Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding

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Michael D. Casler, Ronny R. Duncan
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 30, 2003 - Architecture - 367 pages
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The cultivation of various turfgrasses has evolved into a dynamic, multi-billion dollar industry. Yet, there is still a real lack of information available for those seeking to understand the complex science behind its growth. This book, edited by two knowledgeable and highly respected experts, presents for the first time a comprehensive study of the various types of turfgrasses, their genetic and biological makeup, and the specifics of when, how, where and why each species was adapted for use. The only book that deals specifically with the science behind the major types of turfgrasses, Turfgrass Biology will prove to be an invaluable, time-saving reference and research tool for professionals interested or engaged in the genesis of turfgrasses.
  

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Contents

Kentucky Bluegrass
27
Annual Bluegrass
39
Supina Bluegrass
53
Texas Bluegrass
61
Rough Bluegrass
67
Perennial Ryegrass
75
Tall Fescue
107
FineLeaved Festuca Species
129
Velvet Bentgrass
201
Redtop Highland Bentgrass
207
Hairgrasses
225
Bermudagrass
235
Buffalograss
257
Zoysiagrasses
271
St Augustinegrass
309
Bahiagrass
331

Creeping Bentgrass
175
Colonial Bentgrass
187

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About the author (2003)

MICHAEL D. CASLER, PhD, is a research geneticist with the USDA-ARS and professor in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. A member and former chair of the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics program at the university, he's written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, spoken at numerous international conferences, and developed and registered four improved cultivars of perennial grasses.
RONNY R. DUNCAN, PhD, is a professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Stress Physiology in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Georgia, Griffen. He's the author of Seashore Paspalum and Salt-Affected Turfgrass Sites, both published by Wiley.

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