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Author(s):Watkins, Eric
Author Affiliation:University of Minnesota
Title:Genetic improvement of prairie junegrass
Section:Breeding, genetics, and physiology
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Source:2010 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2010, p. 13.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Breeding program; Choice of cultivar; Cultivar improvement; Disease resistance; Drought resistance; Germplasm; Germplasm Resources Information Network; Koeleria macrantha; Low maintenance turfgrass species; Temperature response; Variety trials
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted during 2007 "[to] determine the genetic potential of native prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha) germplasm for use as low-input turfgrass." Identifies qualities of prairie junegrass that might make it useful in Minnesota: "tolerance of droughty and alkaline soils, tolerance of sandy areas, survival of low- and high-temperature extremes, and reduced growth rate." Details methods and materials used during the study, stating that researchers "collected native prairie junegrass germplasm from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Nebraska." Reports that "nonnative germplasm generally exhibits superior turfgrass quality." Concludes that "integration of traits from diverse germplasm should be effective in the development of a low-input cultivar."
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2007-16-357
Note:Published as a part of USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online, December 1 2010, Vol. 9, No. 23
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USGA Summary Points:Nonnative germplasm generally exhibits superior turfgrass quality Native germplasm has shown greater seed production potential and resistance to severe stresses common in low-input environments Integration of traits from diverse germplasm should be effective in the development of a low-input cultivar
See Also:Other items relating to: Breeding for Drought
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watkins, E. 2010. Genetic improvement of prairie junegrass. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 13.
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