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cutterjar 72421 244 Visit to turf farm either
Visit to turf farm
Today I visited a South Georgia turf farm (Pike Creek Turf -
http://www.pikecreekturf.com ). The owner, Mr James Allen,
gave myself and a few colleagues a very interesting tour.

This photo is taken from ground level in one of the fields.
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The turf is always kept in a highly manicured state. Here is
a mower in action.
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A picture of yours truly (kinda sorta)
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This farm takes great pride in having very few of these
occurrences - a weed (the only one we saw for the day i
think)...
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Here a crew is digging turf
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This "auto-guide" system is used to minimize steering errors
when digging turf
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Mr Allen demonstrating the root mat quality with a turf
square
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A turf seed harvester
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A close up shot of the harvesting head
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Mr Allen and pallets of freshly cut turf waiting to be
loaded for shipping
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Turf stacked on pallets waiting to be loaded onto trucks.
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Stu,
Great pictures.

Flavio
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Hi Stu,

yes, real great photos and a new information what other
farmer do and how they do it.

I have sometimes heared that some gras varitys are harvested
with a sort of vacuum cleaner, but I have never seen such a
exotic equipment!

Greetings from a grey and dark
Lower Bavarian November day

Theo
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It really is very interesting Stu. One of the schools here
just started a degree program for turf management. Endowed
by a number of golf courses no doubt!
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