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Author(s):Butler, Jack D.
Author Affiliation:Principle Investigator, Colorado State University
Title:Development of dryland western turfgrass cultivars
Source:Annual Turfgrass Research Report [USGA/GCSAA]. 1985, p. 1.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Far Hills, New Jersey: United States Golf Association, Golf House.
Full Report URL:http://turf.lib.msu.edu/rpr/1985/Colorado%20State-Cuany.PDF
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agropyron cristatum; Bouteloua gracilis; Cultivar evaluation; Cultivar improvement; Distichlis stricta; Evaluative methods; Puccinellia
Abstract/Contents:"Western grasses grow successfully in arid regions on poor soil without the addition of water and fertilizer. Some of these grasses are adaptable to turf use. Changing economic conditions and water shortages have made it desireable to improve promising species to produce low maintenance turfgrasses for golf courses, parks, and lawns. The species which are receiving research attention at Colorado State University are alkaligrass (Puccinellia spp.), inland saltgrass (Distichlis stricta), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), and fairway wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum). Field evaluation of these species is being conducted in spaced-plant nurseries composed of individuals representing the genetic diversity of up to eight western states and five foreign countries. Individual plants are being evaluated on their important characteristics in a selective breeding program for improved turf performance. In all, 198 accessions are now being evaluated for performance in turf plots under low maintenance conditions. Elite individual plants will be selected, cloned and moved to replicated isolated cross pollinated plots to produce the next generation of improved progenies. This cycle of field evaluation of individuals followed by production of an advanced generation from selected parents will be continued until significant improvement is achieved. At that time, improved varieties will be released for turf use."'
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 1985-02-019
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Butler, J. D. 1985. Development of dryland western turfgrass cultivars. Turfgrass Environ Res. Summ. p. 1.
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