Monday, March 20, 2017

Big Changes at Atlantic Golf & Turf Headquarters

February 14, 2017
Yes, the rumors are true . . .

Atlantic Golf & Turf has a new home! We have purchased a building just down the street from our current location. (Seriously, it’s 200 yards down the street!) We closed on 27 Industrial Blvd on February 14th and have been working hard to prepare the building since then.

Since AG&T started in 2010 we have been working out of multiple locations, having warehouse space in 2 or 3 different places at any given time. With about 35,000 sq. ft. the new building has more than enough room for us to bring everything under one roof. We are currently in Phase 1 of this consolidation with us spending the last few weeks renovating what will become our warehouse space. This work is still ongoing but we received our first shipment of product to the new building a few days ago!

First product in the new building.
Phase 2 will be moving our offices and staff down the street. This will also take a significant amount of renovation. The new building has more offices than we could ever hope to use so the plan is for a number of them to be converted into additional warehouse space. Our office staff is currently threatening an arm wrestling tournament to determine who gets what office from the remaining spaces.

 The cherry on our new building sundae is a fantastic auditorium space. This room includes seated work stations for 80 people with a raised stage and a permanent projection system. As some of you may have already seen, we were thrilled to have our first “AG&T University” in this space last week. Stay tuned as we expand our events in the upcoming months.

Our first "AG&T University" in the new auditorium.
This next step in Atlantic Golf & Turf’s growth would not have been possible without the support of the green industry surrounding us here in the Northeast.

Thank you to our vendors. Some of you took a pretty big chance on our little start up 7 years ago and we are eternally grateful for that.

More importantly, thank you to our customers. We know that you have plenty of options in the marketplace and the fact that you have put your faith in us is not something we take lightly. The entire team at AG&T thanks you for your confidence in our ability to supply you with the products and knowledge you need to do your job.

Here’s to a successful 2017 for all of us!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer 2016 Recovery Series: The Importance of Seedling Protection

So the long summer of drought and stress has left in its wake turf that simply could not survive despite your long hours and best efforts.  Late summer and early fall presents us the opportunity to start anew and recover these areas before winter arrives.  Being the turf professional that you are, you have done the research on seed genetics to choose the best seed for your specific needs.  You have assessed your site needs and looked into surfactants and considered seed coatings.  Nutritional options have been studied and decisions made.  The process begins as the ground is prepared and the seed is laid down with some food and water and we hope for a good catch. 

Along with oxygen, water, and food, these young seedlings will need a little medicine to help protect them during this critical time of establishment.  The moist and nutrient rich environment of a seed bed brings with it the potential of sudden loss of seedlings to Damping Off.  Do yourself a favor and proactively protect your seedlings with an application of Mefenoxam 2AQ.  The systemic mode of action and its ability to translocate within the plant will provide protection for up to three weeks.  You put so much time and effort into planting these seeds, protect them against loss and enjoy a successful recovery.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Summer 2016 Recovery Series: How to get more out of your seed? Check out Apex-10

One of the most important steps in the process of recovery for stressed and damaged turf is to seed areas which thinned out or did not survive the tough summertime conditions. One of the most dominant thoughts on a turf manager’s mind at this time is “How can I get more out of my grass seed?”

Apex-10 by PrimeraOne is a biological stimulant which aids new seedlings during establishment, as well as existing turf, for superior recovery. Made from humified peat extract, Apex-10 contains high concentrations of humic and fulvic acid which aid in the growth and development of a turfgrass plant’s root system as well as its overall plant health. With this concentrated growth, a seedling will stand a better chance at surviving one of the most critical periods of its growth cycle. Apex-10 will enhance water efficiency up to 30%, while also enhancing fertilizer efficiency up to 66%. This product can be used to great benefit in both balanced and very poor soils. It can be applied at the time of seeding, including with a hydro seeder, or after seeding using any kind of spray setup. Apex-10 can also be used on new and existing landscape plantings as well as new sod installations. For a little over $50 per acre, Apex-10 is an affordable insurance policy you can’t afford to skip.