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Author(s):Martin, Dennis L.; Wu, Yanqi; Anderson, Jeff A.; Anderson, Michael P.; Bell, Gregory E.; Walker, Nathan R.
Author Affiliation:Martin, Anderson, J., Anderson, M., and bell: Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department; Wu: Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences Department; Walker: Associate Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, Okalahoma State University
Title:Investment yields bermudagrass cultivars with high quality and improved cold-hardiness: Oklahoma State University Scientists continue to improve this crucial turfgrass for the golf industry.
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 45, No. 6, November/December 2007, p. 27-31.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Breeding improvement; Cold resistance; Germplasm; Cynodon dactylon; Winterkill; Golf course industry; Golf greens; Golf fairways; Golf tees; Cynodon transvaalensis
Cultivar Names:Guymon; Yukon; Riviera; Patriot
Abstract/Contents:Discusses efforts to develop Bermudagrass cultivars with improved cold tolerance. States that "Bermudagrasses (Cynodon species) are the most widely used turfgrasses for golf courses, athletic fields and lawns in the southern U.S. [United States]." Explains that "although widely adapted, Bermudagrass' susceptibility to freeze injury has been a continuing threat in many areas where it's used." Details the history of Bermudagrass development, stating that "collection of Cynodon germplasm for culture and scientific use begain about the start of the 20th century in South Africa and the U.S...Turf Bermudagrass improvement at OSU [Ohio State University] with support by the USGA [United States Golf Association] began in earnest in 1986...The initial broad objective was to develop finer textured, seed-propagated, cold-tolerant Bermudagrasses (C. dactylon var. dactylon) for the U.S. transition zone." Describes the progression of the development program, stating that "the successes of the OSU turf Bermudagrass development program are beacuse of USGA investment and the leadership of [Charles] Taliafero [Ph.D.] in concert with a number of past and current faculty, staff, graduate students and cooperating industry scientists." Mentions possible disadvantages to Bermudagrass, stating that "they can experience significant winter-kill during cold winters as seen in National Turfgrass Evaluation Program [NTEP] trials." Profiles "OKC 70-18 Bermudagrass developed in part with funding from the USGA...[which] has undergone intensive internal as well as external testing...This variety ranked first in overall quality at nine transition zone test sites during several years of the 2002 to 2006 NTEP trial." Concludes that "a...germplasm from China has been introduced...into OSU's program. Incorporation of increasted water use efficiency. leaf firing resistance under drought and improved shade tolerance in Bermudagrass are future goals of OSU's development effort."
See Also:Original version appears in Golf Course Industry, 19(9) October 2007, p. 64, 66, 70-71, R=137977 R==137977
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Include sidebar, "Connecting the dots: An interview with Dennis Martin Yangi Wu, NAthan Walker and Greg Bell regarding the bermuda grass gerplasm enhancements at Oklahoma State University" p. 32, by Dr. Jeff Nus.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Martin, D. L., Y. Wu, J. A. Anderson, M. P. Anderson, G. E. Bell, and N. R. Walker. 2007. Investment yields bermudagrass cultivars with high quality and improved cold-hardiness: Oklahoma State University Scientists continue to improve this crucial turfgrass for the golf industry.. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 45(6):p. 27-31.
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