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Author(s):Huang, Bingru; Bonos, Stacy; Meyer, William
Author Affiliation:Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Title:Drought tolerance and water-saving hybrids vs. Kentucky bluegrasses: The search for the most water efficient cultivars reveals several additional potential advantages
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Source:TurfNews [TPI]. Vol. 31, No. 3, May/June 2008, p. 44-46.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Rolling Meadows, IL: Turfgrass Producers International
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drought resistance; Poa pratensis; Water conservation; Hybrids; Water use; Irrigation efficiency; Water availability; Breeding improvement; Cultivar evaluation; Cultivar variation; Irrigation rates; Sod strength; Quality evaluation; Soil moisture; Evapotranspiration; Evapotranspiration rate; Drought recovery; Leaf area index
Turfgrass Producers International Keywords: Drought-tolerant; Kentucky bluegrass; The Lawn Institute research
Abstract/Contents:Details research conducted to determine the most water efficient cultivars. States that "the relative lack of drought resistance in KBG [Kentucky bluegrass] in general restricts its use in areas with limited rainfall or irrigation, although there is cultivar variablity in drought tolerance. Therefore...attention has been given to hybrid bluegrasses for improved drought and heat tolerance, which were developed by crossing with drought-tolerant Texas bluegrass (Poa arachnifera Torr.) (TBG), and the demand for the use of TBG x KBG hybrids is increasing due to limited water for turf irrigation in many areas." Reports that "drought stress treatment caused a significant reduction in soil moisture over the treatment period, causing reductions from approximately 30 percent to a little below 10 percent after 35 days of withholding water from the drought treated plots." Also reports that "several of the hybrids ranked consistently higher in desirable drought tolerance parameters such as reduced electrolyte leakage, increased cellular water status and the ability to maintain higher photosynthesis and stomatal conductance rates for longer than the Kentucky bluegrasses."
See Also:Other items relating to: Breeding for Drought
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Huang, B., S. Bonos, and W. Meyer. 2008. Drought tolerance and water-saving hybrids vs. Kentucky bluegrasses: The search for the most water efficient cultivars reveals several additional potential advantages. TurfNews. 31(3):p. 44-46.
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