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Author(s):Riordan, Terrance
Author Affiliation:Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title:Turfgrass biotechnology - 2003 update
Source:Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2003, p. 1, 4.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Environmental stewardship; Genetic engineering; Poa pratensis; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Agrostis stolonifera; Glyphosate; Herbicide resistance; United States Department of Agriculture; Roundup Ready; Biotechnology; Transgenic turfgrasses
Abstract/Contents:Discusses turfgrass biotechnology, announcing that "The Scotts Company and Monsanto are working on projects that will make several of the conventional turfgrasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, St. Augustinegrass and creeping bentgrass resistant to the herbicide Round-Up." Explains that "before a turfgrass containing a biotechnology-inserted gene can be released and marketed, a very extensive scientific review is made by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)." Notes potential advantages of Round-Up resistant turfgrass, including that "the turf manager would be able to control Poa annua in the fairways and on the greens in a way that would have no negative effect on the bentgrass plant." Concludes that "all parties are trying to do what they think is best for the turf manager, the turfgrass industry, the environment, and society as a whole."
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Riordan, T. 2003. Turfgrass biotechnology - 2003 update. Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. 9(2):p. 1, 4.
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