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Golf course maintenance crew at work Surviving Summer Stress in Cool-Season Turf
We all start the season with the best intentions to make the turf “the best it can be.” Eventually, the season gets underway, the weather becomes extreme, staff shortages wreak havoc, and a well-laid plan starts to unravel. 
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sprayer How Bicarbonates and pH Affect Spray Water
The single largest input into our spray tank is the water used to make the application. We often overlook the significance of good water. Sometimes we think, “If it’s good enough to drink, then it's okay for our spray tank.” That may or may not be true!
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Drone view of a golf course Pre-Emergent Herbicides for Warm-Season Grass
Pre-emergent herbicides work by forming an impenetrable barrier in the soil during seasons of high weed pressure, which occur when the turf is transitioning into or out of dormancy. 
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Moisture Meters for Summer Stress Relief
Moisture management is critical to helping your greens survive summer stress, and a moisture meter is the tool for the job.
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grass field 2022 Fall Seed Market Update
The seed harvest for 2022 is in full swing.
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New Co-Branded Line of Exclusive Grass Seed Products
Advanced Turf Solutions and Barenbrug have partnered together to create a line of exclusive grass seed products, including blends coated with XCD.
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Don’t Plant Your Problems: Why is My Grass Seed Not Growing?
When you are planting your yard or inter-seeding your thin lawn, it is important to use the seed that is right for your environment.
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Sowing Seeds for the Future: Turfgrass Breeding Impact on Tomorrow’s Seed Needs
By staying in tune with end-user feedback and being aware of environmental pressures, Barenbrug aims to be the preferred partner of today while simultaneously breeding the varieties of the future.
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Where Does My Seed Come From? 
Even though grass seems to grow around us without much effort, developing improved varieties takes time and effort.
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seedlings on grass Factors You SHOULD Consider When Selecting Turfgrass Species for a New Seeding
There are many factors that SHOULD be considered when selecting a turfgrass species for a new seeding. Here is a comprehensive list of factors to consider:
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Relieve Summer Stress on Your Sports Field with These Products
As we advance into the tough summer months, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game. We offer some great options to help battle these harsh conditions.  
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Human seeding coins in soil for growing money. Combat Rising Fertilizer Costs With Soil Organic Matter
2022 has certainly been challenging for the lawn care industry, with the double-whammy of extremely high fertilizer costs and limited supply. After a break from the high costs of 2008, global demand has increased. We will have to periodically contend with higher prices and shortages for the foreseeable future.
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Q2 2022 New Product Announcement Recently Added Products: Summer 2022
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look below at what’s new.
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Man with lawnmower How Short Should I Mow My Grass?
When it comes to mowing height, it’s important to avoid cutting your grass too short or too tall.
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gravel Interpreting Infield Test Results: Gravel
Infield testing gives you valuable information about the composition of your field. It tells you the percentages of important components—including sand, silt, and clay—and alerts you to unwanted materials in your mix.
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sand-silt-clay Interpreting Infield Test Results: Sand
Understanding infield test results allows you to adjust the composition of your field accordingly. Infield test results include an analysis of silt and clay, which we discussed in a recent blog post. Today, we’ll look at the results pertaining to sand. 
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Water drops on green blade of grass macro, shallow depth of field with creamy bokeh and lots of copy space Surviving Peak Disease Season
It's that time of year again, when growth speeds up, temperatures rise, and we start to get consistent and persistent thunderstorms with humidity. The main summer event is here: peak turfgrass disease season.
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Green grass flooded with rain.Summer rain.Rectangular background with wet grass. Flooding in the fields. Turfgrass Issues That Thrive in Warm, Wet Conditions
Several turfgrass pests thrive in warm, wet conditions. Lack of air, poor drainage, compacted soil, and excessive thatch also contribute to infestations. In this post, we’ll look at three pests to be on the lookout for this summer.
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Achieve Incredible Results on Trees and Ornamentals with Grow-In
Foliar-Pak Grow-In is our swiss army knife. Initially, Grow-In was developed to offer customers a complete turfgrass establishment program with the use of a single product. But as time passed, we noticed Grow-In was useful for seeding projects as well as achieving incredible results on trees and ornamentals.
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White semi-truck on the highway delivering freight Fertilizer Industry Update
Mid-year is a good time to step back and evaluate the state of the industry. This article will explain how things are going in the fertilizer industry, specifically. We’ll discuss raw material costs, labor shortages, and fuel prices, as well as action steps for lawn care operators to mitigate current uncertainties.
