Sealy, Texas USA, was the venue for the second day’s activities for the Lawn Solutions Australia group.
With turf farm visits on the agenda the group inspected production facilities and harvesting equipment at two of the biggest turf growers in the state.
All Seasons turf put on the first display at their 400 acre farm with the visitors getting the low-down on some of their newer zoysia varieties and their tolerance to what have recently been incredibly cold conditions.
Not far away the tour made its way to Horizon Turf where a number of warm season grasses; St Augustines (Buffaloes), (Bermudas) Couch and Zoysias were evaluated for their performance also against what has been one of the harshest winters on record.
A live harvesting demonstration was also in the offing with the all-new Firefly Pro-Slab 150 harvester making an impression on the aussie growers after working in trying conditions.
The Lawn Solutions Australia tour then returned to Sealy for a traditional tex-mex style lunch laid on by the Firefly crew and showed the visitors some genuine Southern-style hospitality before making their way by bus to next stop San Antonio, Texas.
Tomorrows’ tour activities take in another turf farm as well as a golf course visit.
Stay tuned for further updates as the tour continues.
Pictured in Sealy, Texas at Horizon Turf Nursery with the new Firefly autostack harvester are the Lawn Solutions Australia USA Study Tour Group.
For more further information visit http://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au
Check out Day One here: http://www.turfmate.com.au/article/1910/lawn-solutions-australia-usa-study-tour