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Author(s):Wood, G. M.; Sullivan, W. M.
Author Affiliation:College of Agriculture, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont, Vermont
Title:Short-term evaluations of turfgrasses for cold hardiness
Section:Session 4
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 37.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cold resistance; Experimental design; Field tests; Lolium perenne
Abstract/Contents:"Except in areas of relatively mild winters, lack of cold tolerance has been the single most limiting factor to the use of perennial ryegrass for turf. In recent years a host of fine textured turftype perennial ryegrasses have appeared on the market, some with, and some without, adequate cold tolerance. Since field evaluations for cold tolerance are costly, and often require many years to produce significant results, this research was undertaken to develop reliable short-term tests to establish relative cold tolerances. The following short-term procedures were developed to screen turfgrasses for cold tolerance: 1. Grasses grown in small pots are embedded to lip in Styrofoam and gradually frozen in a large circulating-air-chest type freezer to -10° C soil temperature. 2. Grasses, sown in soil in round plastic horticultural bulb pots, are buried flush in coarse gravel outdoors and allowed to overwinter. 3. Same as number 2 above except snow cover is removed throughout winter. 4. Same as number 2 except pots are buried to lip in vermiculite in open-sided unheated greenhouse. Results using the above techniques will be discussed in comparison with those obtained through normal field plot techniques."
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Wood, G. M., and W. M. Sullivan. 1977. Short-term evaluations of turfgrasses for cold hardiness. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 37.
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