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Author(s):Marcum, K. B.; Engelke, M. C.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:Root development of zoysiagrasses included in the 1991 national turfgrass evaluation program trial
Section:Growth and Development
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1992. September 1992, p. 2-4.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Texas Agricultural Exp. Station Consolidated Report
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Zoysia; Variety trials; Drought resistance; Root growth; Root weight; Shoot growth; Cultivars
Abstract/Contents:Breeding efforts are underway to develop turfgrasses with superior drought tolerance. The use of flexible tubes to assess root growth in the greenhouse is a technique for efficiently screening large numbers of plant materials. Root systems of the entries were assessed for maximum and third maximum root length, root number and weight at 10 cm increments, total root weight, and total leaf dry weight. When all root parameters are taken into account, the best grasses appear to be Meyer, Emerald, El Toro, Belair, DALZ8512, DALZ8514, DALZ8516, TC-2033, and GT-2047. Twelve of the NTEP zoysiagrasses were also included in a linear gradient irrigation field experiment to determine drought tolerance over a 3-year period. Drought tolerant grasses were El Toro, Emerald, Belair, DALZ8512 DALZ8514, and DALZ8507.
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Marcum, K. B., and M. C. Engelke. 1992. Root development of zoysiagrasses included in the 1991 national turfgrass evaluation program trial. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 2-4.
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