Original article written by Dr. Clint Waltz, University of Georgia
The Georgia Urban Ag. Council conducted their twenty-fifth consecutive survey of sod producers. The purpose of the survey was to determine the status of inventory levels and projected price changes for spring 2019. Seventeen producers participated in the survey, representing farm sizes which were less than 300 acres (9 participants), 300 to 600 acres (3 participants), 601 to 900 acres (2 participants), and more than 900 acres (3 participants).
The survey obtained estimates of the inventory for bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass, and tall fescue based on estimated sales for the first five months of 2019 as excellent (more than 10% of demand), adequate (equal to demand), and poor (more than 10% shortage). Pricing information included farm price and price for truckload orders to the Atlanta area or within 100 miles of the farm, all costs were reported as price per square foot of sod.
For the full report and original article from Dr. Clint Waltz, please refer to the link below: