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Author(s):Bonos, Stacy A.; Koch, Mathew
Title:Breeding for salt tolerance in cool-season turfgrass
Section:NJTA Green world
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Source:Clippings & Green World. Vol. 63, Summer 2006, p. 20-21.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Milltown, NJ: New Jersey Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Breeding program; Water conservation; Irrigation; Irrigation practices; Greywater; Effluent water; Saline water; Cool season turfgrasses; Salt stress; Salt tolerance; Germplasm
Abstract/Contents:Presents a project conducted to "evaluate germplasm and develop screening techniques in order to select cool-season turfgrasses for salt tolerance." Details the materials and methods used in the study, including "a sand culture system to evaluate salt tolerance under greenhouse conditions" at Rutgers University and Cook College. Results indicate that "the plants receiving the salt treatments showed signs of salt stress and significant diferences between these plants are evident." Reports that "if turf managers are expected to utiize non-potable water for irrigation of golf courses, residential areas and other urban landscapes, they need cultivars that can maintain adequate turf quality while being irrigated with water high in total soluble salts." Concludes that "this research could provide the tools (through the utilization of salt tolerant cultivars) for the successful transition to alternative water sources in order to help conserve...natural resources on turfgrass areas."
Language:English
References:0
Note:Pictures, color
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bonos, S. A., and M. Koch. 2006. Breeding for salt tolerance in cool-season turfgrass. Clippings & Green World. 63:p. 20-21.
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