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Author(s):Raymer, P. L.; Braman, S. K.; Burpee, L. L.; Carrow, R. N.; Chen, Z.; Murphey, T. R.
Author Affiliation:Raymer, Carrow, and Murphey: Professor; Chen: Research Scientist, Crop and Soil Sciences; Braman: Professor, Entomology; Burpee: Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Gerogia, Griffen, Georgia
Title:Seashore paspalum: Breeding a turfgrass for the future: Work continues at the University of Georgia on the development of this salt-tolerant species
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 46, No. 1, January/February 2008, p. 22-26.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Paspalum vaginatum; Salts; Soil salinity; Salt tolerance; Breeding program; Cultivar variation; Cultivar improvement; Cultivar identification; Disease resistance
Abstract/Contents:Presents research conducted to develop salt-tolerant seashore paspalum. Explains that "the trend for use of more salt-laden irrigation waters on turfgrass sites is expected to continue and to further increase interest in developing more salt-tolerant grasses. These trends have created the need for a high-quality turfgrass that can tolerate stresses associated with salt-affected sites and even irrigation with brackish water." Profiles seashore paspalum, stating that it "is a warm-season perennial grass that is particulary well adapted to moist and salt-affected areas common in coastal regions. It tolerates sandy and infertile soils, high salt concentrations, and occasional inundation by seawater, as well as waterlogged conditions." Describes the University of Georgia seashore paspalum breeding program, stating that "the potential of seashore paspalum as a species that could potentially meet the future needs of the golf course industry was quickly recognized." Describes cultivar identification, stating that "differentiating seashore paspalum cultivars has been a challenge since most cultivars used commercially are morphologically very similar....Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) is...the most commonly used method for DNA fingerprinting. Simple sequence repeats (SSR) are growing in popularity and can be used in conjunction with AFLP for genotype identifications." Mentions disease resistance, stating that "dollar spot caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa and large patch (brown patch) caused by Rhizoctonia solani are likely to be major fungal diseases impacting seashore paspalum turf quality." Concludes that "the rapid growth in global popularity of the latest generation of seashore paspalum cultivars far exceeds early expectations. It is now safe to state that seashore paspalum has finally earned a spot on the list of recognized turfgrass species. This seashore paspalum breeding program is well positioned to meet many of the future challenges of the golf course industry."
See Also:Other items relating to: Seashore Paspalum - Since 2000
Note:Partial reprint appears in Australian Turfgrass Management, March/April 2008 10(2), p. 46-49
Includes sidebar, "Connecting the dots: A Q&A with Dr. Paul Raymer regarding the University of Georgia's seashore paspalum breeding program", p. 26
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Raymer, P. L., S. K. Braman, L. L. Burpee, R. N. Carrow, Z. Chen, and T. R. Murphey. 2008. Seashore paspalum: Breeding a turfgrass for the future: Work continues at the University of Georgia on the development of this salt-tolerant species. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 46(1):p. 22-26.
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