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whitecaps_FieldoftheYear Maintaining Excellence: Inside the Award-Winning Field at LMCU Ballpark
In December of 2023, the LMCU Ballpark, home of the minor league professional baseball team, the West Michigan Whitecaps, was recognized as the SFMA Field of the Year in the professional baseball division. This marked the second award the field had won from the SFMA since its head groundskeeper's tenure started eight years ago. 
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ATS Customer Wins 2023 SFMA Field of the Year
Learn about how an Indianapolis-area cross country course earned the award—and see the products they used to do it.
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Gain Control of Weeds with Corteva’s Crew™
Add a member to your crew with Corteva’s Crew™, an all-in-one weed control solution.
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close-up of fertilizer spreader in the grass Dormant Seeding on Athletic Fields
Discover the benefits of dormant seeding your athletic fields and ensure tough, vibrant turf for the spring sports season.
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Angled view of a large, empty baseball field on a bright, sunny day Your Guide to Baseball Infield Conditioner
Infield conditioner is vital to preserving and protecting your baseball field. Learn what it does, how to apply it, and more.
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mosquito on a leaf Why Use EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC Botanical Insecticides
Learn how EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC use botanical oils to their advantage to control and eliminate mosquitoes and other pests without harming pollinators.
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close up of home plate and gentleman leveling the dirt in the infield Don’t Forget: Stock Up on Sports Field Accessories This Winter
If you're shopping for sports turf products this winter and looking for things for next spring, don't forget your accessory products.
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The Root of the Problem: Your Guide to Grub Control Plans for 2024
See how using your grub control history, proper timing, and cultural practices will help you create an effective grub control plan in 2024.
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whitetail deer Your Guide to Keeping Deer Off Your Turf, Courses, and Sports Fields in 2024
No matter what you use your property for, it’s likely that deer aren’t welcome visitors. Discover how to keep deer off your property and prevent ornamental damage.
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Season’s Greetings: Your 2023 Sports Turf Christmas Wish List
Make the holiday season a great one for the turf professional(s) in your life and explore our sports turf Christmas wish list!
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Answering Customers’ Commonly Asked Sports Turf Questions (2023)
Sports turf customers rejoice! You asked lots of great questions this year, so we’ve compiled the answers to the most commonly asked sports turf questions.
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Selective vs. Non-Selective Herbicide
Learn the difference between selective and non-selective herbicides, and find out which type is best for your needs.
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Spraying herbicide from the nozzle to Para Grass weeds Commonly Asked Questions About Pre-Emergent Herbicide
We have the scoop on pre-emergent FAQs! Discover what you need to know before you select a pre-emergent herbicide.
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A soccer field in the park Managing Trees and Shrubs Around Sports Fields: A Comprehensive Guide
Discover the importance of managing and maintaining trees and shrubs around your sports field. Plus, find the tips you need to ensure a vibrant, safe playing environment.
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soccer players on turf Best Turfgrass Species for Sports Fields
Choosing the right turfgrass species is vital for a pleasing, playable, and easy to maintain sports field. Discover some of the best and most common sports turfgrass species.
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Dimension Unlocking Effective Weed Control with Dimension® Specialty Herbicide
As a lawn care operator, keeping the properties you service weed-free is a top priority. Finding a powerful yet versatile herbicide is key in the battle against crabgrass, goosegrass, and other troublesome weeds. Enter Dimension® specialty herbicide – a trusted solution that goes beyond standard pre-emergence control by delivering early post-emergence control as well.
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New Products Expanding Our Offerings: Your Guide to Advanced Turf Solutions’ 2023 Product Additions
As the seasons change, your methods for caring for turf do, too, and Advanced Turf Solutions stocks the products you need to keep your turfgrass strong and healthy all year round. With 2024 on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to compile all the new products we introduced to our lineup in 2023 […]
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Preparing Infields for Winter
As November rolls around, most, if not all, baseball and softball games have concluded for the year. No doubt it’s been a long season beginning in March, possibly sooner. But before your much-deserved break, there are a few things to do to put your skins to bed. Now is the time to act. November generally has drier, warmer weather than February, so do yourself a favor and do the work now.
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close-up of the line marking in the infield Should You Condition Your Infield Before Winter Sets In?
Many coaches are finishing up their baseball and softball fall field renovations. Some may be asking if they should condition their field for winter. The answer depends on your expectations of play for next spring.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Late Summer – Fall 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven products in the third quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Crisp-Edges on baseball field Fall Infield Edging
Fall ends most baseball and softball seasons, but not infield maintenance. One maintenance practice that should be taken care of in the fall (and regularly throughout the season) is infield edging.
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Another Day Another Dollar 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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Bermudagrass Field Fall Bermudagrass Strategies
Fall fertility is one step in putting the field to bed properly. Hopefully, a soil test is part of your routine. You want to ensure that your soil’s P, K, and pH levels are sufficient. Ensuring that your soil and plant have adequate potash (K) before it enters dormancy is particularly beneficial. Potassium has been […]
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Dandelion on soccer field Tips for a Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Strategy
A fall broadleaf weed control strategy is an important piece in a sports turf playing surface maintenance program.
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Establishing a Warm-Season Field in Cooler Summer Temperatures
With much of the South experiencing an unseasonably cool summer this year, field managers have had to adapt their turfgrass maintenance programs accordingly.
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Athletic Field Fall Seeding Schedule
As we prepare for another fall sports season full of practices and games, now is the time to plan your fall seeding projects.
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Summer Localized Dry Spot
Localized dry spots become more of a problem in the summer heat and stress.
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three pieces of Crabgrass Crabgrass Growth Cycle Identification and Control
Everywhere you look, crabgrass is out and at different stages of its growth cycle.
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soccer goal_wear Tips for Maintaining High-Traffic Turfgrass Areas
Maintaining high-traffic turfgrass areas, such as sports fields, golf courses, and recreational parks, can be a challenging task. These areas are subject to heavy foot and/or machine traffic, which can result in soil compaction, wear and tear, and overall decline in turf health. However, with proper care and management, it is possible to maintain lush, resilient turfgrass that can withstand intense usage and continue to provide a safe and visually appealing surface.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Audio Blog: TTTF, PR, and KBG
In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll look at three popular turfgrass species.
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What You Need to Know About Rotary Spreaders
Rotary spreaders are a very efficient way to spread fertilizer on your field. With late summer fertilizer applications nearing, let’s make sure to avoid mistakes by reviewing these rotary spreader basics.
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Sustainable Turfgrass Solutions from Pure Seed
Sustainable Turfgrass Solutions from PURE SEED
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2023 Seed Market Update
This year’s seed update is a little different from the past few.
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Wetting Agents to Aid Water Management
Not many of us would have imagined the drought conditions across the state of Michigan recently. With many of us receiving plenty of rainfall this week, we finally have a minute to catch our breath and refocus on how we plan to make it through the remaining “drier months of summer.” 
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New Products Recently Added Products: Summer 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven new products in the second quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Poison hemlock Audio Blog: 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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shovel in bucket on infield Infield Testing 101
Infield testing is an important part of field management. Understanding infield test results allows you to adjust the composition of your field accordingly. In this blog post, we’ll explain the basics of collecting a sample for testing and interpreting the sand, silt, clay, and gravel content results.
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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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Save the Date:
2023–2024 Education
Grow Together is one of our core values at Advanced Turf Solutions. That's why we offer FREE education events to support green industry professionals throughout our territory.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Kentucky Bluegrass
Perhaps the best-known turfgrass species, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is popular for lawns, golf courses, and sports fields.
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