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Author(s):Humphreys, M. O.
Author Affiliation:Dept. of Botany, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Title:The turfgrass breeding potential of British ecotypes
Section:Session 2
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 20.
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aesthetic values; Agrostis tenuis; Breeding aims; Breeding program; Cultivar evaluation; Cultivar improvement; Ecotypes; Festuca rubra; Lolium perenne; Mowing height; Regional variation; Salt tolerance; Selective breeding; Stress tolerance; Variety trials
Geographic Terms:British Isles
Abstract/Contents:"Although the British Isles contain a great range of grass ecotypes, relatively little has been done to exploit them for turfgrass purposes. Over the past four years the turfgrass breeding potential of British ecotypes has been investigated in three species, Lolium perenne, Agrostis tenuis and Festuca rubra. Primary breeding objectives were: Lolium perenne - a hardwearing cultivar possessing tolerance of fairly close mowing (less than 20 rom). Agrostis tenuis and Festuca rubra - attractive appearance throughout the year and tolerance of very close mowing (5 rom). Salt tolerance was an additional objective for Festuca rubra. Ecotypes were collected from carefully chosen habitats and subjected to both phenotypic and genotypic assessment. Material was grown as spaced plants and as single genotype tiller plots and progeny sown plots subjected to mowing and wear treatments. Heritabilities were calculated using a) clonal replicates b) half-sib families and c) parent - offspring data. The work indicates that much useful material exists as ecotypes and that rapid progress in turfgrass breeding can be made using ecotypes if the original collecting sites are chosen carefully and fairly intense, but well informed, selection is carried out within ecotypes maintained in isolation."
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Humphreys, M. O. 1977. The turfgrass breeding potential of British ecotypes. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 20.
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