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sprayer_calibration How to Correctly Calibrate Your Sprayer
In this video, Mark Sybouts, Advanced Turf Solutions Sales and Product Development Manager, explains how to calibrate your sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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The State of Freight: And How It May Affect You
The first 7 months of 2018 have seen the most dynamic freight market in recent history. In this post, we would like to explain what's going on in the market and how it may affect you.
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Localized Dry Spot Stop Localized Dry Spot with Surfactants from Precision Laboratories
Once again, we are well into another unpredictable year. Winter went straight to summer in some areas. Heavy rainfalls followed by weeks of drought have occurred. Working to provide the best inputs to help turf remain healthy is on the top of our minds.
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ant_mounds Stop Ant Mounds From Disrupting Mowing/Play on Putting Greens & Golf Tee Boxes
There’s nothing worse than walking into a mess first thing in the morning on your course and, if you discover ant mounds on your greens and/or tee boxes, a mess is what you will have.
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Armyworm Attention: Armyworm Outbreak
Over the past week, our sales team has fielded numerous calls of entire lawns turning brown fairly rapidly that others simply diagnosed as drought stress. Upon closer investigation, we discovered that we are in the midst of an armyworm outbreak!
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Strategies to Manage Summer Stress on the Golf Course
The Fourth of July has passed with a bang, and as we charge forward on the 2018 weather roller coaster ride into some of our toughest management months as golf course superintendents, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game.
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The Unique Features of Linemark Machines
Although there are many field painters and paints on the market today, Linemark machines have many unique features that make it easy-to-use.
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Employee Spotlight: Dan Jennings and Brent Amann
Meet Dan Jennings and Brent Amann, the newest sports turf sales representatives, in our latest employee spotlight.
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The Key to Improving Summer Color
Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package (UOP) can increase profits as well as improve your clients' summer colors. If you’re not offering annual flower installations and/or maintenance, you're missing out on a growing trend in the landscape.
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What You Need to Know About Rotary Spreaders
Rotary spreaders are a very efficient way to spread fertilizer on your field. With late summer fertilizer applications nearing, let’s make sure to avoid mistakes by reviewing these rotary spreader basics.
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Soil Compaction: Symptoms, Problems, and Best Practices
Soil compaction is a concern on nearly all maintained turf, including golf course greens, tees and fairways, sports fields, and heavily trafficked areas in public or residential areas. Compaction occurs as soil particles press together tightly, and soil structure and available pore space for air and water are reduced.
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irrigation_golfcourse Irrigation Water: Friend or Foe?
Adding irrigation water to your soil does not always mean only water was added. Other harmful problems may be lurking in that water.
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dollar spot Dollar Spot
Dollar spot is easily one of the top diseases superintendents have to combat each year in this part of the country, and it can be seriously destructive to playing surfaces.
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The Ultimate Revenge: How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy
After poison ivy delivers its itchy attack, you may be wondering how to rid yourself of this bothersome plant. Find out the solution to get the ultimate revenge.
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Mowing and Watering the Lawn: Do’s and Don’ts
Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of summer mowing and watering.
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Employee Spotlight: Keith Blondell
Meet Keith Blondell- a driver for our Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location and avid kayak fisherman in our latest employee spotlight.
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4 Ways to Improve Fungicide Performance
As the cost of fungicides continues to increase, it becomes more and more important to make sure that you are utilizing these products efficiently and effectively. Learn four ways to maximize your fungicide performance.
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Guide to In-Season Field Maintenance
Pre-game, post-game, and before and after practice, there are many tasks to keep your field in great shape all season long. Keep it all straight with this handy guide.
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Athletic Field Irrigation Startup Checklist and Best Practices
Find out how to get your irrigation system ready for the season with this startup checklist and best practices.
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I Still Have My Ash…Do You?
If you are on a two-year cycle for the dreaded emerald ash borer, is this the year you need to re-treat your ash trees?
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How to Rejuvenate a Neglected Lawn and Landscape
Find out how to rejuvenate a neglected lawn and landscape plus seven tips for instant curb appeal.
