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Author(s):Beard, J. B.; Sifers, S. I.; Menn, W. G.; Griggs, S. D.; Casnoff, David M.
Author Affiliation:Professor-Turfgrass Physiology and Management, Research Assistant-Turfgrass Physiology, Turfgrass Instructor, Research Assistant-Turfgrass Physiology, and Postdoctoral Fellow, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, College Station, Texas
Title:1983 bermudagrass cultivar characterizations - including seedhead production tendency
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1984. May 1984, p. 15-26.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Consolidated PR 4269-4289
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon; Seed production; Spring green-up; Cultivars; Color retention
Abstract/Contents:New standards are being set for Cynodon spp. cultivars. Among characteristics of the cultivars being evaluated are: overall turfgrass quality, spring green-up rate, seedhead formation, fall color retention, and shoot morphology. This study, conducted at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station is in its fifth year. Six years minimum is required for reliable field evaluation of turfgrass cultivars. Until completion of this study, final conclusions on adaptation and performance cannot be made. Nineteen Cynodon spp. cultivars are being studied, with various cultural methods in use. Results calculated to date show that Santa Ana and Tifway cultivars have consistently rated high in visual turf quality and fall color retention, but spring green-up rate for these rated low. Common Tifgreen and Tifdwarf all exhibit good spring green-up year after year. In seedhead production, Santa Ana, Ormond, Tifway, and Texturf 10 formed very few seedheads, while FB-119, Vamont, Tifdwarf and Midiron were heavy seedhead producers.
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Beard, J. B., S. I. Sifers, W. G. Menn, S. D. Griggs, and D. M. Casnoff. 1984. 1983 bermudagrass cultivar characterizations - including seedhead production tendency. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 15-26.
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