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Web URL(s):http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/ressum/2017/6.pdf
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Author(s):Watkins, Eric
Author Affiliation:University of Minnesota
Title:Germplasm improvement of low-input fine fescues in response to consumer attitudes and behaviors
Section:Physiology, genetics, and breeding: Cool-season grasses
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Source:Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program: 2017 Research Summaries. 2017, p. 6-10.
Publishing Information:[New York, New York]: The United States Golf Association Green Section
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Breeding aims; Disease resistance; Festuca brevipila; Fine fescues; Germplasm; Heat stress; Low maintenance turf; Wear resistance
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2013-02-463
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USGA Summary Points:Primary challenges to public land managers in using fine fescues include turfgrass maintenance, funding, public awareness, and natural vegetation management. Consumers were willing to pay the highest premium for better ability to withstand foot traffic, followed by low mowing frequency, low fertilizer requirement, and low water usage. Heat stress is more detrimental than drought stress to fine fescues and there is great variation for heat tolerance. Hard and sheep fescue have superior snow mold resistance compared to other fine fescues and should be utilized in northern climates where snow mold is a concern. Summer patch may severely limit the use of hard fescue in some areas.
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Watkins, E. 2017. Germplasm improvement of low-input fine fescues in response to consumer attitudes and behaviors. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 6-10.
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