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Author(s):Funk, C. Reed; Meyer, William A.; Bonos, Stacy A.
Author Affiliation:Rutgers University
Title:Breeding and evaluation of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and bentgrass for turf
Section:Breeding, genetics, and physiology
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Source:2005 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2005, p. 16.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Breeding; Cultivar improvement; Endophytes; Breeding program; Germplasm; Breeding improvement
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 1983-01-001
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USGA Summary Points:Continued efforts to obtain new sources of turfgrass and endophyte germplasm from previously under-explored regions is contributing to programs to enhance stress tolerance, growth characteristics, and resistance to insect pests and diseases. Modified population backcrossing and continued cycles of phenotypic and genotypic selection combined with increasing sources of genetic diversity in turfgrass germplasm and beneficial endophytes enables significant improvements in performance of new cultivars. Substantial progress is being achieved in the genetic improvement of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) using intraspecific hybridization, interspecific hybridization with Texas bluegrass (P. arachnifera) and P. angustifolia. Over 1,800 spaced-plants of creeping velvet, and colonial bentgrasses from new germplasm collections were established to identify new sources of genetic resistance to dollar spot and brown patch. Our best experimental creeping bentgrasses were able to maintain very good turf quality with an 80-90% reduction in fungicides.
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Funk, C. R., W. A. Meyer, and S. A. Bonos. 2005. Breeding and evaluation of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and bentgrass for turf. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 16.
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