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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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AskATS #AskATS Sports Turf Edition
Thoughts on hydroseeding bluegrass for soccer fields? Past experience, pros and cons? Compared to traditional slit? –@_GodMadeAFarmer Brian Winka: “I don’t have any experiences hydroseeding soccer fields, but I know that it can be an economically effective way to seed if needed. I prefer slit seeding with a good seeder, like a Charterhouse, because it […]
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Smart Turf: Fraze Mowing
April and May offer a window for fraze mowing, especially now that fields are temporarily unavailable for play. Read about the fraze mowing process and how ATS can help improve the health of your field.
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Smart Turf: Building a Set of Base Anchors
Check out our Smart Turf guide to building your own set of base anchors.
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A Great Tank Mix to Control Unwanted Grass and Weeds on Warning Tracks and Infields During Social Distancing Due to COVID-19
Collectively, we are in a challenging time. Playing surfaces are out of play with social distancing due to COVID-19. Baseball and softball infields and warning tracks can quickly become covered in weeds and unwanted grass.
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tractor pulling the sandmaster Sports Turf Solutions: The SandMaster
The SandMaster and the Verti-Quake help to improve the quality of the turf. Find out how Advanced Turf can use these machines to keep your sports field ready for play.
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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 grow tarps Grow Tarps: The Essential Tool for Growing Warm-Season Grass in the Transition Zone
The desire to play sports all year long has increased drastically in recent years. Sports knows no boundaries on the calendar which provides a new set of issues for the professionals in the sports turf industry. Growing grass in the transition zone already comes with its own set of challenges, but growing grass in February, […]
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close up of outfield and infield New Engineered Infield Mix for Custom Soil Installations
Some exciting things are happening within our sports turf division, including the availability of a new engineered infield mix for custom soil installations.
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close of crabgrass Crabgrass Control and Seeding Strategies for Cool-Season Sports Turf
There are plenty of pre and post-emergence herbicides to control crabgrass in cool-season turfgrass, but they all have certain intervals when one cannot seed. Here several sports field scenarios and tips to fit the herbicides around the seeding windows.
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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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Scary Turf Stories with Brian French Scary Turf Stories
Scary stories are just more fun during Halloween. Advanced Turf Sports Turf Specialist/Demo Equipment Sales Rep Brian French tells us a real-life scary turf story.
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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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blue sky and sun shining Tips for Making Seasonal Irrigation Changes
As we approach the time when the daylight hours get shorter, and the sun angle drops lower in the sky, take a few minutes to review your watering schedule to make sure it matches the changing weather conditions.
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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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close up of rocks and minerals Go Granular on Sports Turf This Summer
No spray equipment? No problem! Learn how you can manage turfgrass stressors on sports turf with a granular program.
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grass seed pile Which Seed Type Should I Choose?
Find out which seed selections are best for certain conditions and the best methods for seed establishment in the spring.
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landscape view of baseball field The Advantages of Proper Infield Drainage
It’s a known fact that poor surface drainage puts the sports field as well as the players at a disadvantage. To achieve proper infield drainage, it’s really about maintaining the quality of three key factors- the infield mix, the grade of the infield, and the conditioner.
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Canada Geese and Babies in Grass Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Resource Guide Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide
The latest sports field resource guide provides up-to-date product info, smart turf tips, and relevant guides. It’s also interactive, so you can go directly to our website in one click and learn even more.       Download the Interactive Sports Field Resource Guide here.
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baseball and soccer ball sitting on a field Pre-Spring Season Checklist for Athletic Fields
Groundskeepers and field managers stuck in the cold can get a head start by spending this time doing the pre-season work that can be brought indoors.
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Marcus Dean headshot Employee Spotlight: Marcus Dean
Meet Marcus Dean, the newest sports turf sales representative in Kentucky and Tennessee, in our latest employee spotlight.
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close up of Stadium bleachers in the snow Prepare Your Facility for Winter
We all know that it’s important to winterize our irrigation systems in preparation for a cold winter, but did you know that there are other items at your facility that may need to be winterized too?
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close-up of football field Football Field Day-to-Day Maintenance
Is your field ready for football season? Follow this checklist to make sure your field is in prime shape from the first game to the last.
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Financial planning word with coin in glass jar and graph up. 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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close-up of soccer ball in front of goal 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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fresh green grass How to Correctly Calibrate Your Sprayer
In this video, Mark Sybouts, Advanced Turf Solutions Sales and Product Development Manager, explains how to calibrate your sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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semi truck at loading dock 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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two linemark machines close-up The Unique Features of Linemark Machines
Although there are many field painters and paints on the market today, Linemark machines have many unique features that make it easy-to-use.
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dan and brent portraits 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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close-up of fertilizer spreader in the grass 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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Closeup of dry soil texture in the summer 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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gentleman holding fish with turf blue 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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close-up of baseball field in the middle of season field maintenance Guide to In-Season Field Maintenance
Pre-game, post-game, and before and after practice, there are many tasks to keep your field in great shape all season long. Keep it all straight with this handy guide.
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sprinklers going off in soccer field Athletic Field Irrigation Startup Checklist and Best Practices
Find out how to get your irrigation system ready for the season with this startup checklist and best practices.
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close-up of new mound at baseball field The Step-by-Step Guide to Mound Repair
Does your mound need to be repaired? Follow these steps to make sure your mound is repaired correctly.
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the team at advanced turf solutions taking a group portrait 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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Crisp-Edges on baseball field How to Edge Infields and Warning Tracks
Several goals can be accomplished by the basic task of edging an infield. Two categories encompass edging an infield: in-season and pre/post-season.
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