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Author(s):De Luca, A.; Volterrani, M.; Gaetani, M.; Grossi, N.; Croce, P.; Mocioni, M.; Lulli, F.; Magni, S.
Author Affiliation:De Luca and Mocioni: Italian Golf Federation Green Section, Sutri, Italy; Volterrani, Gaetani, Grossi, Lulli and Magni: Centre for Research on Turfgrass for Environment and Sports, University of Pisa, Italy; Croce: Golf Environment Europe, Edinburgh, Scotland
Title:Warm-season turfgrass adaptation in northern Italy
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 75-76.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Warm season turfgrasses; Adaptation; Turfgrass quality; Zoysia; Cynodon; Eremochloa; Shoot density
Geographic Terms:Northern Italy
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "evaluate the adaptability of some warm-season turfgrass species and cultivars to the latitudes of northern Italy." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the trial was carried out during 2004-2007 at the Montecchia Golf Club in Padua...on a clay-loam soil." Lists turfgrass species and cultivars evaluated in the study, including Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. (Cd) cv 'Princess 77'; Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis Burtt. Davy (Cdxt) cv 'Tifway 419'; Eremochloa ophiurodies (Munro) Hack (Eo) cv 'Tifblair'; Paspalum vaginatum Swartz (Pv) cv 'Salam'; Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst ex Chiov. (Pc) cv 'AZ1'; Zoysia japonica Steud. (ZjE) cv 'El Toro'; Zoysia japonica Steud. (ZjZ) cv 'Zenith'; and Zoysia matrella (L.) Merr. (Zm) cv. 'Zeon'." Reports that "the fastest-establishing species were the bermudagrasses, and in particular 'Tifway 419' that reached 100% ground cover after 50 days from sprigging, while the zoysias only achieved complete ground cover during the following year (2005)...However, the zoysias showed a considerably superior color retention during fall 2004." Concludes that "the species that showed the best adaptation to the trial environment of northern Italy were the zoysiagrasses and the bermudagrasses, with the vegatively propagated cultivars faring generally better than seeded ones...Centipedegrass was particularly interesting, given its good turfgrass quality. Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum clandestinum demonstrated their non adaptability to the winter temperatures associated with the trial latitude."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
De Luca, A., M. Volterrani, M. Gaetani, N. Grossi, P. Croce, M. Mocioni, et al. 2008. Warm-season turfgrass adaptation in northern Italy. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 75-76.
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