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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Are there different strains of Bermuda grass?
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 3, December 1939, p. 255-256.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:The contention is made that the Bermuda grass growing wild in Virginia is quite different from the plants developed from seed obtained in the Southwest, particularly from the state of Arizona. The stolons of the latter are said to be shorter and do not develop the long internodes so undesirable on lawns and fairways. Is this contention correct?
Source of Question:Virginia
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Regional variation
Answer/Response:Variations of Bermuda grass may be due to individual differences or to treatment. The fact that the Virginia grass is coarser may be due to the fact that the coarser plants survive the winter better, but it is also due in part to the lack of competition in spring by reason of the winter killing of some of the grass. Arizona seed represents a conglomeration of strains, both coarse and fine. In the seedling stage all Bermuda grass tends to be much finer than it is when well established. As a result seedlings in Arizona Bermuda grass appear finer regardless of how much of the coarse stock there may be in it.
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USGA Green Section. 1939. Are there different strains of Bermuda grass?. Turf Culture [II]. 1(3):p. 255-256.
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