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Fall Seeding Tips: Maximizing Your Turfgrass Investments Fall Seeding Tips: Maximizing Your Turfgrass Investments
From the home lawn to the biggest events under the brightest lights, getting grass seed to grow can seem frustratingly simple to unnecessarily complicated. From time to time, we interact with customers who experience turfgrass seed failure or simply do not see firsthand the experience they had hoped. We understand the frustration of our customers […]
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Turf Merchants The Balance Between Production and Turf Quality
Cool season turfgrass suppliers are continually looking to improve their product lines of proprietary varieties in order to bring the best genetics to their customers. Plant breeders are always developing new cool season turfgrass varieties to improve upon a multitude of desirable turf characteristics. These turf traits range from wear tolerance, disease resistance, leaf texture, […]
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brown patch Brown Patch: Symptoms and Control
High humidity, along with high soil temperatures and high soil moisture, can lead to several different turfgrass diseases, including brown patch. Brown patch is very common, producing damage in the spring, summer, and fall. However, it is most active and severe in the summer. The good news about brown patch: it is a very treatable disease even in a curative situation.
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Sting Nematode Control on Bermuda Putting Greens in the Southeast
Don't let sting nematodes damage your greens! Find out what you need to know about curative applications and preventive maintenance.
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nutsedge Yellow Nutsedge Q&A with Nufarm
We asked Aaron Hathaway, Nufarm Technical Services Manager, a few questions about yellow nutsedge. Learn when the weed begins to appear, how to identify it, what conditions create a perfect environment for it, challenges we face when trying to manage it, and how to effectively control it.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Soil Moisture and Compaction Measurement Products from Spectrum Technologies, Inc.
Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to carry Spectrum Technologies, Inc.’s line of affordable measurement technology for soil moisture and compaction.
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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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Growth Regulators: What Are Your Goals?
There are many turfgrass growth regulators on the market today. Each of these regulators controls the growth of different turfgrass varieties in distinct ways with varying intensity.
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fungicide stratgies Effective Fungicide Use Plus Additional Effective Strategies for Your Golf Course
The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. Had they waited a little longer, I’m sure they would have declared 2020 the year of... Nevertheless, we are in the year of plant health and that means using fungicides effectively.  
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bermuda Slow Bermuda Green Up
Is the bermudagrass you’re managing slow to green up? This is not uncommon.
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pair of keys laying on green turf Pythium Root Rot and Pythium Root Dysfunction Prevention
Summer is an optimal time for Pythium root rot and Pythium root dysfunction outbreaks. By taking cultural and chemical preventions in the spring, you can avert these diseases in the summer.
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dollarspot_anthracnose Dollar Spot and Anthracnose Q&A with BASF
We asked BASF a few questions about dollar spot and anthracnose. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and anthracnose consist of, how applications should be managed, and what challenges we are facing when controlling these diseases in this Q&A. Dollar Spot What are the symptoms of dollar spot that we need to look out […]
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Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan with a lightbulb Tips to Help Zoysiagrass Transition Out of Winter
For years most golf courses throughout the Midwest transition zone have grown zoysiagrass on the tees and fairways. The big variable each season is the transition period in the springtime.
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three different grass samples Outstanding Results with Foliar-Pak’s Armament
Does fertilizer coated with Foliar-Pak's Armament really give better results with turfgrass establishment and growth compared with uncoated fertilizer? The results from a pan test conducted by Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts give a resounding yes!
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close up of a flower in the grass Consider These Herbicide Options to Prevent Resistance
I believe over the past 20-30 years the horticultural market has overused glyphosate, therefore making it less effective due to herbicide sensitivity/resistance. I want to preserve this chemistry for future generations and hence recommend other chemical options.
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white flowers and green leaves Predict Pest Emergence with Phenological Indicators
Phenology is the study of naturally recurring biological events in plant and insect life cycles. You can use things like plant bud break or bloom time to predict when certain weeds will emerge or when certain insects will hatch.
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close up of red roses Get Ready for Three Key Spring Applications
Let’s review some of the key spring applications that will make or break on how your season will go.
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Poa seedhead emergence Spring Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression on Cool-Season Turf
If you are monitoring growing degree day accumulations to plan your spring Proxy sprays, the above-normal winter temperatures thus far have your spring Proxy spray fast approaching.
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Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan with a lightbulb Quick Tips for Your Golf Agronomic Plan
Before finalizing your agronomic plan, check out these quick, helpful tips!
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tons of people standing around Steel Green manufacturing tent at venue Steel Green Reveals New Equipment Features and Announces Early Order Program with Advanced Turf
At the 2019 GIE+EXPO, Steel Green Manufacturing revealed several new features on 2020 spreader/sprayers and announced an early order program valid for Advanced Turf Solutions customers only- offering up to 7% off 2020 machines purchased by November 30th. Download the flyer for more details on the early order program. Steel Green made its public debut […]
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Helpful Reminders for buttoning up your golf course Button Up Your Golf Course With These Helpful Reminders
It won’t be long before we are wishing for summer heatwaves instead of winter’s cold and snow. Before that happens, let’s make sure your golf courses are ready. Here a few things to remember to button up your golf course for winter.
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landscape view of a golf course during the winter Steer Clear of These Things Going Into Winter
The 2019 season has been a rollercoaster that has left most eager to blow out the irrigation system and walk away from the year. But not so fast. Below are just a few things you do not want to do before this season’s end. Don’t fall face-first into the finish line. Finishing strong will set you up for a better 2020.
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Treating Take All Patch post Treating Take-All Patch
Take-all patch is a disease of creeping bentgrass that can occur on golf course greens, tees, and fairways.
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Steel Green machine 36 SG Fall Maintenance Tips for Steel Green Machines
Keep your Steel Green sprayer-spreader in tip-top shape with these fall maintenance tips!
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Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression + Snow Mold Control on turf How to Make Your Fall Proxy Application Successful
Proxy applications are essential to Poa Annua seedhead suppression. With the fall Proxy application timeframe nearing, here is what you need to know to make it as successful as possible.
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close up of grass with dark patches Gear Up for Two Important Fall Applications
What's new on the spring dead spot front? Find out here.
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gentleman golfing on the golf course Late Summer Turf Recovery
As we hit the midpoint of August, it’s time to evaluate the turf conditions at your facility or property and make plans for late summer turf recovery and early fall renovation.
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Large Patch on field Combating Large Patch
Large patch is a destructive disease occurring in both the fall and spring when extended periods of saturated soil and overall wetness create ideal conditions for development. The best way to keep large patch off your course is to treat for it preventively.
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Happy Jack Russell Terrier pet dog lying down on green grass Don’t Let the Dog Days of Summer Get to You!
As we get into the craziness of summer, don’t let the day-to-day grind beat you up. It is very easy to completely submerge yourself in the problems that you face every day.
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Foliar Pak XCD Alternate Color Seed 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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Ginny Smith headshot 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 branding 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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cellphone and frog sitting on golf course surface 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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north carolina sign 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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dog sitting on golf course 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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close up of someones lawn 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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silver thread moss in the grass 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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premier sand branding 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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close up of Anthracnose 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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grass and brown fungi on field 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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