Louisiana sod farm situation for 2008.
Some people believe a turfgrass sod farm will eventually look like a strip mine because top soil is depleted with each harvest.
Several useful and applicable reference articles for sod farming.
This report estimates the cost and return of a centipedegrass sod farm in Louisiana. Materials, inputs and scheduling reflect the average situation in Louisiana.
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.
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)
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture