The quality of the sod we grow is directly tied to the quality of the soil on our farm. Understanding this, Sodco employs a process of crop rotation in all our fields.
Planting alternative crops
Once a field is harvested of sod, our next planting in that field will be one of the alternative crops we grow. These crops include corn (which is used in our Blazin’ Corn product), peas, oats, soybeans, Sudan grass, and hairy vetch. By rotating the crops we plant, we help change the soil’s biology - keeping pests, disease, and weeds to a minimum. This process is similar to one that organic farmers use, albeit on a much larger scale. By rotating crops to eliminate pests and other causes that would negatively affect that crop, fewer pesticides (if any) are required to grow that crop successfully. Sodco uses crop rotation to keep our soil at the best that it can be, helping us to grow a better grass product in our fields and to also grow it faster.