Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Stringent water restrictions following the drought have considerably constrained the performance of the industry over the past five years. Dry conditions over most of the past five years stifled demand for turf products, as they intensified maintenance costs for turf. The Turf Growing industry is forecast to decline by an annualised 2.5% in the five years through 2013-14. The industry is exhibiting signs of recovery, with revenue forecast to grow by 1.9% in 2013-14 to $232.9 million. Low levels of annual rainfall for majority of the past five years have made it difficult for turf growers to operate, and has induced the exit of less competitive operators... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Most turf growing capacity is located in Queensland and New South Wales. Industry establishments are mostly located in these states of the warmer tropical weather in these regions, as certain turf varieties such as Sir Walter and green kikuyu grow more rapidly in warmer weather. In addition, these states also have large populations that turf growers can reach. The large populations signify a higher number of residential properties, sporting venues and government institutional buildings to service those populations. As such, turf growers congregate in those areas to be able to provide turf to the property owners.
Turf growers typically select land that is above average in fertility with relatively high and reliable rainfall. Alternatively, the land should have access to irrigation... purchase to read more