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Are Premium Broadleaf Herbicides Worth the Extra Cost?
You may be wondering if premium broadleaf herbicide mixes are worth the extra cost. To help you decide which herbicides to choose and how to save money in the long run, let's first learn more about the ingredients and how they work.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Premier Golf Course Sand
Advanced Turf Solutions is now an exclusive partner of The Hayden Group, Inc., an Arkansas-based company that manufactures Premier Golf Course Sand.
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First Applications for Ornamentals
What should the first couple of ornamental applications look like? Here are a few tips on products you might want to consider.
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Strategies to Lower the Risk of Anthracnose
Although you will be busy with spring cleanup in the next few weeks, now is the time to start thinking about those first applications to your turf.
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The Advantages of Proper Infield Drainage
It’s a known fact that poor surface drainage puts the sports field as well as the players at a disadvantage. To achieve proper infield drainage, it’s really about maintaining the quality of three key factors- the infield mix, the grade of the infield, and the conditioner.
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tree_shrub What You Need to Know If Your Thinking of Offering Tree and Shrub Fertilization to Your Customers
You've had a few customers ask for tree and shrub fertilization, but you currently do not offer it. Read on to see what you should know about offering tree and shrub fertilization to your customers.
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Check Fungi at the Door in the Transition Zone
The Transition Zone is a challenging place to grow and maintain turfgrass, whether you are growing it in your lawn or on a golf course. However, as a Superintendent, perfection is expected. Ensuring fungal diseases are kept at bay is one way to help reach that perfection. In this blog, we explore two ways you can help ensure fungal diseases don’t keep your Transition Zone course from perfection this spring.
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Cost-Saving Tips for Fungicide Programs
Fungicides can be expensive. Use these cost-saving tips to save money on your fungicide program this season.
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Spotlight on Southeastern Michigan: Early Season Application Best Practices
There is a ton of information out there, but sometimes you just want information tailored to you. If you work on a course in Southeastern Michigan, check out these early season application best practices to keep your course on track for the season.
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Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide
The latest sports field resource guide provides up-to-date product info, smart turf tips, and relevant guides. It’s also interactive, so you can go directly to our website in one click and learn even more.       Download the Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide here.
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J&D Turf and H&K Sports Fields Unite J&D Turf and H&K Sports Fields Unite
J&D Turf is pleased to announce that Mike Parent, President of H&K Sports Fields LLC, a Wisconsin-based athletic field construction company, has joined its team. J&D Turf is an operational division of Advanced Turf Solutions, Inc. With Parent on board, J&D Turf plans to expand its sports field consulting, renovation, construction, and maintenance services into […]
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Pre-Spring Season Checklist for Athletic Fields
Groundskeepers and field managers stuck in the cold can get a head start by spending this time doing the pre-season work that can be brought indoors.
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Employee Spotlight: Marcus Dean
Meet Marcus Dean, the newest sports turf sales representative in Kentucky and Tennessee, in our latest employee spotlight.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership. Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership.
Advanced Turf Solutions Names Victor Garcia CEO and Scott Brame President – Alex Cannon Continues as Chairman of the Board Advanced Turf Solutions announced today new appointments in key leadership. The green industry supplier has promoted Victor Garcia, Advanced Turf Solutions Co-founder and former President, to Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder, Alex Cannon, has stepped down from his role […]
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Poa seedhead emergence Spring Poa annua Seedhead Suppression on Cool Season Turf
Proxy Growth Regulator has evolved to be the standard PGR for Poa annua seedhead suppression on cool season turf. The most effective Proxy program is to apply your 1st application (primer spray) in late fall, after final mowing or tank mixed with your preventative snow mold fungicide. This late fall application has proved to be effective and has dramatically improved seedhead suppression on greens and fairways the following spring.
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Spice Up the Winter Months at Your Operation
Long stretches of cloudy, cold weather can quickly lead to the onset of the winter doldrums. Here are some ways to try to inject some fresh energy into your winter routines at the course.
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Make Your De-Icing Salt Go Further
Find out why treating your salt with liquid de-icers will come in handy.
