Breeding turfgrasses

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Conventional plant-breeding methods have been used successfully to transform several species into markedly improved turfgrasses. The choice of which species to use in a breeding program can be dictated by the region in which the cultivar will be grown, the specifi c breeding objectives, and market forces. The basic requirements for a possible turfgrass species for improvement are adaptation to the area of use, genetic potential (variability), and germplasm availability. Usually, a turfgrass breeder will specialize and work with one or a few related species, but some breeders work with numerous turf species over their careers. Other grass breeders have bred grasses for both turf and forage uses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781420006483
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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