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Guidelines 15 Guidelines to Always Remember When Maintaining Your Field
There are some things you should always remember to do when maintaining your sports field. Here are a few reminders for the future (in collaboration with J&D Turf).
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deadnettle Henbit vs. Purple Deadnettle
We have compiled the differences between henbit and deadnettle to make identifying them easier this spring.
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Application Timing with the GDD Tracker
When spring weather finally arrives, it means timing is crucial for making applications. The GDD tracker is an excellent tool for the timing of these events.
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Spring Diseases 4 Fungal Diseases to be Cautious of this Spring
Spring brings many things, including zoysia patch, spring dead spot, brown ring patch, and fairy ring. Here's how to treat for the diseases.
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billbugs Control Billbugs Before They Control Your Course
Billbug damage is frequently confused with other turfgrass problems on golf courses. Damage from billbugs can be diagnosed as many ailments, including disease and white grubs, but nothing that should treat the problem works. Knowing more about billbugs can save time, patience, and money.
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Annual Bluegrass Weevil Be Ready For The Annual Bluegrass Weevil
Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) damage, a yellowing or browning of the affected plant, can happen very fast, almost overnight in most cases. People who have never dealt with ABW can often misdiagnose its symptoms as wilt stress or even anthracnose.
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Fairy Ring When Fairies Visit Your Putting Greens
While visiting golf courses, a common problem I’ve come across is fairy ring on putting greens.
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Brown Ring Patch Yellow Patch, Fairy Ring and a Bit of Brown Ring Patch
Yellow patch, fairy ring and brown ring patch are popping up in Northeast Ohio.
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Pond Business Is Good Business
Adding pond management services to your business not only enhances the property of your customers but is a great source of renewable business revenue for you.
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Fairy_Ring Optimizing Fairy Ring Control on Cool Season Turf
Fairy Ring affects all turf species and is one of the most difficult diseases to control. It is caused by >40 species of basidiomycete fungi that can infest thatch, mat or soil.
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Does your mound need to be repaired? Follow these steps to make sure your mound is repaired correctly. The Step-by-Step Guide to Mound Repair
Does your mound need to be repaired? Follow these steps to make sure your mound is repaired correctly.
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Life at Advanced Turf: How We Maintain Our Small Company Feel
With 20 locations and a presence in 10 states, we may seem like a large company, but we pride ourselves in preserving the small company feel that we had when we first started in 2001.
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Crisp-Edges How to Edge Infields and Warning Tracks
Several goals can be accomplished by the basic task of edging an infield. Two categories encompass edging an infield: in-season and pre/post-season.
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Overseeding_preemergent When Can I Overseed After Use of a Pre-emergent Herbicide?
One of the most frequently asked questions and sources of confusion we encounter surround the topic of seeding and use of crabgrass control.
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Preventative Spring Fungicide Applications
After you blow the dust off the sprayer, you can start filling it up with a variety of essential fungicides, wetting agents, and foliar fertilizers for spring disease prevention.
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The Yard Works From Side Gig to Profitable Business: The Yard Works Landscaping Finds Success Leveraging Value
A hard-working, 6th-grade schoolteacher founded the company 47 years ago as a side job to supplement his teaching income. Since then, it has grown from a single-person mowing operation to a 40-person, 11-crew business in peak season. The Yard Works has built this success by adding value to both their customers and their employees.
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Your Guide to Dormant Oil Applications and Scale Control
When should you apply dormant oil? Will it work on mites and scale? Check out how to control these pests, when to make the applications, and more.
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Smart Turf: How to Add Infield Mix
Jamie Mehringer, VP of Sports Turf at Advanced Turf Solutions, explains how to properly add infield mix to an infield in easy to follow steps.
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Smart Start Program Smart Start Program
There are so many components to achieving an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and predictable playing surface that you might be asking yourself, “Where should I even start?” Advanced Turf Solutions’s Smart START Program is your answer. Smart START, which stands for Site Visit, Testing, Analysis, Recommendations, and Training, is the concept of using science-based testing to make the most accurate recommendations for your athletic fields.
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