed extracts, viable mycorrhizae and other beneficial microbes. The powerful combination […]
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What Happened To My Turf The Critical Part Of A Diagnosis What Happened To My Turf The Critical Part Of A Diagnosis
October 10, 2016 at 7:42 am The summer of 2016 has been challenging for turf managers in our region. A common question that I keep getting asked by my colleagues is, “what happened to my turf?” The answer is complex. The weather this growing season has been brutal. The most challenging has been the summer; […]
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The Hawthorn Lace Bug Is Here
June 02, 2016 at 9:47 am The hawthorn lace bug is already on the move and causing damage. Just recently, we caught several munching on a serviceberry at our very own corporate headquarters. With the insect already causing damage, this would be a good time to talk more about it and how to treat for […]
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Total Spray Droplet Mgmt Infographic How To Minimize Off Target Spray Drift In 10 Easy Steps
February 09, 2016 at 8:41 am Pesticide applicators are under intense pressure to minimize damage and exposure caused by off-target spray drift and spray volatilization. There are several factors that affect a spray droplet throughout the application cycle – while it is in the tank, through the air, and on the target. We can minimize […]
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white grub of cockchafer on ground close up Land Shrimp Season
October 02, 2015 at 8:24 am Category: Around the Turf Scene Reflecting on conversations with customers over the past week, I think the topic of grubs came up frequently. Ohio State must have been receiving calls as well since Dr. Shetlar did an OTF Turf Tips video on the topic. So, let’s talk about grubs! […]
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Armortech New Optimizer Green Shade Armortech New Optimizer Green Shade
November 18, 2011 at 8:50 am Category: Product News Optimizer Green Shade: New pigment spray additive from United Turf Alliance optimizes protection, color, accuracy Optimizer Green Shade is a green pigment spray additive and the latest addition to the line of turf and ornamental products offered by Advanced Turf Solutions, a distributor of United Turf […]
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Late Fall Winterization Of Athletic Fields Late Fall Winterization Of Athletic Fields
November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am It is crucial to the over all health and vigor of an athletic field playing surface to receive the proper winterization, although depending on the surface you are dealing with the timing may differ.  Football and soccer fields for instance may have play well into November which will have […]
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Baseball Camp Adding Infield Mix To A Leadoff Area For Baseball
September 23, 2013 at 3:00 am With fall baseball quickly approaching, many coaches and groundskeepers are looking for a way to add material to the leadoff area at 1st base to bring the area up to grade.  This will get play through fall before the entire infield surface will be laser graded after fall play.  […]
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Using Growing Degree Day Models For Plant Protectant Applications Using Growing Degree Day Models For Plant Protectant Applications
April 09, 2012 at 7:18 am GDD models can be a great tool for forecasting plant protectant applications critical to landscape management. If you do a search on the Internet for GDD Tracker you will find the site that many universities contribute information and models for. Some of the areas covered are Seed Head Timing, […]
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Winterkill on bermuda fairways in SW IN Seed You Later
August 18, 2014 at 3:00 am What a summer! We have seen record-setting cold summer temperatures across the Midwest. It was the coldest summer in Lexington, KY since 1911. With the cool night temperatures and low humidity, cool season grasses have seen little or no summer decline or stress for the most part, and cool […]
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Marcus Sczesny Employee Spotlight April
April 15, 2015 at 11:41 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Spring is a fun, exciting, and busy time for ATS and no one knows that better than the employees in operations. They work very hard to achieve customer satisfaction by getting orders ready and out to our customers. Let’s get to know two operations […]
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Baseball Field Using Baseball Field Drying Agent Properly Will Save More Than Just Your Ga
June 25, 2012 at 3:00 am Rain outs cost sports organizations thousands of dollars every year.  With so many drying agents on the market today, which ones do you use and which ones should you avoid?  There are several different types of soil conditioners and dying agents. Vitrified Clay drying agents also known as expanded […]
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Surrounding area treated with Foliar-Pak products Improve Your Spring Poa Annua Seedhead Control Program
February 18, 2013 at 3:00 am Spring golf is not far off in the Midwest.  With every spring comes a flush of seedheads where poa annua is present.  A well-timed plant growth regulator application each spring will reduce poa annua seedhead emergence, improve course appearance, and reduce mowing frequency. One practice to reduce discoloration and […]
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Poa Annua Seedhead Control Poa Annua Seedhead Control
February 24, 2014 at 3:00 am Achieving optimal poa annua seedhead control has proven to be a challenging task. I have witnessed situations where several courses have sprayed the same products / rates on the same days, yet their results varied greatly. There are many biotypes of poa annua, and they react differently to various […]
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How To Add New Mix And Level Baselines
June 27, 2016 at 9:51 am Maintaining baselines that create a smooth and safe surface can be challenging. The photos below outline the process of adding new material to baselines. This leveling process will work on any baseball surface. Keep in mind, if leveling with a board, address all “lips” before grading. Step 1 Edge […]
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Foliar Pak Winter Preparation Program
October 13, 2016 at 9:45 am As daylight hours decrease in the fall, turfgrass naturally undergoes a process called hardening off. It’s the plant’s way to defend against freezing and winter damage by building tolerance to cold temperatures. Turfgrass hardens off by storing carbohydrates in the cells of the crown and root tissues, increasing cell […]
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