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Author(s):Adams, W. A.; Bryan, P. J.
Author Affiliation:University College of Wales
Title:Is there a future for Poa pratensis as a turfgrass in Britain?
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Meeting Info.:Blacksburg, Virginia: June 19-21, 1973
Source:Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1973, p. 4.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis tenuis; Choice of species; Climatic factors; Comparisons; Cultivar evaluation; Disease incidence; Disease resistance; Establishment rate; Fusarium; Growth analysis; Lolium perenne; Percent living ground cover; Phleum pratense; Poa annua; Poa pratensis; Poa trivialis; Puccinia poarum; Regional variation; Turfgrass profile; Variety trials
Abstract/Contents:"The value of Poa pratensis as a turfgrass for British conditions has been a controversial issue for several years. A field experiment was set up under normal College playing field conditions to provide information relevant to the climate of West Wales. In the experiment fifteen varieties of Poa pratensis were compared alongside established varieties of Lolium perenne, Phleum pratense and Agrostis tenuis and commercially available Poa trivialis and Poa annua. Data were recorded on time until emergence, rate of establishment (time to reach 5 cm height), disease incidence and percentage cover by sown species before and following a winter season of rugby played over the plots. The varieties of Poa pratensis were slowest to emerge and most of them were severly [severely] affected by rust Puccinia poarum, although a few were resistant . The rust attack was so severe on Nugget that it was virtually eliminated, on others percentage cover was reduced. None of the other species was affected by rust. The relatively slow emergence of Poa pratensis when compared with Timothy and Perennial ryegrass is a considerable disadvantage. Although resistance to rust was shown by some Poa pratensis varieties for example Baron, the disease , which was followed up by Fusarium on the susceptible varieties, was little less than catastrophic on most varieties. The climate of West Wales is somewhat milder and more humid than much of Britain, nevertheless, rust cannot be discounted as a pathogen of Poa pratensis."
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Geographic Terms:Britain
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Adams, W. A., and P. J. Bryan. 1973. Is there a future for Poa pratensis as a turfgrass in Britain?. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 4.
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