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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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landscape view of Field Eval 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Asking For A Field Evaluation
1. Improve playability Eliminate the chances of bad bounces and player footing/cutting by identifying and prioritizing problem areas. 2. Field safety Save yourself from hidden dangers or liabilities. An evaluation can tell if a baseball field is not level before the unsafe conditions cause harm to a player. 3. Find solutions to unknown challenges Evaluations give […]
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crab grass Applying Pre-Emergent Herbicides On Sports Turf
Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the arrival of crabgrass control applications. The use of crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides on sports turf must be carefully considered. Will I need to overseed in the spring? Will I need to overseed the entire field or just certain areas? Is the option to overseed more important than crabgrass pressure later in the summer? All good questions, let’s work to an answer.
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choice of career orientation Choosing a Career in Turf
If you are considering a career in the turf industry, there may be more options than you think.
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Off Season Checklist Soccer Stay Busy This Off-Season with These Tips
As things slow outside, here are several things to keep busy this winter.
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If You Build It Then It Will Come
The line, “if you build it, they will come” is well known from the movie Field of Dreams. I like to apply a variation of this line to my methodology for growing healthy turf. If you build healthy soil (“it”) then what “comes” of this practice is healthy turf. Or in other words, “If you build it, then it will come.”
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close-up of the line marking in the infield Should You Condition Your Infield Before Winter Sets In?
Many coaches are finishing up their baseball and softball fall field renovations. Some may be asking if they should condition their field for winter. The answer depends on your expectations of play for next spring. If there will be a need to roll the infields and play early in the spring (think late February/early March), […]
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landscape view of soccer field with fresh mowed grass and line marking Customer Spotlight: Megan VanArsdale and Boyle County Schools
fter ending a 15-year career as a golf course superintendent and assistant and thinking her aerifying days were over, Megan VanArsdale accepted a newly created position as the grounds director for Boyle County Schools and was pulled right back in.
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close-up of a soil test Planning for Healthy Sports Turf in 2018 Starts Now
Each season starts with a plan but without proper information, what is the basis for that plan? Late fall and early winter are the optimum times for soil sampling. Sampling this time of year allows sports turf managers to prepare a fertility plan for the upcoming season. It is important to know what is available to the plant in the soil, so you know how much and what to apply to provide healthy and happy turf.
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collage of different sale representatives Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Four New Sales Representatives
We have recently added four new sales representatives to our team in the lawn and landscape, golf, and sports turf markets.
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close-up of tractor trailer road Our Hilliard, Ohio Location Has Moved!
We have outgrown our space in Hilliard, Ohio, and are constructing a new building. In the meantime, we have relocated to an interim warehouse to better serve your needs.
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fresh lines and grass on Bluemuda Field The Benefits of Bluemuda on Athletic Fields
Bluemuda is a concept of growing warm and cool season grasses together, year-round in the transition zone.
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rain falling on grass Preparing Your Turf for Winter Dormancy
Despite difficult weather, you can still prepare your turf for winter with these tips.
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Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry
To know “what is going on in the industry,” volunteer at these organizations, especially the younger generation! See firsthand how you can make a difference! Below is a list of a few of the organizations in the Midwest. Be sure to search online or ask your colleagues about additional organizations for your profession.
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two gentleman smiling while holding awards Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer Receive the 2017 MRTF’s Award of Achievement
We are proud to announce that two of our very own, Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer, were among the recipients of the 2017 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation’s Award of Achievement. The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation is an organization that supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry. Each year since […]
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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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grass close-up Breathe Life into Turf That’s Running Behind
Turf that lacks color, density, and general good health may benefit from a recovery program.
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grub damage at a field Is There Another Reason Your Field or Lawn Doesn’t Want to Recover?
As we wind down another summer, we begin to see how much of our turf damage is related to the summer weather, and that which leaves us looking for another explanation. Cooler days and nights will provide our landscapes with some much-needed relief and recovery; however, most of us will experience some turf that continues to look like mid-August.
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grubs damage in the dirt Watch Out for These Insects This Fall
The number of insects wreaking havoc this time of year is decreasing, especially on ornamentals. However, there are some insects still active.
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equipment machine on soccer field Aerification for Sports Turf
Aerification is chiefly important for stopping soil compaction. Soil compaction can hinder or avert oxygen movement into the root zone and the percolation of water. It can also hinder the addition of better mediums and nutrients into the soil profile. All of these issues will, in turn, hurt root growth, making the turf less healthy […]
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four different products lined up Use Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium to Build Roots with the Foliar-Pak Fall Rooting Program
When planning for fall fertility, you should think, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and roots.
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four different foliar-pak products Foliar-Pak Winter Preparation Program: Fall Foliar
As summer draws to the end and the days grow shorter it is important to turn attention to preparing your turfgrass for cold weather.
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seeding close-up Seeding 101: The Basics of a Successful Seeding
Getting Mother Nature’s help would greatly aid our endeavors, but alas, we all know we can’t totally rely on Mother Nature to get the job done right every time. However, there are several things WE can do to increase the chances for a successful seeding.
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ENP branding ENP TO MARKET FOLIAR-PAK BRAND NATIONALLY
Beginning summer 2017, EnP will market its Foliar-Pak brand of fertilizers nationally and retire the EnP Turf brand.
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gentleman applying top dressing on baseball field Don’t Make These Mistakes While Using Topdressing On Athletic Fields
Mistakes can happen when using topdressing. We address a few of them here to save you time and worry.
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How To Prepare Your Athletic Field For Winter
In the northern regions of the country, we are always getting ready for some season. Whether it is putting patio furniture away or getting our cars checked out for winter, we have to prepare for the upcoming season. Your athletic field is no different. We need to prepare the field to handle the harsh conditions […]
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What To Do After Overseeding
Areas of your playing surface may start to thin as the turf receives traffic. Overseeding will help these thin areas fill back in to maintain 100% cover. Here are a few tips to ensure the overseeding process is successful during and after.
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The ATS Order And Delivery Process The ATS Order And Delivery Process
During my days as a superintendent, the ordering process was a simple one: I would contact my Advanced Turf Solutions representative, Alex Cannon, with my product needs and they would arrive a short time later. Now that I am a Regional Operations Manager for Advanced Turf Solutions, I can tell you the process is considerably more complicated than just a "pull and ship" system. Today, I would like to elaborate on the journey your order takes from its inception to assembly and shipment to your doorstep.
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The Fine Points Of Fall Overseeding
A lack of overseeding athletic fields or overseeding at the incorrect rates can be major reasons why athletic fields fail. Late summer is the time to make sure you’re overseeding your athletic fields.
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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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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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