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Foliarfaq What Is In Your Products
February 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm What do you really know about the nutrients in your spray tank? Sure, you know the macro and micronutrients and any information provided on the label, but do you know the source of those nutrients? Do you know the quality or grade of the raw materials? Have you ever […]
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October Employee Spotlight
September 25, 2015 at 11:02 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Growing companies are full of new challenges, and it’s the employees who must shoulder the changing tasks within it. Working in the Hilliard warehouse, which is the second biggest warehouse in Advanced Turf Solutions and is the hub to the eastern section of the […]
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Part I Balancing Soils Understanding Critical Soil Relationships Carbon Nit
March 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm Category: Product News When soils are functionally balanced, the soil biological community is constantly working hard, not only to meet the plants short-term nutritional needs, but also enhancing the soil microenvironment to insure plant health in the long-term. As managers of turf, we are sometimes either impatient or feel […]
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Customer Spotlight Brandon Ecker And Mt. Vernon High School
November 14, 2016 at 11:20 am A few months ago, the plush varsity football field at Mt. Vernon High School was more mud than grass. Continuous rain, followed by intense play on a flooded field, had taken its toll, and, with several more football games to go in the season, a plan to fix the […]
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Water Management On Sports Turf
June 21, 2016 at 6:53 am Water management is a critical aspect of healthy sports turf fields. Nature doesn’t always cooperate with the needs of turf grass and often supplies either too much or not enough water, which creates challenges for sports turf managers. Precision Laboratories understands these challenges and for more than 20 years […]
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Which Calcined Clay Product Is Best For My Field
March 04, 2016 at 11:48 am Calcined clay is typically a montmorillonite clay that is fired (calcined) at a temperature of 1500 degrees. At that time, the clay becomes a ceramic and is screened for processing and bagging. The answer is in the details.  There are many suppliers of calcined clay products in the country. […]
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What Lurks Beneath The Snow
November 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm Feature Photo Credit: Paul Koch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison You’d think golf course superintendents in my territory would get a break during winter months. After all, weather in the North Central Region can be brutal from November through March. But there’s one thing they have to prepare […]
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Now Offering Barvette Hgt
January 26, 2012 at 11:33 am Category: Product News Now Offering Barvette HGT, Barenbrug’s Newest Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to offer our customers Barenbrug USA’s newest Kentucky bluegrass variety, Barvette HGT.  HGT stands for Healthy Grass Technology, a tough and disease resistant Kentucky bluegrass.  Barvette HGT was developed in harsh climatic […]
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Ice Melt Sometimes You Get What You Pay For Ice Melt Sometimes You Get What You Pay For
December 04, 2011 at 12:00 am In the world of ice melters, the hundreds of suppliers, brands, and performance blends being offered can confuse one.  Add to that the differences in pricing, and you can add even more confusion.  But as with many things in life, you usually get what you pay for. Let’s be […]
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The White Clover Invasion Of 2015
July 06, 2015 at 9:48 am It sure seems like there has been an invasion of white clover this last month. There may just be an abundance of clover this year; however, the clover could also be flowering more profusely than other years. I also received 10 calls in 2 days about clover, so, that […]
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Now Is The Time To Determine Your Golf Course Accessories Needs
January 30, 2012 at 12:00 am January and February is the time to consider your golf course’s accessories needs.  Once March arrives, the volume of orders increases exponentially, as does the chance of having an item on back order.  Traditionally, this is particularly a problem with customized screen print and embroidered flags. Our primary suppliers, […]
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Have A Great Spring Season
February 16, 2015 at 8:49 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Mother Nature sure likes to throw us curve balls. Personally, I don’t like to deal with snow and ice, but I like it when our customers do. We know it’s important when well over half of our customer base is heavily involved in the snow […]
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May Employee Spotlight
May 13, 2015 at 11:43 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Advanced Turf’s tagline is “Smart Service Solutions,” and the two ladies featured in this month’s Employee Spotlight have portrayed this idea throughout their careers with ATS. Both ladies have used their intellects to take on challenging new roles, maintained a high level of service […]
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Drought Means Double Indemnity
July 23, 2012 at 3:00 am Drought can cause a lot of concern for a turf manager.  It means higher water and electric bills.  It means the turf will suffer greatly if not monitored closely.  It can even be a precursor for certain diseases, such as anthracnose, if the manager is not careful.  Drought can […]
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Aaron Bucci Greetings From 2013 Cents Marketplace
January 21, 2013 at 3:00 am Sometimes we take those things in our own backyard for granted, even those things that are truly impressive.  The Central Environmental and Nursery Trade Show, better known as CENTS, hosted by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) falls in that category for me.  And shame on me. CENTS, […]
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Tips For Better Mowing Tips For Better Mowing