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ants Perimeter Pest Control: The Add-On Service Staple
Perimeter pest control was not always as attractive as an add-on service for lawn care operators as it is now. A few years back, structural pest control companies mainly offered the service.
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The Best Time to Apply Grub Control Products
With so many species, how do you know when to treat? For the most part, the biggest concern is about annual grubs since they do the most damage to lawns.  
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Thermometer displaying high 40 degree hot temperatures in sun summer day Managing Heat and Drought Stress
Summer stress takes many forms. With record-breaking temperatures in parts of our geography this week, heat stress is inevitable. In this blog post, we’ll discuss both heat and drought stress and what you can do to manage both.
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shovel in bucket on infield How to Collect an Infield Sample
Like soil testing, infield testing gives you valuable information about the makeup of your field. That information will help you identify and correct any problems proactively. The first step of the process is collecting a sample, which is simple when you follow these steps.
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Beth Berry Receives Women in the Green Industry Award
Fishers, IN—Green Industry Pros, the management resource for landscape contractors and equipment dealers, selected Beth Berry as a recipient of the Women in the Green Industry Award for 2022.
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Selective focus low angle view of a golf ball on a green with the flagstick on a sunny afternoon Tools to Combat Summer Stress
Moving into the heat of the summer, everyone’s looking for that "magic bullet” to help them survive and advance to the fall. While sound agronomic processes are the backbone to success, there are a few tools in the Advanced Turf arsenal that, when used properly, have yielded excellent results. 
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How West Virginia Green Beat Back Armyworms
For over 30 years, West Virginia was spared the damage armyworms could produce. Then, just like in many other states last summer, they struck. Lawns were devastated overnight, leaving lawn care companies working seven days a week to try and save as many properties as they could. Some yards made it; some didn’t. During this […]
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Add These Products to Your Tank (For Golf)
Your time is valuable, and tasks can add up quickly. Give yourself a hand by adding these products to your tank to make your job easier. 
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Back lit golf fairway with sand traps viewed from the tee box Why Adjuvants Are Excellent Tank-Mix Partners
Adjuvants make excellent tank-mix partners for herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide applications on your golf course. Here are a few specific ways to incorporate adjuvants into your program.
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close up hand putting banknote into glass bottle.Business, finance, savings or management money, investment concept. How to Maximize Your Glyphosate Dollars
Every time you turn around these days, it seems like there’s a new supply chain issue. This has no doubt affected us all in some way, and even the most-used herbicides in the world, glyphosate-based products, have given pain to the green industry.
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Automatic garden watering system with different sprinklers installed under turf. Landscape design with lawn hills and fruit garden irrigated with smart autonomous sprayers at sunset evening time. What You Need to Know About Pre-Emergent Breakthrough
When it comes to pre-emergent herbicides, the last thing you want to have is a breakthrough. But sometimes it happens—why? And more importantly, what can you do to minimize pre-emergent breakthrough?
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Interpreting Infield Test Results: Silt and Clay
For your infield to perform well, it needs the proper mix of sand, silt, and clay. Any material between 0.05 mm and 0.002 mm in size is considered silt or clay. It’s a good idea to test your infield mix regularly to understand its composition.
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Adjuvants to Increase Efficiency
There are many adjuvants available to help make your job easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Here are just a few that you may consider.
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sprinkler of automatic watering Summer Lawn Care Timeline
As you prepare to care for your lawn this summer, we have a timeline to help you know what to do each month. 
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Brown Ring Patch Control
Brown ring patch, also known as waitea patch, is a turfgrass disease caused by the pathogen Waitea circinata var. circinata.
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infield edge Using a Sod Cutter to Remove an Infield Lip
When infield material migrates into the edge of the grass, a raised “lip” forms and poses a safety hazard to athletes.
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multiple billbugs Control Billbugs Before They Control Your Course
Billbug damage is frequently confused with other turfgrass problems on golf courses. Damage from billbugs can be diagnosed as many ailments, including disease and white grubs, but nothing that should treat the problem works. Knowing more about billbugs can save time, patience, and money.
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Close-up of golf ball during sunrise. How to Maximize Fungicide Performance
With a set budget and limitless expectations from golfers, you need to maximize the performance of your fungicide applications.
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New Location in Springfield, Missouri
With the recent opening of our fifth facility in Missouri, Advanced Turf Solutions now has 24 locations that serve customers in 15 states.
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Blue Rye Cool Season Why You Shouldn’t Plant Cool-Season Grass in the Summer
Spring and fall are the recommended times to plant cool-season grasses. Why not summer?
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