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Author(s):Kopec, D. M.; Smith, S. E.; Gilbert, J.; Pessarakli, M.; Nolan, S. P.
Author Affiliation:University of Arizona
Title:Collection and evaluation of native grasses from grazed arid environments for turfgrass development
Section:Breeding, genetics, and physiology
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Source:2010 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2010, p. 18.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bouteloua chondrosioides; Bouteloua eriopoda; Bouteloua hirsuta; Breeding program; Clonal variation; Desert climate; Hybridization; Muhlenbergia; Native grasses; Phenotypes; Quality evaluation; Shoot density; Visual evaluation
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study initiated during 2008 to "(1) collect and evaluate native grasses [of] grazed rangelands for potential use as turfs in Arizona," "(2) determine species survival performance of mowed clones in the field," and "(3) identify superior clones for future breeding." Details methods and materials used during the experiment, noting that "clones of the bunchgrasses sprucetop grama, black grama, hairy grama, and wolfstail, which had the best color, density, and general turf quality in a greenhouse trial were propagated into multiple plant copies for field evaluation." Reports that "the shoot density [of sprucetop grama] was not as great as that of the wolfstails, before they fell apart, nor were the plants as large as the blue grama plants, but their appearance was clearly the best, and most plants were acceptable as a low maintenance turf." Concludes that "the next logical step is to screen a larger sample of this species, and cross the best with the best. Seed from such crosses will go into mowed turf plots."
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2008-07-377
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:We collected 300 clones from seven species of perennial range grasses were collected from a 150-mile radius of Tucson. One hundred bunchgrass and 100 stoloniferous grasses were selected for field evaluation under regular mowing. The vast majority of wolfstail plants had extremely poor turf quality The blue grama and wolfstail clones selected from Arizona rangelands clones proved generally unacceptable under mowed conditions
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Kopec, D. M., S. E. Smith, J. Gilbert, M. Pessarakli, and S. P. Nolan. 2010. Collection and evaluation of native grasses from grazed arid environments for turfgrass development. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 18.
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