June 24, 2013 at 3:00 am Now that the spring rains have slowed down and the turf is starting to dry, mowing with sharp blades at the correct height is a great way to keep a dark green turf. Don’t cut cool season grass too short; taller heights provide deeper root systems, better appearance, and […]
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Grassland after Spring Green Up With Foliar Pak N Fuze
May 12, 2014 at 3:00 am The first months of 2014 have been a huge challenge, to say the least. It seems that winter never wanted to let go. As spring arrived, our warm-up was the slowest I can ever remember. Golf greens and other fine turfgrass areas in Northern Indiana wanted to green up, […]
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Braxton Miller 2016 July Employee Spotlight
July 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm Our newest Employee Spotlight features two great employees from our Louisville, Kentucky location. Let’s get to know Braxton Miller and Brad Nevitt. Braxton Miller Louisville, KY Warehouse Manager Employee Since 2013 Braxton’s interest in the turf industry began by helping his father with lawn care each summer growing up. […]
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a tall fescue stressed area in the summer at the beginning of September 2016. Rehabilitate The Root Zone
September 26, 2016 at 9:55 am The landscapes have been through one tough weather season. We had an excess amount of rain, coupled with hot and humid days. The plant material has taken a beating. Most of all, the root systems of said plant material have taken the brunt of the beating! We have all […]
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Focus On These Things For A Smooth Spring Season
As spring arrives, we need to focus on many things to care for our turf and plants. Seeding/Overseeding: Spring seeding is best if done early (3/1-4/1). Applying a professional starter fertilizer, like our 16-28-12 with Foliar-Pak’s Armament ZnB. Do not forget to apply a late pre-emergent to protect the newer grass from crabgrass and summer annual […]
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Foliarfaq What Else Is Manufactured In Your Facility
February 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm What do you really know about the nutrients in your spray tank? Do you know where your liquid fertilizers are made and if other chemicals are made in the same facility? Is there a risk for contamination? Have you ever asked your sales rep any of these questions? We […]
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Salt Ice Melt Supply Update
September 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm Category: Around the Turf Scene  Let’s all get our crystal balls out and determine what kind of winter we will have this season. Really, all we can do is listen to the predictions and then plan on an average year. This season is still seeing a slight hangover of […]
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Getting Ready For Spring With Pros Choice Conditioners
February 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm Category: Product News THERE ARE TWO AREAS THAT REQUIRE SPRING TUNE-UPS… Pitchers mounds and batter’s box preparation are key in the spring. No baseball field is complete without properly installed batter’s boxes and pitcher’s mound. These areas should be reinforced to handle the constant high impact activity associated with […]
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Could Cheap Fertilizer Be Ruining Your Lawns
November 07, 2016 at 2:53 pm Earlier this year, I had a request for a fertilizer that blew me away. A man up in New England was looking for a lower cost product, which could combine a lime product with fertilizer, so that he could kill two birds with one stone (billing two services in […]
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Follow These 3 Steps To Keep Mosquito Bites At A Minimum This Summer
Mosquitoes can ruin a beautiful summer evening for us and even for our pets. While mosquitoes cannot be effectively controlled 100%, following the 3 steps below will help take back the night.
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Your Ornamental Arsenal
February 15, 2016 at 10:28 am Are you ready for spring yet?  Even if there is still snow on the ground, it’s a great time to look ahead to what products you will need to provide great ornamental services to your customers and their landscapes. ATS is here to make sure you are ready to […]
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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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New Armortech Alt 70 Research From Rutgers University New Armortech Alt 70 Research From Rutgers University
January 03, 2012 at 1:40 pm Category: Product News In the summer of 2011 Rutgers University tested ArmorTech ALT 70 against the industry leading pythium pesticides. It’s clear in their research ArmorTech ALT 70 ranked the highest for overall turf quality and showed the least amount of disease occurrence. All ArmorTech products are 100% guaranteed by the UTA and their […]
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ATS Winter Education Series ATS Winter Education Series
January 12, 2012 at 11:56 am ATS Winter Education Series For many turf enthusiasts, the long winter months are a good time to expand your knowledge of turf management. To assist you with this pursuit, Advanced Turf Solutions would like to invite each of you to our Winter Education Series. This two part series will […]
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Faces Of Weed Death
June 01, 2015 at 8:34 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Yes, I know weeds do not actually have faces. But these pests are the single biggest reason lawn care companies lose customers and need to be killed. They are also the reason why a lot of us have jobs (Thanks, Mr. Dandelion). You spoke […]
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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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backyard Annual Flowers
May 08, 2014 at 3:00 am Once again, the time for planting annual flowers is here.  Remember, it all begins from the ground up, and you only get one chance per season to succeed – ‘annual’. For starters, incorporate organic materials by using a composted topsoil to relieve the compacted soils. During bed preparation, it […]
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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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