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fall webworm Watch out for these Insects this Fall
The number of insects wreaking havoc this time of year is decreasing, especially on ornamentals. However, there are some insects still active.
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Soft Scale And Other Insects You Should Be Looking Out For Soft Scale And Other Insects You Should Be Looking Out For
Soft Scale Because we had a significant warm up in the winter, there is a possibility that soft scale crawlers are already active and feeding. While you might think that the warm temperatures followed by the colder temperatures of the previous weeks could harm them, I’m sure it didn’t. Insects have been surviving for centuries […]
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What You Should Know About Pre-Emergents for Golf Courses What You Should Know About Pre-Emergents for Golf Courses
We know spring is on its way when the pre-emergent discussion has started. What should you know or remember about pre-emergent to make applications a worry-free process? We’ll tell you here. Two of the most popular pre-emergent products out there today are prodiamine and dithiopyr. You can apply prodiamine and dithiopyr in the spring or […]
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Eight Ways to Improve Pricing For Your Lawn Care Business
Avoid losing sales with eight pricing strategies.
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Choosing a Career in Turf
If you are considering a career in the turf industry, there may be more options than you think.
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winterkill Cold Weather, Winterkill, and Athletic Fields
Winterkill is a general term used to denote turf loss during the winter. Unfortunately, winter conditions are not easy to predict and winterkill on turf is caused by a combination of factors including low temperatures, crown hydration, desiccation and ice cover.
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Winterkill – Should Lawn Care Managers Be Concerned?
With drought conditions going back to last year, and the combination of extreme cold we've seen recently with relatively little snow cover throughout much of the Midwest, athletic field managers or anyone who maintains Bermuda have been growing a bit nervous about how their turf will wake up come spring. Should lawn care operators share their concern for cool season turf?
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Danger: Ice Accumulation
Prolonged ice accumulation on turfgrass can lead to fatal levels of carbon dioxide.
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Off Season Checklist Soccer Stay Busy This Off-Season with These Tips
As things slow outside, here are several things to keep busy this winter.
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Interview with RTV6: Dealing with Ice and Snow: Salt vs. Ice Melt
Indianapolis news channel RTV6 interviewed Sales and Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts about the differences between salt and ice melt and the best practices when using these products. Watch the segment to learn more.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Two New Golf Sales Representatives
We have recently welcomed Matt Welch and Don Lawrence to our golf sales team in Ohio.
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Agronomic Plans: A Roadmap to Success
With the growing season coming to a halt, it now becomes time to ask the question, “Are you prepared for next year?” Read about how having an agronomic plan will provide good communication, better financial management, and is generally a roadmap to success for the next year.
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Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. The development of resistance is more likely in some fungicides than others.
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LT Rich Products Introduces the Snowrator ZX4
The revolutionary snow removal system from the makers of the Z-Spray and Z-Plug: the Snowrator ZX4.
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The Advantages of Liquid Ice Melt
Are you using liquid ice melt for commercial snow and ice management? If not, you are missing out on a valuable tool with lots of advantages.
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Ice Melt: 3 Myths and Other Questions Answered
3 Biggest Myths About Ice Melt 1. It directly damages concrete Incorrect: Actual chemical damage to concrete is usually not a problem. The real damage to concrete comes from water seeping into it and then refreezing. (find more information in the answer below). 2. Stated ingredients on the bag guarantee performance Incorrect: They do not have […]
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The Benefits of Bluemuda on Golf Courses
Clubs have experienced increased memberships and rounds after interseeding Bluegrass into Bermuda. It has allowed clubs to renovate from a warm season course to a cool season feel, with little or no disturbance.
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Golf Winter Education Seminar- Northern Indiana
Please join us for the Northern Indiana Golf Winter Education Seminar in Bristol, IN on February 21, 2018.
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Golf Winter Education Seminar- Central Indiana
Please join us for the Central Indiana Golf Winter Education Seminar in Indianapolis on February 20, 2018.
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Lawn Care Winter Education Seminar- Central Ohio
Please join us for a Lawn Care Winter Education Meeting on February 22, 2018 in Central Ohio.
