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Louisiana Sod Farms in 2008
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Louisiana sod farm situation for 2008.

Sod Farming is Not Strip Mining
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Some people believe a turfgrass sod farm will eventually look like a strip mine because top soil is depleted with each harvest.

Other Sod Farming Resources
Several useful and applicable reference articles for sod farming.

Sod Enterprise Budget
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This report estimates the cost and return of a centipedegrass sod farm in Louisiana. Materials, inputs and scheduling reflect the average situation in Louisiana.

Sod Losses in Harvesting
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To harvest an acre of sod on a sod farm will require more than an acre to be cut because it is virtually impossible to harvest all the grass as a saleable item. Losses will come from several sources.
Sod Production in Louisiana
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Interest in commercial sod production has risen because of increased demand for an instant turf by many building contractors and their customers. This publication discusses basic cultural practices and equipment required to produce quality sod. (PDF format only)
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