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Florida sod farm survives 12 days of flooding

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, sod farmer Doug Carter saw firsthand a certain bermudagrass variety’s ability to survive and thrive.

Doug Carter, owner of Sun Turf sod farm in Florida.
Doug Carter, owner of Sun Turf sod farm in Florida. Photos courtesy of Doug Carter

Following Hurricane Irma last summer, Doug Carter’s sod farm fields were covered with 36 inches of standing water. In a two-day period, Fort Pierce, Fla., had received nearly 16 inches of rain.

“I pulled in the gate and could not believe what I saw,” Carter, owner of Sun Turf sod farm and a licensed sod producer of PremierPRO bermudagrass, says. “My farm was 3 feet under water. The whole farm.”

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