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Author(s):Beard, J. B.; Batten, S. M.; Reed, S. R.; Kim, K. S.; Griggs, S. D.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Title:A preliminary assessment of Adalayd Paspalum vaginatum for turfgrass characteristics and adaptation to Texas conditions
Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1982. September 1982, p. 33-35.
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Paspalum vaginatum; Salt tolerance; Shoot density; Vertical shoot growth rate; Nitrogen response; Mowing quality; Establishment rate; Color retention; Spring green-up
Abstract/Contents:This information is a progress report. Four more years of observation are required for final evaluation. Adalayd Paspalum vaginatum was vegetatively planted into the bermudagrass cultivar evaluation block at the Texas A&M Research Field Laboratory in 1980. In addition to this planting, Adalayd was also planted into a very saline soil (salt index -67). Also included were Tifway and Tifgreen bermudagrasses. The establishment rate of Adalayd was similar to that of most the improved bermudagrass cultivars. The overall mowing quality has been good. It is also apparently responding to nitrogen fertilization. The short density of Adalayd is significantly lower than Tifway, Midway, and Santa Ana bermudagrasses. The vertical leaf extension rate is comparable to that of Midway and Santa Ana, but shorter than Tifway. The fall low temperature color retention of Adalayd ranked higher than most of the bermudagrass cultivars and was comparable to Santa Ana. In contrast, Adalayd has one of the slowest spring green up rates. Observations of Adalayd under the very saline soil conditions indicate superiority in terms of adaptation to high salt conditions. No significant disease or insect problems have been noted to date. It is too early to tell if thatch problems may develop. A table comparing the turfgrass characteristics and performance between Adalayd Paspalum vaginatum and three bermudagrasses is included.
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Geographic Terms:Texas
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Beard, J. B., S. M. Batten, S. R. Reed, K. S. Kim, and S. D. Griggs. 1982. A preliminary assessment of Adalayd Paspalum vaginatum for turfgrass characteristics and adaptation to Texas conditions. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 33-35.
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