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Author(s):McKernan, D. K.
Title:Turfgrass varietal trials
Source:Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre 1994 Annual Report. 1994, p. 51-54.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Olds, Alberta: Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Variety trials; Cultivars; Poa pratensis; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula; Festuca arundinacea; Heat stress; Lolium perenne; Cold resistance
Abstract/Contents:"After four years of testing, the Turfgrass Varietal Trial has been completed. The best performing bluegrasses over this four year period were, ranked in order, Nugget, Alpine, Midnight, and Touchdown. This is a shift from earlier research results carried out by Dr. Jack Lebeau in Lethbridge in the 1970s, whose recommendations focused on Baron, Fylking, Nugget and Banff. Creeping red fescue results showed improved performance in the newer cultivars (Jasper and Fortress) over conventional recommendations (Boreal). No significant differences between the Chewings fescue cultivars were noted over the four years but only two cultivars were tested. With Hard fescue cultivars, Spartan and Aurora outperformed Triana, but the Hard fescue cultivars had lower overall ratings than either Creeping red and Chewings fescues. Of the four cultivars tested, the best Tall fescue cultivar was Bonzai. The Tall fescues showed best in the heat of summer but performed below bluegrass/fescue standards in the spring and fall seasons. Manhattan ryegrass is still the best performer of the ryegrasses but was still well below the bluegrass and fescue ratings, again due to a winter hardiness problem."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McKernan, D. K. 1994. Turfgrass varietal trials. Prairie Turfgrass Res. Annu. Rep. p. 51-54.
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