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Author(s):Sevostianova, E.; Leinauer, B.; Serena, M.
Title:Performance of non-irrigated warm season turfgrasses in an arid climate
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Arid climate; Cultivar evaluation; Drought resistance; Warm season turfgrasses; Water use restrictions
Abstract/Contents:"In the southwestern United States, outdoor irrigation accounts for 50% or more of urban domestic water use during the summer (Kjelgren et al., 2000). Turfgrasses, which can make up of a large portion of urban landscapes are often identified as high water use plants, and strategies to reduce or eliminate outdoor irrigation for lawns have been suggested (Leinauer et al., IN PRESS). As a result, water restrictions on the amount of potable water allocated to landscape irrigation are often implemented (City of Albuquerque, 2000) and the use of drought resistant turfgrasses that survive on less water than traditional turfgrasses is encouraged (ABCWUA, 2009). Plants with good drought resistance are those able to endure low water stress by means of drought avoidance, drought tolerance, or a combination of both (Levitt, 1980). Drought tolerant grasses survive low internal water potential and tissue dehydration and resume growth when water becomes available. Drought avoidant grasses sustain a high internal water potential during drought or survive by means of dormancy. Buffalograss [Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.] has been shown to exhibit both drought tolerance and drought avoidance mechanisms (Qian, 1997; Shearman et al., 2004). Qian et al. (1997) studied the relative drought resistance of several warm season turfgrasses and found that Prairie buffalograss sustained green color at significantly lower irrigation treatments than Midlawn bermudagrass and Meyer zoysiagrass. However, information is lacking as to whether warm season grasses survive in arid climates over several growing seasons on natural precipitation when no supplemental irrigation is provided."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Sevostianova, E., B. Leinauer, and M. Serena. 2010. Performance of non-irrigated warm season turfgrasses in an arid climate. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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