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Author(s):Hensler, Kevin; McCall, David S.; Hutchens, Wendell J.
Author Affiliation:School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Title:Temperature influence on blue grama (Boutelous gracilis) germination
Section:Turfgrass science poster
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, Utah: November 7-10, 2021
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2021, p. 134331.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Blue grama is a no- or low-input amenity turfgrass with documented germination and establishment over a wide geographic range throughout North America. This warm-season grass serves as a viable option for roadsides and out-of-play areas of golf courses and recreational green spaces. The germination temperature characteristics of blue grama are not well defined. The objective of this research is to evaluate the temperature range and optimal temperature of blue grama germination under ideal moisture conditions in an artificial environment. Seed of BirdsEye and Lovington cultivars were placed on filter paper within petri dishes with a temperature gradient ranging from 5.4°C to 39.3°C. Germinated seed were counted and removed daily. BirdsEye germinated well over a range of 11.7°C to 33.3°C, while Lovington had a smaller germination window of 15.6°C to 23.1°C. Initial germination of BirdsEye occurred after one day at a temperature of 29.2°C in the artificial growing environment, whereas Lovington seed first began to germinate after two days at temperatures of 23.1°C to 36.1°C. The shortest window for maximum germination occurred between 27.2°C and 33.3°C for both cultivars. While a successful establishment of blue grama can occur over a wide range of soil temperatures, these data suggest that the optimal time of seeding for rapid establishment is between 27.2°C and 33.3°C."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hensler, K., D. S. McCall, and W. J. Hutchens. 2021. Temperature influence on blue grama (Boutelous gracilis) germination. Agron. Abr. p. 134331.
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