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Author(s):Kim, K. S.; Sifers, S. I.; Beard, J. B.
Author Affiliation:Kim: Technician; Sifers: Research Assistant, Turfgrass Physiology; Beard: Professor, Turfgrass Physiology, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil and Sciences, College Station, Texas
Title:Comparative drought resistances among major warm-season turfgrass species and cultivars
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1986. May 1987, p. 28-30.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drought resistance; Drought recovery; Warm season turfgrasses; Cultivar variation; Leaf firing; Drought stress; Variety trials; Shoot growth; Cynodon; Zoysia; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Eremochloa ophiuroides
Abstract/Contents:During the summer of 1985, eleven turfgrasses for the interspecies study, plus 22 bermudagrass, 6 zoysiagrass, 5 St. Augustinegrass, and 6 centipedegrass cultivars for the intraspecies study, were evaluated for their survival under severe progressive drought stress at the Texas A&M University Turfgrass Research Field Laboratory in College Station, Texas. Drought stress was induced by prohibiting irrigation and with plastic covers in the event of rain. Leaf firing was visually assessed daily for 48 days at which time water was reapplied and recovery by percentage green shoot development was evaluated. Meyer and Emerald zoysiagrass exhibited high shoot recovery as did the bermudagrass with the exception of Tifway. Centipedegrass also had high shoot recovery. Among the burmudagrasses Tiflawn had the highest (90%) green shoot recovery and Tifway II (11%) had the lowest. Floralawn and Floratam showed the highest degree of recovery among the St. Augustinegrass cultivars. Texas Common and Raleigh exhibited the worst rates of recovery. All six zoysiagrass varieties showed high recovery from drought stress as did all centipedegrass varieties.
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Kim, K. S., S. I. Sifers, and J. B. Beard. 1987. Comparative drought resistances among major warm-season turfgrass species and cultivars. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 28-30.
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