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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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Bermudagrass Killer: Spring Dead Spot Bermudagrass Killer: Spring Dead Spot
Spring dead spot can ravage highly-managed bermudagrass. While we would like to think a singular management practice could entirely control it, this is not the case. Regular fungicide applications in conjunction with proper fertility and cultural practices will provide the best results for preventing spring dead spot. Spring dead spot’s disease activity begins in the […]
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Large Patch 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
2019 has set record levels of moisture in most of the Midwest. Just when we thought it was getting back to normal, heavy rainfalls came again. Now the heat is up! 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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