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Monographic Author(s):Mancino, Charles F.; Ralowicz, Andrew E.
Author Affiliation:Principal Investigator, The University of Arizona
Monograph Title:Breeding and Development of Curly Mesquitegrass: [1990 Annual Research Report], 1990.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:[Tucson, Arizona]: The University of Arizona
Collation:[3] pp.
Abstract/Contents:"The utilization of curly mesquitegrass, Hilaria belangeri, as a seed established desert turfgrass appears promising. Research during 1990 identified substantial genetic variation in turf qualities and reproductive traits, and continued to assess field performance of selected plant material to cultural practices. Other efforts concentrated on identifying additional superior turf type plants, establishing crossing blocks of these plants, and harvesting this seed to begin developing an improved 'turf-type' synthetic population. The genetic components of the turfgrass characters and seed production traits were determined in 1990. Most of the traits investigated can be considered as moderately to highly heritable. This indicates that rapid progress through recurrent selection can be made in improving turfgrass qualities and seed production in this species. The ongoing Cultural Practices Experiment reconfirmed the cutting requirement to maintain this species as a healthy turf. Poor color and overall quality of the uncut plots was evident throughout 1990. The 5 and 10 cm heights of cut produced very dense turfs with complete ground cover. In addition to the 8 superior 'turf-type' selections made in 1989, 12 more selections were made in 1990. Selected plants from both years increased and planted into 8 crossing blocks for seed production. Eight harvests of seed occurred this season from August to October, and one more final harvest is anticipated. Multiple harvests of seed is a key feature in maximizing seed production of this species."
See Also:See also related summary article "Breeding and development of curly mesquitegrass as a desert turf" 1990 Annual Turfgrass Research Report [USGA/GCSAA], 1990, p. 4, R=24834. R=24834
Note:"USGA Annual Turfgrass Research Report 1990"
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