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Worms, Worms Everywhere
And now . . . they’re jumping? Unfortunately, I’m not talking about armyworms jumping off a cliff — I’m referring to the invasive Asian jumping worm.
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armyworm How to Identify and Kill Armyworms
Nikki Hendrickson, our resident entomologist, recently sat down to answer some questions about the armyworm phenomenon we’re seeing. Watch or read on to learn why armyworms are so bad this year, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them.
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EOP Advice from Superintendents
With global supply issues reaching every corner of the industry this year, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of early order programs (EOP). EOP is a great way to secure products early and optimize your budget for next year, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. We asked some superintendents to share their advice for getting the most out of EOP this season.
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Control Disease Activity with Colonise Bio LTO
If you’re a lawn care professional, you know that disease activity is a big issue. And you probably spend a lot of time trying to manage disease pressure.
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Zoysia Fall Practices for Lawn Care Operators
Here are some things to remember as you begin your fall treatment scheduling.
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Early Order Your Way. Advanced Turf Solutions Early Order Your Way: 2021 Programs for Golf
Advanced Turf Solutions makes EOP easy. Find out the latest manufacturer programs for golf here.
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Early Order Your Way. Advanced Turf Solutions Early Order Your Way: 2021 Programs for Lawn and Landscape
Early order programs aren't just for golf! Lawn and landscape care managers can take advantage of major manufacturer rebates plus extra discounts and extended payment terms on exclusive ATS brands too.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales
We are pleased to announce that Beth Berry has joined our team as vice president of turf and ornamental sales.
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Poa annua seedling When Poa Annua Rears Its Ugly Seedhead
Whether you’re trying to manage or reduce the population of Poa annua, it is, and will likely always be, a challenge to superintendents everywhere.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Bad Fertilizing Practices
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One cause you may not have considered is bad fertilizing practices.
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Dallisgrass seedheads It’s Complicated: Dallisgrass Control
Hailing from South America, dallisgrass has become a challenge for both superintendents and golfers. It was brought to the United States in the 1800s and has since invaded the South into the transition zone.
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close-up of fungicide on grass Preventative Snow Mold Spray Best Practices
No one wants a spring course reveal ruined by snow mold. But, without snow mold applications in the fall, this could happen to your course (especially in the northern regions of the Midwest). 
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Summer patch on annual bluegrass putting green 2021: The Year of the Patch
For the last two seasons now, nearly every sample I’ve sent to the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab has come back with either a summer patch or take-all patch infection diagnosis. Why have these two diseases exploded? There are a few possible explanations. 
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Bad Mowing Practices
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One cause that’s simple to fix is improper mowing.
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Closeup of a green football field. Benefits of Natural Turf
If you’re a sports turf manager, you’re well-acquainted with the controversy about playing surfaces. You’ve probably even joined the debate a time or two, at least to justify your choice between a natural or artificial field.
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Grub damage to a grass field Late Summer Grub Control
Like you, beetles prefer healthy turf! Good turf and soil conditions are beneficial for the development of eggs and larvae, so female beetles prefer to lay their eggs in healthy turf stands.
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Soccer field Seeding Double
Both overseeding and dormant seeding go a long way in maintaining a healthy field. Here’s what you need to know about each.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Fungal Diseases
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One of the more mysterious causes is fungal diseases.
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A wide angle shot of a baseball field. Spring Success Starts Now
With the spring season months past and summer baseball and softball coming to a close, it’s easy to want to take a break from all the action, leave the field behind, and enjoy a break from the grind. However, the 2022 season will eventually arrive.
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Poison hemlock Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace? How to Tell
You may have heard about poison hemlock in the news recently, as it’s making headlines for its aggressive growth in the United States this year. The invasive plant is spreading throughout the country, and with it, concerns about the severe risks it poses.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Poor Irrigation
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. Some of the causes are out of your control, but a more controllable one is irrigation.
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Seed Webinar: Making Your Seed Budget Go Further — Getting More Bang for Your Buck!
With seed prices seeing unprecedented rises, are you using the most cost-effective blends or mixtures? In part two of the seed webinar series, Rusty explains the best grass for the site and application to help you make better decisions that can positively impact your bottom line.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Thatch Buildup
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One cause that’s right under your feet is thatch buildup.
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Seed Webinar: The 2021 Seed Harvest, Prices, and What To Expect This Year
In this special webinar edition of Around the Turf Scene, Rusty explains the market dynamics that affect grass prices, including demand, acreage, pest pressure, and seed yield.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Insects
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One of the easier causes to identify, though, is insects.
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Foliar-Pak Foundation Forty and CSi L jugs Enhanced Summer Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
We live in an instant gratification society. Luckily, Foliar-Pak has two products that work together well to provide immediate summer stress relief.
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LDS Precision Laboratories Q&A for Localized Dry Spot
We asked Chip Houmes, District Manager with Precision Laboratories, a few questions about localized dry spot. Learn what the symptoms of localized dry spot are, when it typically occurs, the tools we can use to combat the issue, and more in this Q&A. What is localized dry spot and what causes it? Localized dry spot […]
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Jim Hess and two other recipients pose with their awards Jim Hess Receives Award of Achievement from Midwest Regional Turf Foundation
We’re pleased to share that our very own Jim Hess, a golf sales representative serving Central and Northern Indiana, was recently honored with the Award of Achievement from the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation!
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What You Need to Know About Summer Decline on Bentgrass and Bluegrass
During the summer months, a decline in turf quality and growth can be a significant problem on putting greens, affecting both bentgrass and bluegrass. Several stressors, both abiotic and biotic, can be attributed to it.
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Man driving a forklift in a warehouse Get to Know Our Newest Facility in Wheeling, Illinois
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. The warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois, is the newest addition to our family of facilities.
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Another Day, Another Dollar (Spot)
On golf courses in the United States, more money is spent managing dollar spot than any other turfgrass disease. Here are some things to know about the disease and how to control it.
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Employee Spotlights: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House
Meet three of our hardworking operations employees: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House.
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July 29 – Make Your Seed Budget Go Further and Get More Bang for Your Buck
We're hosting a free webinar about seed buying decisions on Thursday, July 29. Register today!
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What to Know When Selecting Kentucky Bluegrass
Kentucky bluegrass has long been a favorite choice for turf, and for those in the northern, cool climates, it just may be the best choice for a lawn. When looking for a Kentucky bluegrass, make sure to cover the basics. It’s important to think not only of your immediate needs but for the length you will have the turf in use.
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Seeding Into Heavy Traffic Areas
The seeding strategies I am talking about today are focused on low-budget, high-sensitivity projects in heavy traffic areas that have been neglected to the point where someone would ask for my help.
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seed germination Stopping Seed Mortality with Proper Moisture Management
hile getting grass seed to grow seems to involve anything but absolutes, consistently providing these critical components will help maximize the return on investment from your seed.
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Grass Seed Update
As we approach the fall seeding season, we want to make you aware of the current seed harvest situation, market conditions, and the impact on price and availability.
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Gravel parking lot with weeds growing around line of parking stops Bareground Control
Various scenarios have prompted questions about bareground control this year. Like many of the challenges we help our customers with, this one has numerous control options that differ by cost and ease of use.
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Baseball and glove near base The Ins and Outs of Base Maintenance
Of the many responsibilities you have as a field manager, base maintenance is probably not the most exciting. But it is certainly important for the field and the game itself. 
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Baseball player feet running to base on field, dirt and dust moving from action of athlete What Does Field Drainage Have to Do with Player Safety?
There’s no question that drainage is an essential part of field management, but do you know how critical it is to player safety?
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