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collage of three different portraits of fairy ring Preventing and Controlling Fairy Ring
Preventing and managing fairy rings on putting greens can be vexing. For example, 60+ species of fungi create fairy rings in turfgrass, and these species vary in their sensitivity to fungicides. 
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brown patch on putting greens Preventative Disease Treatment
Preventative disease treatment is ideal because it reduces headaches down the road. Here are our guidelines for preventative applications to treat dollar spot, Pythium root rot, summer patch, and brown patch.
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silhouette of a young man playing golf at sunset Protecting Your Golf Course in Summer Heat
With summer nearing, it’s a good time to plan how you’ll protect the turfgrass on your golf course in the heat. High temperatures and humidity are challenges superintendents navigate every year. Here are some solutions to help.
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grubs damage in the dirt White Grub Prevention Management: Which Option is Right for You?
When thinking about white grub prevention management, there are a few product options to consider. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and tetraniliprole (Tetrino).    Imidacloprid (Merit) Imidacloprid has been in the green industry for some time and is the most common preventative control for grubs. It is a […]
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baseball field in the rain Preparing Your Infield for a Rain Event
Many coaches and sports field managers have been challenged by Mother Nature this spring and continue to look for solutions to keep games scheduled. Here are a few recommendations to help prepare your infield before it rains.
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Additive Tank Products Additive Products You Should Have in Your Tank
Whether you're spraying fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides, there are three additive products you should have in your tank. They provide health benefits, long-lasting color, and keep poor water quality from tying up products in your spray tank.  
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home plate aligned with string lines How to Install a New Home Plate
Home plate is literally the cornerstone of any baseball or softball field, with the other rest of the layout based on it.
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crabgrass It’s Not Too Late to Apply Pre-Emergents
There are two main active ingredients you can still use for pre-emergent applications: prodiamine and dithiopyr (Dimension). We have in-stock products with both active ingredients, and we’ll help you determine which is right for you.
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Tank Mixing Creating a Very Valuable Tool Out of Tank Mixing
Tank mixing multiple products into a spray solution is an especially valuable tool to utilize due to labor shortages.  
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PGR 113 MC PGR Use on Golf Courses
For busy superintendents, plant growth regulators (PGRs) are allies in the fight for efficiency. Not only do they reduce labor needs, but they also help turfgrass make the most of its limited resources through stressful conditions.
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completed pitcher's mound with string line across the middle Budget-Friendly Mound Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the mound on your field?
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May 10, 2022 Grand Opening Celebration
Celebrate the grand opening of Advanced Turf Solutions in Boardman, Ohio! We invite you to attend our open house on Tuesday, May 10 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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the state of seed graphic The State of Seed
On this episode of the Around the Turf Scene Podcast, Rusty Stachlewitz is in the hot seat for a change. Beth Berry picks his brain on all things grass seed, including production, supply, and coated seed technology.
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yellowing leaves of a pin oak tree Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees
Like turfgrass, trees need nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. They also need other nutrients, including iron, manganese, and zinc. What happens when they’re lacking these, and how can you correct a deficiency? 
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Studying of a green grass through magnifying glass in a male hand, ecology, botany How to Investigate a Lawn Problem
One of your customers calls with an ambiguous description of a problem in their lawn, expecting you to immediately know what it is and how to solve it. What should you do?
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Lawn or turf with rust. fungal disease caused by Puccinia. Rust infected turf has a yellow-brown color.  Grass blades reveals numerous yellow-orange pustules.  What the Color of Your Grass Is Trying to Tell You
If your grass has turned a color other than green, it’s probably trying to tell you something.
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https://www.advancedturf.com/product/armortech-tmi-2020/ Leaf Spot And Dollar Spot Disease Management
Cultural and disease management programs are essential for maintaining high-quality turf all season long. Prevent both leaf spot and dollar spot activity by using a broad-spectrum fungicide like ArmorTech TMI 2020 XL.
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five Hydro-Pak jugs Introducing New Hydro-Pak Wetting Agents
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Precision Laboratories to private label five popular wetting agents under the Hydro-Pak brand.
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unwanted weed growing green in gravel path Controlling Weeds in Gravel Areas
There are a few options when it comes to weed control in gravel areas. The best one for you will depend on the specific site you’re treating.
