Below is a video describing how to treat for possible diseases in Empire Turf. Should be rare but it’s good to know what to do in case you do have a problem with your Empire.
Now that Spring is here and the cold weather is mostly gone, we were able to capture some shots of the green that has come in! All of the rain, irrigation, and fertilizer has made for some beautiful fields around Crosby and we’re glad to see it! We’re gearing up for the busiest time of the year and the grass is here to help us do it!
Everyone has a drone these days seems like and they do make some really cool photos. Here are a few from February of activity on the farm. Thank you Andres for these pics! Okay, yes the farm is mostly brown right now but what do you expect, it’s February! The fertilizer will give it some good green color as soon as we get some warm growing weather.
Bill Murff, our founder, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. He started this company in his spare time in 1969 while he was still teaching at Crosby High School. He was a great influence on many people in this area and around the country really. We thank you for your thoughts and prayers in this time of grief and we want to share a slideshow we put together of his life that we will play at the memorial service.
This year we purchased a couple of FireFly ProSlab 155 harvesters that automagically (I know that’s not a word but I just like it!) stack the grass on pallets. We really like them so far and are doing an excellent job for us.
A couple of weeks ago FireFly and one of their partners, National Instruments, wanted to come out and video the harvesters working and take some photos. I believe National Instruments makes the electronics for the harvester and they are working together to make a short marketing video about their products. They gave us some of the video footage for us to see and play with and so we took some photos and put them together with their video to make a little video ourselves. Love the drone footage they gave us to use!! Amazing how things look from above! They used this DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone while they were here at our farm. Pretty sweet system.
So here’s our little video of the harvesters working.
Here’s a link to a video from Sod Solutions on how to prepare your Empire Zoysia for the upcoming winter months and have it ready for Spring.