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Author(s):Engelke, M. C.; Hickey, V. G.
Author Affiliation:Associate Professor, Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics; and Research Associate, Turfgrass Breeding, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Dallas
Title:Zoysiagrass expervar evaluation trials at Texas Agricultural Experiment Station - Dallas
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1984. 1984, p. 71-75.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Consolidated PR 4269-4289
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Zoysia; Rust; Thatch; Chlorosis; Color; Cold Resistance; Texture; Expervars
Cultivar Names:Emerald; Meyer; Belair; El Toro
Abstract/Contents:Testing is being done at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station to provide regional adaptation and performance information on zoysiagrass. Emerald and Meyer are the only two commercially available zoysiagrass species on the market today with Belair and El Toro soon to be released. These four species, along with many other experimental varities (expervars) and cultivars were tested. All test plots were properly maintained to get the best results. Results found that after a severe winter in 1981 and 1982, there was some green up by March 3, by six expervars. The green up rate of Zoysia tenuifolia, Emerald, and two other fine leafed plants was very slow, thus exhibiting some cold susceptibility. Those plots covered with dormant tissue found 13 expervars exhibiting higher and faster green up rates. The lateral growth of the expervars found ten of them with higher spreading capability. Yellowing and chlorosis was found on six expervars due to a possible iron deficiency. Naturally occurring rust infection showed up on the plots and two of the expervars showed suspectibility to it. These results also found four expervars with a finer leaf tissue and seven expervars with high color ratings. Some thatch problems were found on one half of all plots. Although the expervars and cultivars did well, further testing is needed to find zoysiagrass that is adaptable to different regions.
See Also:Other items relating to: ZOYSIA
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Engelke, M. C., and V. G. Hickey. 1984. Zoysiagrass expervar evaluation trials at Texas Agricultural Experiment Station - Dallas. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 71-75.
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