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Person using hose to water infield of baseball field Don’t Forget to Hydrate
Hydrating the infield does much more than just make it look tidy. A well-hydrated infield has better playability and is safer.
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Advice for a Stress-Free Summer
Summertime conditions can be very stressful for turf — and for turf managers. Heat stress, drought stress, and rapid fungus growth are just a few of the issues facing turf managers this time of year.
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Summer patch Cultural and Chemical Solutions to Fungus in Cool-Season Turf
Going into summer, we’re all on the lookout for disease pressure in cool-season turf. There are plenty of pathogens to deal with this time of year, but in this article we’ll focus on a few of the most common: summer patch, dollar spot, brown patch, and leaf spot.   
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goosegrass Post-Emergent Control of Crabgrass and Goosegrass
It’s not too late to get a crabgrass or goosegrass invasion under control. With this arsenal of post-emergent herbicides, you can reclaim any lawn from the summer weeds that infest it.
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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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irrigation High-Quality H2O
In the movie "The Water Boy," Bobby Boucher was passionate, to say the least, about water. If you manage turf on a golf course, you probably put a similar value on water as Bobby did.
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Will Armament Benefit My Fertility Program?
Armament is a patented, proprietary, high-molecular-weight polymer distributed by Advanced Turf Solutions. Best described as a humic acid on steroids, it carries a heavy negative charge.
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advanced turf covid-19 updates COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Here you will find Advanced Turf Solutions updates and links to financial resources, state-by-state executive orders, and guidance on business operations during COVID-19.
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Summer patch Summer Patch Control for Golf Courses
With the arrival of long, hot days comes an unwelcome visitor to the golf course: summer patch. A strategy that combines chemical and cultural tactics is your best defense against the destruction it causes.
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bentgrass 5 Quick Tips for Stress-Free Bentgrass Putting Greens
We all know that turf diseases will attack the most stressed and least healthy grass on the putting green. With that in mind, here are 5 quick tips to reduce summer stress.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Launches Podcast to Educate and Entertain Turfgrass Professionals
We recently launched a video podcast called Around the Turf Scene, an informative and entertaining show for turfgrass professionals.
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Bluemuda for Turfgrass Management in the Transition Zone
On this episode of the Around the Turf Scene Podcast, Dr. Gregg Munshaw and Brian Winka join Rusty to discuss bluemuda, a growing concept they’ve developed over the past several years.
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turf staff workers shaking hands Communicating with Your Staff
Most of the time in the turf industry, we're the first and the last - the first to arrive and the last to leave. But at times, we're also the last to know what's going on.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Partners with Furrer and Dooley to Purchase Assets of Valley Green
Advanced Turf Solutions, Inc., George Furrer, and Charles Dooley have reached an agreement to form a new company that will acquire substantially all of the assets of New England-based distributor, Valley Green, Inc.
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The Cicadas Are Coming
In this bonus episode, Rusty continues his conversation with Entomologist, Nikki Hendrickson. It’s almost time for Brood X, the periodical cicada, the 17-year cicada!
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White Grub Management with Nikki Hendrickson
On our first episode of the Around the Turf Scene Podcast, Nikki Hendrickson joins Rusty to discuss white grub management in turfgrass.
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Golf Course in Summer Addressing the Inevitable: Summer Heat Stress
We gathered some of the best advice from our Sales Reps on how to promote healthy greens during summer heat. Incorporating some of the following tips in your routine will help you beat the heat and survive summer.
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Dragging-the-infield Ensure Infield Playability by Dragging the Infield
Why is dragging the infield so important?
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Localized Dry Spot on grass Get Ahead of Summer Stress Issues with Early Wetting Agent Applications
Moving your program up a month can make a significant impact on playing surfaces in the summer months. A
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Florence Get to Know More About Our Florence, Kentucky, Facility
We have 23 locations that proudly serve our customers in 14 states. Our Florence, Kentucky, location has been open since September 2007. The staff pride themselves on having the highest level of customer service and go above and beyond for each customer no matter the order size. If they cannot answer your question, they will reach out to their knowledgeable sales staff that can.
