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Author(s):Murray, J. J.; Foy, C. D.
Author Affiliation:Field Crops Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD
Title:Cultivar difference among cool-season grasses to soil pH levels and aluminum tolerance
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. 26.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aluminum; Cool season turfgrasses; Cultivar evaluation; Cultivar variation; Festuca arundinacea; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Growth analysis; Growth factors; Nutrient management; Poa pratensis; Soil management; Soil pH; Variety trials
Abstract/Contents:"Soil pH may be one limiting factor in the establishment and persistence of turfgrasses on many soils. Altering the soil pH on many sites is not economically feasible with present technology. An alternative approach is to select or breed cultivars having greater tolerance to soil conditions. The influence of genetic variability on growth of improved turfgrass cultivars at several pH levels has not been investigated. Investigations were conducted to determine the variability in growth response among cultivars of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis), fineleaf fescues (Festuca rubra subsp. commutata, F. longifolia), and tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) for growth at six pH levels. Cultivars were grown in greenhouse pots containing an acid, Al-toxic Tatum subsoil limed to 6 pH levels (range 4.3 to 7.9). Relative response of cultivars was determined by comparing dry weight of tops and roots at each pH level. Cultivars within each species differed significantly at each pH level. Differences were greatest among Kentucky bluegrass cultivars, followed by tall fescue and fineleaf fescue. The greatest difference among cultivars occurred at pH levels 4.6 and 7.9. Most cultivars produced substantial growth over a relatively wide soil-pH range. Wide plant-to-plant variation also occurred within all tall fescue and several fineleaf fescue cultivars. These data indicate that there is a good potential [potential] for using existing germplasm in breeding for greater tolerance to widely different soil and site conditions."
Language:English
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Murray, J. J., and C. D. Foy. 1977. Cultivar difference among cool-season grasses to soil pH levels and aluminum tolerance. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 26.
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