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Newsletter
Author(s):Hanna, Wayne; Braman, Kris
Author Affiliation:Hanna: University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia; Braman: University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia
Title:Breeding turf for insect resistance
Source:Georgia Sod Producers Association News. Vol. 18, No. 2, July 2008, p. 31.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Griffin, Georgia: Georgia Sod Producers Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Insect resistance; Insect control; Breeding improvement; Genetic resistance; Cynodon dactylon; Insect pests; Variety trials
Abstract/Contents:Discusses insect resistant turf, suggesting that planting genetically resistant turf is "more permanent...[and] is more economical because it eliminates a large portion of the insecticide costs." Highlights hybrid grasses and their potential to resist insects, including TifSport, Tifway, Tifdwarf, and Tifgreen. Concludes that "the goal of the University of Georgia's turf breeding program is to develop and identify breeding lines and hybrids that not only show good turf quality but also incorporate insect and other pest resistences, drought resistance, [and] shade resistance."
Language:English
References:2
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hanna, W., and K. Braman. 2008. Breeding turf for insect resistance. Georgia Sod Producers Association News. 18(2):p. 31.
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