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bermuda zoysia nimblewill Removing Nimblewill, Bermuda, and Zoysia from Cool-Season Lawns
When cool-season grasses start to green up in the spring, you might start taking calls from upset homeowners seeing brown spots in their lawns. In some cases, the brown spots are species of grasses that green up later in springtime. Three grass species to watch out for that green-up later in spring are nimblewill, zoysiagrass, […]
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Knock Out Roses: Dealing with Rust and Rose Slugs
Advanced Turf rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson found some issues on the Knock Out roses at our corporate headquarters. Watch this video to identify and treat rust and rose slugs.
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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sprayer calibration Essential Guide to Sprayer Calibration
Steel Green Manufacturing​ explains how to calibrate​ a sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate of chemistry for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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dormant oil application What You Should Know About Dormant Oil Applications
Do you have questions about dormant oil applications? ATS rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson gives you the information you need to make a successful application.
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micro tree injection technology New Solution for Emerald Ash Borer: SymTREE EB
Learn about SymTREE EB, the new product offering to protect your ash trees from emerald ash borer.
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dylan staley, stephen hill, michael thomas Employee Spotlights: Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas
Our employees work hard to provide excellent service to our customers. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, let’s celebrate three of our hardworking drivers, Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas. Dylan Staley CDL Driver in Fishers, IN Employee Since 2016 Dylan’s current role at ATS involves transferring products between locations. He enjoys his role […]
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matchpoint insecticide Will Annual Blue Grass Weevil (ABW) Threaten Your Course? What You Need to Know Now.
We asked Corteva a few questions about the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW). Hear about where the insect is causing problems today, where it's spreading, how to identify if it's the issue, how to treat it, and more in this Q&A.
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close up of kalmor bag Kalmor Fungicide: A New Product Offering for Ornamental Diseases
One of the new products we are offering at Advanced Turf Solutions is Kalmor. Kalmor is a copper-based fungicide/bactericide, has a FRAC designation of M1, and is unique amongst today’s products. 
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crab grass Differences Between Prodiamine and Dimension
Learn the differences between Prodiamine and Dimension so you have the most success at pre-emergent applications this spring.
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holiday hours 2020 Holiday Hours
Check out the schedule of our holiday hours.
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dull grass with leaves Strategies to Improve the Efficacy of Applications
With the 2020 growing season behind us, let’s take some time to reflect on what we learned and what to look forward to for the 2021 season.
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early order your way Early Order Your Way: 2020 Programs for Lawn and Landscape Care
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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jars in yellow purple and green hexagons Tank Mix Compatibility and Jar Testing
If you are getting ready to spray with multiple products and are not sure if they will be compatible, then to be safe, you should do a jar test.
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steelgreen snow plow Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New Snowplow Attachment Available This Fall
Available this fall, the SG Snowplow comes with the plow, winter tires assembly, LED lights, and attachment kit and costs $3,995. The attachment kit includes hydraulics, hoses, brackets and fittings, and will be compatible with other attachments available from Steel Green Manufacturing in the future.
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fall golf course Fall Fertilization: Success Through Testing and Goals
As the growing season draws to a close and turfgrass growth slows, fall becomes an essential time for fertilization. To fertilize properly in the fall, we want to know a few things:
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Dollar Spot Management in the Fall
Depending on conditions, dollar spot can be an issue all season long for Superintendents. One of the most critical times to watch out for dollar spot is the fall. If dollar spot issues linger in the fall and are not addressed, problems will most certainly pop up in the spring. 
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applications with adjuvants Adjuvants for Low-Volume Herbicide Applications
Turf care managers often ponder the question “Is there a benefit to adding an adjuvant to their herbicide when conducting a low-volume application?” The short answer to that question is YES!
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summer stress to grass Managing Summer Stress in Cool-Season Grasses
Learn these tips to make sure your turf is stress-free during these hot summer months.
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aerial of brown patch study Grass Heals the Scars of Humanity
As we all find ways to navigate through life’s challenges there needs to be a sense of calm in our day to day lives.  A place we can relax and take comfort.  Where the senses can be revitalized and take a break. 
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berlin edges Edges Advice: Head Baseball Coach Mike Weaver
First and foremost, I would say I’m not an expert. So, I rely on the recommendations of the experts at ATS, like Brian French, who I owe a lot to for our fields and the condition they are in at only two years old. Second, we only cut the infields with a push mower 2x […]
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seeding problem during cool season The Best Time to Plant Cool-Season Grasses
So why am I so adamant on fall plantings of cool-season grass seed? There’s a whole bunch of reasons.
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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, turf color, […]
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fungus in grass during cool season 7 Cultural Practices to Stop the Spread of Fungus in Cool-Season Turf
As the season begins to heat up, we should be on the lookout for disease pressure in cool-season turf. There can be several diseases that can appear in turf, but we will focus on a few that are most common: leaf spot, brown patch & dollar spot.
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soilsolver Building a Foundation with Soil Testing
To create value and to maximize the return on investment of fertilizer, it is important to apply the correct rates and the correct combination of fertilizer.
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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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kyllinga Managing the Difficult to Control Warm-Season Weeds: Kyllinga, Doveweed, and Dollarweed
It is time to think about weeds that you might find difficult to control in warm-season turf.
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red thread Be Ready for Red Thread
Red thread is a fungal turfgrass disease that can strike pretty much any time during the year. However, conditions in the spring and fall, which typically include prolonged periods of cool and wet weather, are perfect for red thread. The pathogen prefers conditions that promote slow turf growth, and long periods of cool and wet weather do just that.
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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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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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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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pile of green seeds Three Quick Tips for a Successful Spring Overseeding
Is your turf looking a little thin or damaged? It might be time to plan a spring overseeding. Check out these three tips for success!
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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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8 guidelines for applying herbicides to dormant, warm-season turf 8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf
It's that time of year again. Golf course superintendents with warm-season turf are currently loading their sprayers for broadleaf and annual weed control with a non-selective herbicide, like Roundup or glufosinate, or planning to do so. Ensure the applications go smoothly with these guidelines.
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2020 Winter Education Seminar post 2020 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is continuing its tradition of hosting education seminars across our trade area. Select a seminar to view the agenda and RSVP online.
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Landscaping with Weigela Shrubs and Rock Retaining Wall Ultimate Ornamental Package: Building Strong Soils to Grow Strong Trees and Shrubs
You may have used Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package on annuals to get big beautiful blooms, but have you used this mixture to nourish your trees and shrubs? Find out how.
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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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front view of garage with fresh green grass around it Using Mesotrione at Seeding Time
“You can pay me now, or you can pay me later." Remember those commercials about oil filters? This same catchphrase can be applied to using Mesotrione at seeding time.
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