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Author(s):Hanna, Wayne; Braman, Kris
Author Affiliation:Wayne: Turfgrass Breeder Professor, Crops and Soil Sciences Department, University of Georgia, Tifton Station; Braman: Professor, Entomology, University of Georgia, Griffin Station
Title:Breeding turf for insect resistance: New breeding genetics can reduce pesticide costs
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 47, No. 1, January/February 2009, p. 9-11.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Insect resistance; Breeding improvement; Breeding program; Insect control; Genetic resistance; Cynodon; Cultivar improvement; Insect pests
USGA Green Section Keywords: Evironmental issues: Pesticides; Pest control: Insects and nematodes; Pest control: Integrated, alternative, and other; Research
Abstract/Contents:Discusses insect resistant turf, suggesting that it "is usually a more permanent way [of controlling insects in turf]." Profiles the genetic turf breeding program at the University of George, Tifton Campus. Explains that they "do not spray insecticides on [the] turf breeding/research plots...The reason for not spraying is to allow [researchers] to identify plants/hybrids that have genetic mechanisms that discourage and/or reduce insects from feeding on the plants." Notes that "TifSport and Tifgreen tend to show good genetic resistance to the fall armyworm under no-choice conditions in the laboratory." Concludes that "the goal of the University of Georgia 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 resistances, drought resistance, [and] shade resistance."
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Hanna, W., and K. Braman. 2009. Breeding turf for insect resistance: New breeding genetics can reduce pesticide costs. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 47(1):p. 9-11.
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