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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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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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Plan Now to Prevent Next Season’s Headaches
As the season comes to a close, you may feel anxious to put the events of the season behind you. Although you would like this time to unwind, right now is the best time to evaluate and search for solutions to this year's issues to prepare for next year. Here is a guide of what to plan now to prevent next season's headaches.
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winterkill Winterkill Prevention
Winterkill is turf loss during the wintertime. Its damage can be found in cool season areas, warm season areas or the transition zone and there are several conditions that cause winterkill: crown hydration, winter desiccation, low-temperature kill, ice sheets, and snow mold. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to help prevent some causes of winterkill before winter even starts.
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Gray Snow Mold It’s Time to Start Talking Snow Mold
It seems odd to start talking about snow mold now, but in the northern regions of the Midwest, it’s a topic that needs to be discussed sooner rather than later.
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Fall_Disease_Transition Fall Golf Course Disease Control in the Transition Zone
With golf courses consisting of both cool-season and warm-season grasses, fall is a busy time when it comes to disease management in the transition zone. However, the name of the game for fall disease management in the transition zone is “put it to bed clean.” If you want to come out in spring clean and disease free, you have to put your course to bed clean and disease free.
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Pillar G, Freehand, PT Alpine BASF Championship Conditions: Outside the Ropes
BASF offers some of the best fungicides on the market for golf courses and lawn care. BASF also offers an innovative lineup of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides for effective weed, disease and insect control around clubhouse grounds and what we consider “outside the ropes.” This ensures that the perimeters of the property are kept in […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bermuda-Fwys winterkill Spring Winterkill
Turf loss during wintertime, or winterkill, can be caused by several issues.
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Poa annua_seedhead_suppression Poa Annua Seedhead Suppression + Snow Mold Control on Cool Season Turf
A lot goes into a Poa annua seedhead suppression program on greens. Here's what you need to know about the new application timing and what you can do if you missed the first, late fall Proxy spray.
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golf course spring 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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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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Danger: Ice Accumulation
Prolonged ice accumulation on turfgrass can lead to fatal levels of carbon dioxide.
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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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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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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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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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