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Ohio Turfgrass Conference Trade Show
Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show December 15, 2011 at 8:09 am Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show Summary  The weather cooperated and OTF had yet another successful conference and trade show celebrating 50 years of “turf innovation”, serving the Turf Industry in Ohio and throughout the Mid West.  Over 100 hours of educational seminars […]
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Snow Mold Recovery
December 26, 2011 at 12:00 am Though our winter is off to a slow start, it isn’t too soon to plan your snow mold recovery applications.  The mild weather pattern has allowed turf to continue to grow after many of you have applied the appropriate prevention products.  That being stated, many in NE Ohio may […]
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New Years Resolution For The Turf Manager Stress Management New Years Resolution For The Turf Manager Stress Management
New Year’s Resolution for the Turf Manager: *Stress Management* December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm Now that we have all survived another year, it’s hard not to look back on the last year and reflect a little.  And for those of you who are turf managers, that reflection on 2011 will probably take place with […]
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Indianapolis Shows Its Class
February 03, 2012 at 1:29 pm It is with a sense of pride I look forward to this weekend’s Super Bowl. Being a lifelong Hoosier there have been times when I have felt Indianapolis was slighted on the national or international scene. The preparation and implementation by the Super Bowl committee and its many volunteers […]
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Soil Testing Helps Sales And Lawns Ills
March 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm You wouldn’t go to the Doctor and say “just give me drugs”.  Well maybe you would depending how you feel, but my guess is the doctor is going to give a thorough once over.  Heck, I bet they will even poke and prod you if something’s been ailing you […]
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ATS Winter Education Series ATS Winter Education Series
January 12, 2012 at 11:56 am ATS Winter Education Series For many turf enthusiasts, the long winter months are a good time to expand your knowledge of turf management. To assist you with this pursuit, Advanced Turf Solutions would like to invite each of you to our Winter Education Series. This two part series will […]
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Winter Maintenance Jrm Inc. Products
January 08, 2012 at 11:59 pm Winter is the time for annual equipment maintenance and replacing bed knives on reel mowers is an important part of this process.  Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to now be an authorized dealer for JRM, American manufactured, bed knives.  In late 2002, JRM began research and development to engineer […]
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The 9th Annual Indiana State Superintendents Championship Tournament
October 22, 2012 at 3:00 am Last Monday, Advanced Turf Solutions hosted the 9th Annual Indiana State Superintendents Championship Tournament at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield. The tournament was in memory of Don LaPierre, longtime Indiana golf course superintendent. The course at Hawk’s Tail, formerly Greenfield Country Club, was in pristine condition. It was a close […]
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Holganix Trials Holganix Trials
May 06, 2013 at 3:00 am A customer, Keith Jackson at Hydroseed, Inc. of Osceola, Indiana, shared the following pictures taken on 4/27/2013. Turfgrass was planted in mid-September 2012. On 3/30/2013, the turf pictured above was fertilized with ATS 30-0-4 30% SCU,1% Fe at 1 lb N/ 1,000 sq ft rate. On 3/30/2013, this turf […]
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Sam Huff Man Of The Year
November 13, 2013 at 11:30 am Our very own Sam Huff had the honor of receiving the 2013 Winfrey P Bunton II Kentucky Turfgrass Man of the Year award, presented by Dr. AJ Powell Jr. and Dr. Dwight Barkley at the KTC Conference and Trade Show on Tuesday, October 22.  This prestigious award could not […]
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June Employee Spotlight
June 05, 2015 at 11:19 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Great relationships are the backbone of success for Advanced Turf Solutions (ATS). By developing a deep trust and rapport with their customers, our two “spotlight” sales employees have created great relationships, which have been the driving forces for their success each year. Tom Fox […]
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ATS Custom Application Team Customers Take Advantage Of Warm January Weathe
ATS Custom Application Team & Customers Take Advantage of Warm January Weather January 16, 2012 at 12:00 am Mark Kastenholz Superintendant of the Tipton Municipal Golf Course fought through five floods in 2011.  The standing water left by the floods created large areas of thin and damaged turf to his fairways that required extensive reseeding. […]
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Growing Turf In The Shade Growing Turf In The Shade
January 22, 2012 at 12:01 am One of the challenges I’m often faced with each growing season is how to grow and maintain turf in the shade.  Planting a good shade seed blend is not enough.  Usually a season or two after a shady lawn is established, I get a phone call asking me what […]
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Late Fall Winterization Of Athletic Fields Late Fall Winterization Of Athletic Fields
November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am It is crucial to the over all health and vigor of an athletic field playing surface to receive the proper winterization, although depending on the surface you are dealing with the timing may differ.  Football and soccer fields for instance may have play well into November which will have […]
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Winter Education Series Lawn Care Landscape
Winter Education Series – Lawn Care & Landscape *UPDATED* January 26, 2012 at 9:14 am For many turf enthusiasts, the long winter months are a good time to expand your knowledge of turf management.  To assist you with this pursuit, Advanced Turf Solutions would like to invite each of you to our Winter Education Series. […]
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Field of the Year: How ATS Helped theFort Wayne TinCaps Hit a Home Run
Parkview Field is home to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Beyond its brick archways at the gate lies the field with straight baselines shooting out from home plate and carpeted by lush green turf contrasted by the red clay boundaries.
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Quick Spring Ready Checklist For Fields Of All Levels
Winter is quickly ending and it’s time to get your sports field ready for play in the spring. Here are 4 quick tips to check-off for spring play.