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Budget-Friendly Home Plate Renovation
Budget is top of mind for most field managers. With limited resources and time, is it even possible to renovate the home plate area?
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birdseye view of varsity and practice field A Team Effort and a Big Win
Jeff Keifer wears many hats: high school social studies teacher by day, baseball coach by night, dad 24/7.  As the head coach of the Westerville Central High School baseball team, Keifer had the opportunity to coach both of his sons when they were in high school. In fact, his sons were the ones who persuaded […]
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pitching rubber How to Replace a Pitching Rubber
The pitching rubber is an important part of any baseball or softball field. Because it receives so much wear, the rubber will eventually need to be replaced. How often you replace it will depend on the quality of the rubber and the amount and level of play it sees. The process is similar regardless, and […]
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gloved hand placing golf ball on tee with club next to it Preconditioning Your Turf Prior to Stress
It’s never too early to prepare for the onslaught of turf stress.
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tractor driving on infield and creating dust The Problem With High-Silt Infields
High-silt infields have maintenance issues throughout the year because they lack the appropriate proportions of silt and clay.
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Hand holding pH indicator comparing color to scale. Test the pH Adding a pH Correction Service
If you’re interested in adding a pH correction service to your lawn care offerings, don’t underestimate the power of soil testing. 
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Adding New Infield Mix to Existing Material
At some point, all infield surfaces will require the addition of new mix. The process is time-consuming (8+ hours), but adding new mix to the existing infield surface is worth it. Adding new mix maintains smooth transitions, creates a consistent ball roll, and eliminates the possibility of standing water collecting at the back arc after […]
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Sparse grass cover of lawn in arid area, water lack Spring Seeding and Weed Control
Although fall is the ideal time to seed, you may choose to seed in the spring for one reason or another. An issue you’ll run into with spring seeding is summer annual grassy weeds.
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close-up of a very large house with neglected lawn How to Rejuvenate a Neglected Lawn and Landscape
Find out how to rejuvenate a neglected lawn and landscape plus seven tips for instant curb appeal.
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Healthy Lawns Graphic Environmental Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
A healthy lawn not only creates curb appeal but also contributes to the health of the environment. Here are some of the many environmental benefits of a healthy lawn . . .
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Recently Added Products
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look at what’s new.
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Episode 3: Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control
On this special episode of the Around the Turf Scene Podcast, Justin Stewart and Dave Hillger join Beth Berry to discuss crabgrass prevention.
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Amperage and CSiL jugs on a white background These Two Are Great Playing Partners
Golfers are constantly searching for a compatible playing partner. Once they find that well-matched partner, it can lead to many entertaining rounds of golf over many years. Likewise, Foliar-Pak has constructed two products that would be considered highly compatible partners for golf course superintendents to use through the season. 
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thermometer on a green nature background and temperature measuring, environment concept. Don’t Apply Pre-Emergents Too Early
Yes, there is such a thing as applying pre-emergents too early. But how soon is too soon?
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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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Wet Baseball Field Infield Maintenance After Rain: What NOT to Do
When it comes to managing rainwater on your infield, the approach you take can have long-term effects.
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Blue sky and clouds reflected in clear pond A Unique Way to Control Pond Algae
We’re now introducing Foliar-Pak Pond Additive, a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds.
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Beautiful landscape in park with tree and green grass field at morning. Four Factors That Affect Grass Growth
Whether you’re planting cool- or warm-season grass this spring, it’s important to understand the factors that affect germination and growth.
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Side view of golf ball on a putting green Pre-Emergents for Bentgrass Greens
If you manage bentgrass putting greens, weed control is probably creeping its way onto your radar right about now. It’s a good time to prevent weeds before they become a visible problem. In addition to cultural practices, what pre-emergent herbicide options are there?
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Aerated putting green on golf course - maintenance background Aerating Warm-Season Turf
On the North Carolina coast, warm-season turf aeration is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to game-plan for your specific needs.
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dead grass Condition Your Soil Early For Improved Moisture Management
Typically, wetting agent applications are applied only after dry conditions become evident. However, in order to minimize localized dry spots and improve moisture management, you should condition your soil prior to dry conditions.
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