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Author(s):Watkins, Eric; Clark, Matthew D.
Author Affiliation:Watkins: Assistant Professor; Clark: Graduate Student, Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Title:Genetic improvement of prairie junegrass
Source:USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Vol. 8, No. 9, May 1 2009, p. [1-8].
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Koeleria macrantha; Germplasm; Breeding program; Seed production; Variety trials; Drought resistance; Breeding improvement; Golf rough; Salt tolerance
Abstract/Contents:"The University of Minnesota has initiated a germplasm improvement program for prairie junegrass. Although this native species has several characteristics that indicate it should be successful low-input turfgrass, there are several challenges that must be met. Our research program is focused on collecting and identifying germplasm that possesses characteristics that will lead to an improved, functional, turf-type cultivar. To date, we have initiated several research projects and preliminary results indicate: Significant variability for seed production characteristics exists in the USDA germplasm collection. Native germplasm does not currently exhibit sufficient mowing quality or establishment rate. Native germplasm possesses several advantageous characteristics including ability to survive significant droughts, slow vertical growth rate, excellent winter hardiness, and early spring green-up. This species has the potential to be a valuable species in golf course roughs and other low-input environments."
See Also:See also related article "Genetic improvement of prairie junegrass for use as a turf" 41(8) September 2009, p. 11 R=159032 R=159032
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2007-16-357
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See Also:Other items relating to: Breeding for Drought
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watkins, E., and M. D. Clark. 2009. Genetic improvement of prairie junegrass. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Online. 8(9):p. [1-8].
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