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Turf Management Winter Education Seminar and Pesticide Application Test- St. Charles, IL
Please join us for a Turf Management Winter Education Seminar in St. Charles, Illinois, on February 27, 2018.
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Turf Management Winter Education Seminar- Downers Grove, IL
Please join us for the Chicago Area Turf Management Winter Education Seminar in Downers Grove, Illinois, on February 28, 2018.
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Golf Course Winter Education Seminar- West Virginia
Please join us for a Golf Course Winter Education Seminar in West Virginia on March 8, 2018.
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Essential Products for Cool Weather Herbicide Applications
Up here in my neck of the woods, technically it might be the armpit of the woods (geographically speaking), but I digress. Anyhow, around here in the Midwest, many of us will be spraying later than usual this season, which means there will be considerably more cool weather herbicide applications than in a typical fall. […]
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Customer Spotlight: Megan VanArsdale and Boyle County Schools
fter ending a 15-year career as a golf course superintendent and assistant and thinking her aerifying days were over, Megan VanArsdale accepted a newly created position as the grounds director for Boyle County Schools and was pulled right back in.
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The Secret to Success: How to Transform Sprouting Seed into Dense, Green Turf in Just Six Weeks
Advanced Turf Solutions and Hittle Landscaping worked together to make sure a larger retailer's lawn was ready for opening day.
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Timing of Proxy Applications for Poa Annua and Annual Bluegrass Seedhead Control
Bayer Green Solutions updates on improving overall seedhead control.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Four New Sales Representatives
We have recently added four new sales representatives to our team in the lawn and landscape, golf, and sports turf markets.
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Preparing Your Lawn for a Long Winter Nap
Preparing turf for winter during the fall months will help it recover and come back thick, green, and healthy next spring.
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Our Hilliard, Ohio Location Has Moved!
We have outgrown our space in Hilliard, Ohio, and are constructing a new building. In the meantime, we have relocated to an interim warehouse to better serve your needs.
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soil test Planning for Healthy Sports Turf in 2018 Starts Now
Each season starts with a plan but without proper information, what is the basis for that plan? Late fall and early winter are the optimum times for soil sampling. Sampling this time of year allows sports turf managers to prepare a fertility plan for the upcoming season. It is important to know what is available to the plant in the soil, so you know how much and what to apply to provide healthy and happy turf.
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Preparing Your Lawn and Landscape for a Long Winter’s Nap
Preparing turf for winter during the fall months will help it recover and come back thick, green, and healthy next spring.
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What Lies Beneath
When normal chemical applications are failing to clean up your putting greens, a soil test can be a valuable ally in detecting "the root of the problem."
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Bluemuda Field The Benefits of Bluemuda on Athletic Fields
Bluemuda is a concept of growing warm and cool season grasses together, year-round in the transition zone.
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Linemark iGo How to Winterize your Linemark iGo Machine Now
Get your Linemark iGO machine ready for the winter with these simple steps.
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Preparing Your Turf for Winter Dormancy
Despite difficult weather, you can still prepare your turf for winter with these tips.
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Our Hilliard, Ohio, Location Has Moved!
As of October 21st, we have relocated to an interim warehouse to better serve your needs. Come and visit us at our new location
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aerification Aerification for Sports Turf
Fall is approaching quickly and with it, aerification. Aerification is chiefly important for stopping soil compaction. Soil compaction can hinder or avert oxygen movement into the root zone and the percolation of water. It can also hinder the addition of better mediums and nutrients into the soil profile. All of these issues will, in turn, […]
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Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry
To know “what is going on in the industry,” volunteer at these organizations, especially the younger generation! See firsthand how you can make a difference! Below is a list of a few of the organizations in the Midwest. Be sure to search online or ask your colleagues about additional organizations for your profession.
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Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer Receive the 2017 MRTF’s Award of Achievement
We are proud to announce that two of our very own, Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer, were among the recipients of the 2017 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation’s Award of Achievement. The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation is an organization that supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry. Each year since […]
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