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Author(s):Engelke, M. C.; White, R. H.; Morton, S. J.; Marcum, K. B.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:Root development in selected varieties of each of four warm-season turfgrass genera
Section:Growth and Development
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1991. 1991, p. 10-17.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Texas Agricultural Exp. Station Consolidated Report
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Root growth; Zoysia; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Bouteloua dactyloides; Variety trials; Cultivars; Root length; Root weight
Abstract/Contents:An important drought avoidance mechanism in plants is the ability of the roots to extend into portions of the soil where plant available moisture exists. Attention is being directed to developing turfgrasses with greater root extension. Commercial cultivars and experimental selections of zoysiagrass, buffalograss, centipedegrass, and St. Augustinegrass were planted in separate randomized complete block designs. Irrigation was applied four times daily until the termination of the study. Analysis of genera planted indicated that there were no significant differences as to root length or number between genera. However, centipedegrass had greater root mass in the top 10 cm section than the other three genera evaluated. Specific numerical data for each genus is presented in table form.
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Engelke, M. C., R. H. White, S. J. Morton, and K. B. Marcum. 1991. Root development in selected varieties of each of four warm-season turfgrass genera. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 10-17.
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