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Foliar-Pak XCD Why You Should Buy Coated Seed
The debate on whether to use coated seed or uncoated seed has a long history, with many on both sides. Advanced Turf favors the use of coated seed and discusses why you should buy it over uncoated seed in this blog.
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July 25 – New Location Open House – Lebanon, Indiana
Join us at our new location on July 25 in Lebanon, Indiana, for an open house celebration!
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Plainfield, Illinois – Customer Appreciation Cookouts Every Wednesday
Every Wednesday between July 24 to August 28 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., our Plainfield, Illinois location is hosting a complimentary cookout. We hope to see you there!
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Rejuvenating Turf After Record Rainfall
The constant rain not only limits our opportunities for outdoor activities, but it is also beginning to have a negative impact on turfgrass. Find out what you can do to rejuvenate the turf.
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Rain Drowning Your Profits? Strategies to Improve Revenue and Cash Flow
The weather has impacted mowing, fertilizer treatments, weed control, insect control, landscaping projects, ornamental bed, and tree care revenue this year. So, what can one do?
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Ginny Smith Women’s Golf Month Spotlight: Ginny Smith
In honor of Women’s Golf Month, we are commemorating a woman who has been blazing a trail in the golf industry since she was a teenager. Here’s how she got started, the hurdles she’s met, and how she’s been successful in a male-dominated industry.
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State Tech A Top-Notch Program Created By Top-Notch Faculty
The Commercial Turf and Grounds Management Program at State Technical College of Missouri is top-notch. It's been a recipient of the National Association of Agriculture Educators Region IV Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award and has impressive job placement stats. Students have landed jobs with the Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakmont Country Club, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, to name a few. The main drivers behind the success of the program are its faculty members: Ryan Klatt and Nick Rackers.
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High Alert for Pythium Root Rot
After breaking records for rainfall amounts in most of the Midwest region this spring, superintendents need to be on high alert for Pythium root rot.
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Go Granular on Sports Turf This Summer
No spray equipment? No problem! Learn how you can manage turfgrass stressors on sports turf with a granular program.
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north carolina Tips to Remember for North Carolina Bermudagrass and Bentgrass
Summer in North Carolina means different things, depending on where you manage a golf course in the state and what type of grass you are managing. With the season in full swing and summer quickly approaching, here are a few tips to remember for North Carolina bentgrass and bermudagrass.
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Taking on a Full Course Remodel: Chase Walden Customer Spotlight
At a time when Golf Course Superintendents have been forced to drop major construction projects off of their to-do lists, Chase Walden has found himself in the opposite situation. As the Golf Course Superintendent at Old Oakland Golf Club, Walden’s to-do list has been packed full of major construction for the last three years. The […]
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Strategies to Get Rid of Mosquitos, Fleas, and Ticks
Get to know a little about each pest and what you can do to reduce their presence this summer.
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For the Betterment of Chicagoans: Reid Neumann Customer Spotlight
Careers in golf course management and lawn care are stressful at times and require long hours. Reid Neumann, who works in both industries, believes it’s all worth it when he can help others.
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Dandelions: It’s All About Perspective
What do you think about dandelions?
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Don’t Over Do It: Why Too Much Water is Bad for Turf
It’s no secret that proper irrigation is an essential part of having a lush, green lawn. But what will happen in your quest for the greenest lawn in the neighborhood if you decide to be a little too generous with the water?
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Controlling Silvery Thread Moss
Silvery thread moss is becoming the new "dollar spot" nuisance for putting greens. Find out what you can do to get rid of this on your course.
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Which Seed Type Should I Choose?
Find out which seed selections are best for certain conditions and the best methods for seed establishment in the spring.
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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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