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Zoysia Set Your Zoysia Apart From the Pack
The one area zoysia lags behind other grasses is color. Rarely do you see a deep, dark green zoysia surface, but it can be done while also promoting better turf health.
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zoxy-t and zoxy 2f 2 Important Tools in Your Control Arsenal: ArmorTech ZOXY 2F and ArmorTech ZOXY-T
As we approach another turfgrass disease season, two fungicide active ingredients remain important, viable tools in your control arsenal: Azoxystrobin and Tebuconazole. A little information on each follows to help you make the most of your disease control programs.
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The Cicadas Are Coming!
Much of the ATS sales area will experience Brood X this year.  It is the largest brood of the 17-year periodical cicada. This brood of cicadas has been feeding on tree roots for the last 17 years. In May, when the irises are blooming, the nymphs will crawl out of the ground and molt into adults.
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dollar spot FMC Q&A for Dollar Spot and Brown Patch
We asked Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, a few questions about dollar spot and brown patch. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and brown patch are, when applications should begin, what happens if you miss your first app, and more in this Q&A.
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Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important. Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important.
Do you think about what is in the bag of fertilizer before purchasing and applying? The analysis and information are confirmation of what is in the bag. But how it’s put in that bag can be very important.
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water quality Disappointed By Your Pesticide Performance? Maybe It’s Your Water Quality.
Have you ever been disappointed in your pesticide performance? Could it be your water quality?
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Red Calcine Layout Choosing the Right Infield Products – Calcined vs. Vitrified
Do you know the differences between calcined clays and vitrified conditioners?
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bermuda zoysia nimblewill Removing Nimblewill, Bermuda, and Zoysia from Cool-Season Lawns
When cool-season grasses start to green up in the spring, you might start taking calls from upset homeowners seeing brown spots in their lawns. In some cases, the brown spots are species of grasses that green up later in springtime. Three grass species to watch out for that green-up later in spring are nimblewill, zoysiagrass, […]
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close up of home plate and gentleman leveling the dirt in the infield Let’s Play! Checklist for Practices and Game Days
The game season is starting, and you're prepping your fields for play! It's time to fertilize and overseed any worn areas in the turf and repair the infield after a winter's nap. Once the turf and infield are in tip-top shape, here's a handy reminder of the steps to make sure your field can withstand the rigors of practice and game day. 
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Knock Out Roses: Dealing with Rust and Rose Slugs
Advanced Turf rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson found some issues on the Knock Out roses at our corporate headquarters. Watch this video to identify and treat rust and rose slugs.
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Bring Your Turf into New Life with These Tips
Our golf courses, sports turf, and lawns are now breaking dormancy and coming into their own new life. Here are some products that will help your turf along the way.
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Speed Up the Recovery of Divots with These Tips
Many courses are now coming into spring with very thin turf on some of their tees, which is a look nobody wants. If this sounds like your course, here are a few things you could try to implement to help speed the recovery of your existing divots as well as the divots that will soon be flying through the air. 
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Zoysia Grass Blog Keep Zoysiagrass Healthy During the Season with These Maintenance Tips
Zoysiagrass doesn't require a lot of fertilizer inputs or as much water as cool-season grasses. It's also not susceptible to many diseases or insect problems. So, relatively speaking, zoysiagrass is easier to maintain than some other grasses. However, it would be best if you did a few things during the season to make sure it stays healthy.
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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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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sprayer calibration Essential Guide to Sprayer Calibration
Steel Green Manufacturing​ explains how to calibrate​ a sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate of chemistry for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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dormant oil application What You Should Know About Dormant Oil Applications
Do you have questions about dormant oil applications? ATS rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson gives you the information you need to make a successful application.
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micro tree injection technology New Solution for Emerald Ash Borer: SymTREE EB
Learn about SymTREE EB, the new product offering to protect your ash trees from emerald ash borer.
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dylan staley, stephen hill, michael thomas Employee Spotlights: Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas
Our employees work hard to provide excellent service to our customers. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, let’s celebrate three of our hardworking drivers, Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas. Dylan Staley CDL Driver in Fishers, IN Employee Since 2016 Dylan’s current role at ATS involves transferring products between locations. He enjoys his role […]
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