Sod production in Brazil

Roberto Lyra Villas Bôas, Leandro José Grava de Godoy, Clarice Backes, Alessandro José Marques dos Santos, Livia Sancinetti Carribeiro

Abstract


The history of sod production in Brazil is somewhat recent when compared with conventional agricultural crops. This review describes the beginning of sod production in Brazil and the introduction of Emerald grass, as well as the emergence of Sod Growers Associations, which coincides with the marked expansion of the sector. The grass species and cultivars grown in Brazil are also presented and the main characteristics described. The text also reports few data in sod production area in the country, providing an overview planting evolution and characteristics of the market.

Keywords


turf, turfgrass, zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, carpetgrass.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2447-536X.v26i3.2242

ISSN: 2447-536X

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