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Author(s):Liu, Haibo; Heckman, Joseph R.; Murphy, James A
Author Affiliation:Department of Plant Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:Screening fine fescues for aluminum tolerance
Source:Journal of Plant Nutrition. Vol. 19, No. 5, 1996, p. 677-688.
# of Pages:12
Publishing Information:New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aluminum; Fine fescues; Festuca; Cultivar evaluation; Endophytes; Species evaluation; Festuca ovina subsp. ovina; Festuca rubra subsp. rubra; Festuca rubra subsp. trichophylla; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Soil pH; Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula
Abstract/Contents:"Fine fescues (Festuca spp.) are generally considered acid tolerant compared to other cool-season turfgrasses. However, there is little information on aluminum (Al) tolerance of fine fescues at both the species and cultivar levels. The objectives of this study were to identy cultivars of fine fescues with superior ability to tolerate Al, and compare the Al tolerance of endophyte infected and endophyte-free cultivars in Al tolerance. A total of 58 cultivars of fine fescues belonging to five species or subspecies [14 hard fescue (F. longifolia Thuill), 25 Chewings fescue (F. rubra L. spp. commutata Gaud), 15 strong creeping red fescue (F. rubra L. ssp. rubra), two slender creeping red fescue (F. rubra L. ssp. trichophylla), and two sheep fescue (F. ovina L.)] were selected from the 1993 National Fineleaf Fescue Test and screened under greenhouse conditions using solution culture, sand culture, and acid Tatum soil (Clayey, mixed, thermic, typic, Hapludult). The acid Tatum soil had 69% exchangeable Al and a pH of 4.4. An Al concentration of 640 μ and a pH of 4.0 were used in solution culture and sand culture screening. The grasses were seeded and grown for three weeks before harvesting. Aluminum tolerance was assessed by measuring relative root length, shoot length, root weight, shoot weight, and total dry matter. Differences in Al tolerance were identified at both the species and cultivar level based on relative growth were as follows: i) hard fescue and Chewings fescue were more Al tolerant than strong creeping red fescue; ii) within species or subspecies, significant differences were found among cultivars of Chewings fescue, strong creeping red fescue, slender creeping red fescue, and sheep fescue; whereas no difference was observed among the hard fescue cultivars; and iii) the cultivars containing endophyte exhibited greater Al tolerance compared the endophyte-free cultivars. The results indicate that fine fescues vary in Al tolerance and there is potential to improve Al tolerance with breeding and to refine their management recommendations regarding soil pH."
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Liu, H., J. R. Heckman, and J. A. Murphy. 1996. Screening fine fescues for aluminum tolerance. J. Plant Nutr. 19(5):p. 677-688.
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