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Economics of Turfgrass-Sod Production as Compared to Row Crops in Alabama


  • Yi, Jing
  • Duffy, Patricia A.
  • Han, David
  • Fields, Deacue
  • Guertal, Elizabeth A.


In the South, turfgrass-sod has been a profitable alternative to row crops for many years. With depressed housing markets and higher crop prices, the current economic competitiveness of turfgrass-sod depends critically on the ability to harvest the crop as soon as it matures, and on input and output prices.

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  • Yi, Jing & Duffy, Patricia A. & Han, David & Fields, Deacue & Guertal, Elizabeth A., 2013. "Economics of Turfgrass-Sod Production as Compared to Row Crops in Alabama," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142958, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142958

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    sod; profitability; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Q12;

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    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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