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Rolling Infields To Improve Playability
The most important responsibility of an athletic field manager is to provide the safest and most playable field possible.  One of the tools to help achieve this goal is mechanical rolling.  This can be done on both the infield and outfield areas of the field. The question many ask is, why? With respect to turf […]
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Summer Decline Affecting Bent And Bluegrass Greens And Fairways
Summer decline can be a major problem on putting greens during summer months, affecting both bentgrass and bluegrass.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products
Back Your Turf with Bayer- ATS Is Proud to Bring You Science for a Better Life
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Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015 Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015
With the development of the RTF ( Rhizomatous tall fescue ), Barenbrug’s research group identified three distinctly different tall fescue morphotypes: Continental, Rhizomatous, and Mediterranean.  Of these three groups, the Continental-types are by far the most common. Evolving north of the Alps and Pyrenees mountains, Continental-types have been the mainstay of turf-type tall fescue breeding and production since the introduction of Rebel some 30 plus years ago. Named varieties of Continental-type tall fescue now number in the hundreds and are used throughout the world.
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Are Your Collars Choking Your Greens?
For decades, we have been topdressing and adding sand through aerification practices to golf greens. These practices, for the most part, have had an excellent impact on the overall playability of putting surfaces. For instance, smooth putting greens can be created from these practices. However, there are a few drawbacks for greens. As excess sand is brought […]
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2017 Advanced Turf Solutions Wall Calendar 30 60 90
Write down your 30-60-90 day plan, and look at it every day.
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Don’t Forget To Treat For Snow Mold This Fall
It does not seem possible, however, we are almost at the time of year for preventative snow mold applications. With the weather we had last year, this will be more important than ever this winter. This photo was taken earlier this spring of an untreated fairway. This Northern Indiana golf course had no prior history […]
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collage of different types of weeds The Fall Broadleaf Herbicide Application
The calendar has rolled around to fall. Whatever services you provide, you are probably involved in all of them now – fertilization, aeration, seeding, landscape installation, and the list goes on. I hope broadleaf weed control is also on your list this fall, particularly addressing perennial broadleaf weeds and winter annuals. There is no better […]
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Calling All Soldiers
A good enemy knows when best to attack.  It seems that while we were all enjoying a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, one of our turf enemies took advantage that our guards were let down.  Armyworms abound in Tennessee, affecting turfgrass varieties ranging from hybrid bermuda to tall fescue.  Our Nashville sales team has fielded numerous […]
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Are You Ready For This?
For lawn care companies, this is quite honestly one of the most labor intensive but very important revenue-producing times of the year.
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close up of a pond and a fountain Aquatic Weeds Have You Frustrated?
Clipper aquatic herbicide is here to help! Clipper aquatic herbicide delivers fast and selective control of invasive and nuisance plants such as Cabomba, watermeal, duckweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, and hydrilla. A great combo for hydrilla control is a mixture of Clipper, Diquat and surfactant. Rate: Clipper 1 lb per surface acre-foot of water Diquat […]
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rain falling on grass 4 Tips To Keep That Green Color All Summer
For a healthy and green turf, treat your lawn with Foliar-Pak 30-0-0 and Foliar-Pak A.S. Fusion 7-0-0. Everyone knows that the dry, hot days of summer can do a number on the turf. Combat Mother Nature with these four simple tips. 1. Mow High  Short mowed turfgrass equals shallow roots. Higher mowed turfgrass allows for long deeper […]
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Avoid Mowing During Hot Temperatures
If at all possible, avoid mowing lawns in the hottest part of the day. This picture is a perfect example of the damage a mower can cause to heat or drought stressed turf.
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Don’t Let Your Lawn Miss A Meal
As summer sets in and the temperature starts to heat up, many lawns will start to show the signs of summer stress. But just because things are starting to heat up, don’t let your lawn miss a meal. As with any living thing, the healthier your lawn is going into a stressful period, the better […]
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Weathering The Storms
After the winter we all just went through, one would think Mother Nature would be a little bit kinder this spring. We had more than our share of rainfall, and the unseasonably low temps have not made it any easier to keep up with general maintenance. With the slow start to the season, many of you are struggling to keep the grass mowed down and bunkers pushed up. Not to worry; the weather has changed for the better and your golf courses are responding to sunlight and warmth!
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Get Your Grub On
It will be time to start making those grub control applications before you know it.  Most of you are probably thinking about it already.  I’ve had several people ask me about recommended rates of imidacloprid because they read or heard about Bayer’s BMP for grub control.
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Spring Inventory
Due to the ‘long, cold, windy, extreme amounts of snow, and just miserable’ conditions this winter, all landscape operators need to be aware of what could await them in the landscapes.
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close-up of black carpenter ants Perimeter Insect Control
Lawn care operators can increase their bottom line by adding this very profitable additional service! I know that we are all still waiting for spring weather to arrive, but we are not the only ones. As the temperature increases, insects will become more active and will look to find a way into your customer’s homes. […]
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close-up of grass in the spring time Spring Recovery Program
The way the winter has gone, some of us are bound to see at least some turf not green up as the temperatures rise this spring. Whether the cause is prolonged ice cover resulting in lack of oxygen, desiccation, low-temperature kill, crown hydration, or snow mold damage, you may have to shift into recovery mode […]
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This Rtf Lawn Continued New Growth Even Under The Snow
In the fall of 2012 a friend in Columbus, Ohio renovated his lawn, stripped it, new topsoil, and new seeding. He chose Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF), a tall fescue that produces a creeping stem or runner (rhizome) that extends outward from the main plant underground. This rhizome will send a shoot up to the soil […]
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A Couple Thoughts On Dollar Spot
I think most turf managers will agree dollar spot is one of the most persnickety diseases we face in this part of the country.  Most years, a couple of stout, early fungicide applications combined with spring aerification and fertilization help reduce the impact and severity of dollar spot.  As the heat and dry weather of […]
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