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DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI.45.2.293
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Author(s):Peterson, Kenton W.; Shearman, Robert C.; Gaussoin, Roch E.; Horst, Garald L.; Schacht, Walter H.
Author Affiliation:Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Title:Growing degree-day influence on sprigged establishment of two buffalograss cultivars
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 45, No. 2, February 2010, p. 293-298.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Alexandria, VA: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bouteloua dactyloides; Establishment rate; Growing degree days; Sprigging; Sprigs
Cultivar Names:Prestige; Legacy
Abstract/Contents:"Attempts to establish buffalograss [Buchloë dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.] turfs from sprigs have been limited and successful stand establishment has been inconsistent. This study was conducted to determine whether accumulated growing degree-days (GDD) and cultivar of harvested sprigs have an effect on buffalograss sprig establishment. Two field studies were conducted on a Tomek silty-clay loam (fine smectitic mesic Pachic Agriudolls) in 2007 and again in 2008. The cultivars Legacy, a hexaploid, and Prestige, a tetraploid, were used in this investigation. Sprigs were harvested and planted on 29 June, 17 July, 31 July, and 15 Aug. in 2007 and 15 May, 4 June, 19 June, 2 July, 21 July, 31 July, and 18 Aug. in 2008. The GDDs were back-calculated from these harvest dates. The harvest date of the sprigs represented 1050, 1380, 1670, and 1980 GDD in 2007 and 120, 380, 620, 840, 1200, 1400, and 1720 in 2008. Aboveground buffalograss phytomass and percent buffalograss groundcover data were collected in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, total available sugar and starch content of harvested sprigs were determined for each sprig harvest date. In the 2007 studies, sprigs harvested at 1050 GDDs resulted in the best establishment for both cultivars. In the 2008 studies, 'Legacy' established successfully through 840 GDDs, and 'Prestige' established through 1200 GDDs. Sugar or starch content did not appear to influence sprigging success. These results support the recommendation to establish buffalograss from sprigs harvested before 1050 GDDs for best results."
Language:English
References:33
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Peterson, K. W., R. C. Shearman, R. E. Gaussoin, G. L. Horst, and W. H. Schacht. 2010. Growing degree-day influence on sprigged establishment of two buffalograss cultivars. HortScience. 45(2):p. 293-298.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.45.2.293
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