New York Turfgrass Survey Conducted

The New York Agricultural Statistics Service in conjunction with the New York State Turfgrass Association conducted a survey on the turfgrass industry in New York. The survey, which took place in late 2003, is the first of its kind in New York State, according to Steve Ropel, State Statistician. Results will provide up-to-date information on the nature, extent, economic value and impact of the turfgrass industry in New York.

The survey questionnaire was mailed to a sample of golf courses, sod farms, lawn services, cemeteries, parks, schools, highways and rest areas, corporate sites, residences and apartments. Results will measure the number of hired workers, equipment expenses, non-equipment expenses, paid labor expenses, maintained acreage of turf and capital improvement expenses.

Publication of the survey will be available in the summer of 2004. A copy of the survey will be sent to respondents and those who are interested in receiving the report.

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