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News Release Foliar Pak Refines Product Formulations News Release Foliar Pak Refines Product Formulations
July 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm After years of research and product trials, Foliar-Pak manufacturer, EnP, has discovered a new formula for engineering its proprietary amino acid package. For golf course superintendents, this could mean more peace of mind when it comes to the health and appearance of turfgrass during stressful periods. “Certain amino acids […]
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We Sell To The Green Industry We Deliver Customer Service
March 04, 2016 at 9:34 pm Category: Around the Turf Scene According to Kissmetrics, bad customer service costs American companies $83 billion annually. In addition, according to the Houston Chronicle, companies with excellent customer service will more likely get repeat sales, thus benefiting with greater sales and profits. So, to say it simply, customer service […]
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Protecting Your Valuable Turf This Winter
November 16, 2015 at 10:12 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  At about this time of year, when I was a golf course superintendent myself, I began looking forward to winter weather and a much-needed break from the sun and heat that makes the summer seem to drag at times. Mother Nature has granted us […]
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Foliar Pak Gets A Fresh New Look For 2013 Foliar Pak Gets A Fresh New Look For 2013
November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm Category: Product News We are excited to formally announce the rebrand of Foliar-Pak products. You may have seen the teaser ads containing the new Foliar-Pak logo or noticed a glimpse of the new packaging in last month’s newsletter. You will see much more of this in the coming months […]
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Dormant Seeding Dormant Seeding
December 11, 2011 at 12:01 am Once the ground hardens up in late November or December, get that grass seed in the ground.  There is virtually no weed competition, and you won’t have to worry about disease or insect pressures. The soil isn’t too wet to use equipment, and labor isn’t an issue because generally […]
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Blooms
April 27, 2015 at 7:54 pm Category: Around the Turf Scene This time of year in Louisville, Kentucky, is nothing less than exciting and a little overwhelming – building up to the fastest two minutes in sports. Like any other location, we are faced with the challenges of Mother Nature, which include a lot of […]
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2012 In Review
December 10, 2012 at 8:13 am Now is a great time to reflect and evaluate your 2012 season. It seems that, in general, most turf professionals had a positive and successful year. We had great March and April weather to kick off our growing season, a severe drought to give us some challenges, and a […]
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Does Muirfield Village Use Holganix
December 08, 2014 at 3:00 am At 6 foot 3 inches, bright blue eyes and a mop of unruly brown hair, Muirfield Village Golf Club’s Horticulturist, Tim Hollowell, was exactly as I expected, the inquisitive and passionate scientist. As I sat down with him and Holganix inventor and scientist, Stephen T. Lange, at the 2014 […]
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Quick Green For The Summer Time Blues
July 02, 2012 at 3:00 am As we head into July, outdoor summertime activities are in full swing:  Picnics, barbeques, weddings, graduation parties…the list goes on. And as summer activities heat up, our turf is often at its weakest.  High air temperatures, warm soil temperatures, moisture stress, disease and insect activity and heavy foot traffic […]
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Behind The Sale A Spotlight On The Advanced Turf Operations Support Team
August 25, 2014 at 3:00 am Let’s face it; sales are the lifeblood of every business. Sales are the engines that drive companies, and sales directly impact how successful those companies become. Advanced Turf is no different in this regard. Over the last dozen years, we have been extremely fortunate to experience an amazing upward […]
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Spring Seeding Spring Seeding
March 18, 2013 at 3:00 am Since we were kids, we have all been subjected to doing things we don’t want to do. Eating brussel sprouts, cleaning our room, and washing behind our ears are just some of the things we were forced to do…and that was just last week, but my wife can be […]
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Perennial Ryegrass Seedhead Aftermath
August 05, 2013 at 2:59 am During past few weeks I have received numerous calls on straw colored “stems” in lawns, especially after mowing. The culprit is perennial ryegrass seedheads. Seedhead production requires energy from the plant so it is likely the turf will not only look stemmy due to the seed stalks, but the […]
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Landscape Bed Weed Control
March 03, 2014 at 3:00 am Deep underneath the seemingly perpetual blanket of snow, they lie and wait. These invaders are poised to make another run at a hostile takeover of your properties. Weeds in our landscape beds are relentless unwelcomed guests to us all, even in Washington and Colorado where they have shown to […]
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Overseeding What To Do After Overseeding
Areas of your playing surface may start to thin as the turf receives traffic. Overseeding will help these thin areas fill back in to maintain 100% cover. Here are a few tips to ensure the overseeding process is successful during and after.
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2016 Holiday Hours 2016 Holiday Hours
December 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm Here are our hours for the 2016 holiday season! Due to giving our employees a much-deserved break and the holidays, our hours are limited. Hours vary by location.  Fishers, Indiana December 23rd (8 am – 12 pm) December 26th – December 30th (8 am – 1 pm) Elkhart, Indiana […]
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Field Day 2017 Baseball Tomorrow Fund Field Day
March 01, 2017 at 3:44 pm FRIDAY, MARCH 31 8 a.m. – Registration/Breakfast 9 a.m. − 12 p.m. – Clinic P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy at Roselawn Sports Complex 2026 Seymour Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 Learn tips and techniques from professionals including infield maintenance and repairs, mound and home plate management and game day field […]
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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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Winterizer Application Winterizer Application
October 08, 2012 at 3:00 am The importance of a late fall, or winterizer application, cannot be overlooked.  It is the application that allows your turf to repair itself from the drought damage and heat damage it suffered through this past summer. Just like the leaves change color due to the shortening of daylight hours, […]
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Yes Sunscreen For Your Turf Yes Sunscreen For Your Turf
February 25, 2015 at 10:21 am Your golf course may still be under several inches of snow and your soil profile may be frozen several inches deep. It’s not time to get the sprayer out yet, but it’s a good time to make final adjustments to your spray program. It’s also a good time to […]
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Summer Insects
May 28, 2015 at 10:21 am Category: Around the Turf Scene The late spring and early summer days are upon us. The warmer days are starting to accumulate faster and faster and, as a result, this increases the population of turf and ornamental damaging insects. Bill bugs, masked shafers, sod webworms, chinch bugs, caterpillars, fleas, […]
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Igcsa 2012 Turf Fundraiser
May 14, 2012 at 3:00 am Last Monday, the Indiana Chapter of GCSAA had their annual Turf Fundraiser at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, IN. The Turf Fundraiser is a great event raising money for turf research through the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation. Advanced Turf was proud to sponsor five of the participating teams for […]
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Is It Time For You To Get An Oil Change
February 25, 2013 at 3:00 am With all of the various types of oils out there, are you sure you are using the right one?  Oils were first developed to control mites and insects on fruit trees because the oil was safe to use and effective when applied as a dormant-season application.  Thus many people […]
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Holganix To The Rescue
July 30, 2013 at 9:49 am I looked at this irrigated lawn about two weeks ago. It’s a blue, rye, fine fescue mix and it had red thread, dollar spot, and summer patch along with severe drought stress. The homeowner was running the irrigation through the rain but shut it off prior to the 90-degree […]
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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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