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Mini Ring on Bermudagrass Greens
Mini Ring (Rhizoctonia Zea) on Bermudagrass greens can be a scary thing! Check out the FAQ to learn more.
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Beware of Gray Leaf Spot
Gray leaf spot is a fungal disease that attacks perennial ryegrass and tall fescue. Find out when to look for this disease and how to treat and prevent it.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Honors Operations Employees
Advanced Turf Solutions held it's annual operations meeting last week. The highlight of this meeting is when we take the time to honor our hard-working team and give awards to show our gratitude for those who go above an beyond. Please join me in congratulating those honored with awards!
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Prepare Your Facility for Winter
We all know that it’s important to winterize our irrigation systems in preparation for a cold winter, but did you know that there are other items at your facility that may need to be winterized too?
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Frac Code Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. Paying attention to FRAC codes is a must when using fungicides in a program to make sure that you do not promote resistance in your turfgrass.
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Plan Now to Prevent Next Season’s Headaches
As the season comes to a close, you may feel anxious to put the events of the season behind you. Although you would like this time to unwind, right now is the best time to evaluate and search for solutions to this year's issues to prepare for next year. Here is a guide of what to plan now to prevent next season's headaches.
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Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide
ArmorTech Tetra, the herbicide containing 2,4-D, Fluroxypyr, Triclopyr, and Flumioxazin, has shown exceptional control of ground ivy and wild violet; however, recent reports of turfgrass discoloration have caused concern.
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winterkill Winterkill Prevention
Winterkill is turf loss during the wintertime. Its damage can be found in cool season areas, warm season areas or the transition zone and there are several conditions that cause winterkill: crown hydration, winter desiccation, low-temperature kill, ice sheets, and snow mold. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to help prevent some causes of winterkill before winter even starts.
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Connect with Steel Green Manufacturing
On October 17-19, Steel Green Manufacturing will debut at the GIE+EXPO. As an authorized distributor, Advanced Turf is excited to attend the show and follow their activities on social media. We invite you to connect as well!
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Top Three Ways to Help Your Customers This October
It’s hard to believe it’s already October. What happened to 2018? From dealing with weather extremes to weed and fungus outbreaks in regional areas that we haven’t seen before, I sit back and think what a strange and unpredictable growing season 2018 has been.
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There’s Something About ArmorTech Tetra
There is a new product that targets "those" weeds… and approximately 250 more!
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Football Field Day-to-Day Maintenance
Is your field ready for football season? Follow this checklist to make sure your field is in prime shape from the first game to the last.
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Tips for a Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Strategy
A fall broadleaf weed control strategy is an important piece in a sports turf playing surface maintenance program.
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Why Are There Webs on the Lawn?
You wake up one dewy morning to your lawn covered in spider webs, and you may wonder who decorated for Halloween? It could be one of two culprits- actual spiders or dollar spot. But which one is it?
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Recipe for Success: How to Manage Fall Challenges
Sometimes it seems it's just one challenge after another. Here are some challenges to look out for and some strategies for success.
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Talk of the Season: Aeration and Overseeding
When the fall season rolls around, there are two topics on everyone's minds: aeration and overseeding. Find out why now is the time to do these applications and the answers to some frequently asked questions.
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Gray Snow Mold It’s Time to Start Talking Snow Mold
It seems odd to start talking about snow mold now, but in the northern regions of the Midwest, it’s a topic that needs to be discussed sooner rather than later.
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How to Not Waste Your Time on Herbicide Applications This Fall
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? How can you save time? What products could you use? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more. Why are fall herbicide treatments effective against broadleaf weeds? In the fall, the cold weather and shorter days trigger most of the perennial […]
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Granule Fertilizing Do’s and Don’ts
Are you a pro at spreading fertilizer? Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of granule fertilizer applications.
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Fall_Disease_Transition Fall Golf Course Disease Control in the Transition Zone
With golf courses consisting of both cool-season and warm-season grasses, fall is a busy time when it comes to disease management in the transition zone. However, the name of the game for fall disease management in the transition zone is “put it to bed clean.” If you want to come out in spring clean and disease free, you have to put your course to bed clean and disease free.
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