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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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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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Frosty Grass Foliar Pak L 18 Activator And 1 0 15 For Better Overwintering
October 01, 2012 at 3:00 am We are all anticipating the arrival of winter so we can finally slow down and recover from a long, difficult growing season.  However, as the days grow shorter it is important to prepare your turfgrass in its natural efforts to harden off prior to another cold winter season.  Plants naturally […]
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Pondweed Broad-leaved A New Tool For Pond Managers Breaking The Nutrient Cycle
February 11, 2013 at 8:05 am Nuisance aquatic vegetation and algae are symptoms of high nutrient levels in the pond water and muck.  Muck is composed of nutrient-rich organic materials that accumulate on the pond floor primarily from decaying vegetation that had grown in the pond such as algae or aquatic plants.  Tree leaves, grass […]
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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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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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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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seed sacks Now Is The Time To Overseed Athletic Fields
September 10, 2012 at 3:00 am Late summer/early fall is quickly approaching.  Now is the time to overseed athletic fields. Here is a link for overseeding soccer fields from Purdue University.  Focus on pages 11-12.  Overseeding can be accomplished after aerification and before topdressing and dragging of the cores or with an overseeder.  I like […]
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Cavalcade PQ Cavalcade Pq Herbicide To The Rescue
April 12, 2012 at 7:26 am Well, since the month of May decided to show up mid-March it has provided us with challenges we have never experienced before in this industry.  It has had us all scrambling right out of the gate. Besides having to deal with a severe broadleaf weed situation 4 weeks earlier […]
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Got Grass Got Grass
July 01, 2013 at 3:00 am That may be the key question if you’re looking for any grass seed before harvest of new crops this fall. Old crop inventories of perennial ryegrass are limited to none this year. Tall fescue old crop inventories may be a little better than perennial ryegrass, but they will go […]
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The Pond Program The Pond Program
April 07, 2015 at 8:07 am Category: Around the Turf Scene Like most activities, enjoying the success of delivering pond management services involves several key factors: a program with a timing schedule, the ability to deal with factors outside of our control, such as the weather, and a little good luck. Since we cannot control […]
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Take The Guess Work Out Of Aeration
September 03, 2012 at 3:00 am With fall approaching, most turf managers understand the value of core aerification.  However, just because we aerify, it does not mean we all receive similar results.  Tine size and spacing directly influence the amount of surface area that is aerified.  If you were to ask how much surface area […]
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Snow Mold To Treat Or Not To Treat That Is The Question Snow Mold To Treat Or Not To Treat That Is The Question
December 03, 2012 at 8:19 am After a winter like 2011-2012, many superintendents are probably wondering whether it is worth the money to treat for snow mold. The turf, if left untreated, can be pock marked with snow mold for many months. Pink snow mold can be the most devastating to the turf. If left […]
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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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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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2016 Stma Trade Show
January 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm San Diego, California was host to the 2016 Sports Turf Managers Assocation Conference and Exhibition. Several employees from Advance Turf Solutions attended the show to see the lastest products and learn the latest news from the sports turf industry. Pictured above: Attendees registering at the attendee registration booth. Pictured […]
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Lawn Care Companies Turning Customer Complaints Into Sales Lawn Care Companies Turning Customer Complaints Into Sales
August 31, 2015 at 9:53 am If you have been in the lawn care business for any amount of time, you have probably had customers calling in and complaining that their lawn looks thin and they have crabgrass and/or broadleaf weed breakthrough. While these might be distressing things to hear, there is an opportunity that […]
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Announcing Foliarpak Carbosential Fe Announcing Foliarpak Carbosential Fe
November 18, 2011 at 8:39 am Category: Product News Carbosential Fe: New organic iron micronutrient yields outstanding residual color, increased nutrient uptake and improved overall plant health Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to introduce FoliarPak Carbosential Fe, a unique organic iron micronutrient with a patented polysaccharide based delivery system and 18 L-Amino Acids!  This new “Activated […]
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Its Time To Think About Ice Melt
October 04, 2016 at 7:19 am Believe it or not, it’s time to think about ice melt needs for 2016/2017! ATS is busy procuring ice melt products for your needs this winter. One of the toughest jobs we encounter with procurement is predicting winter weather in the September and October planning stages. What methods can […]
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High Temperatures Bring High Stress Levels To Plants
June 01, 2016 at 2:34 pm The heat is on the rise! With temperatures climbing into the 90’s, almost a month early, the stress level on our turfgrass, trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers and anything that is green and growing is as well. Signs of stress: Cool-season turfgrass can go dormant, turning from green […]
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Aaron Bucci 5 Tips For What Not To Do When Applying Pre Emergents To Lawns
February 02, 2016 at 10:18 am Recently, I was asked to write a blog post discussing what not to do with pre-emergents. Initially, I thought I was tasked with this because of my agronomic knowledge. However, the more I thought about it, I realized that it was most likely due to my vast experience with […]
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Rob Bennett Employee Spotlight Recap
September 17, 2015 at 4:33 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Since our Employee Spotlight blog started in March 2015, we have featured 15 fantastic employees. Each one brings skills and qualities to Advanced Turf Solutions, which allows our company to be great and satisfy all our customers’ needs. To celebrate the half-year mark of […]
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