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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluate and Develop Low Maintenance Turfgrasses

Location: Forage and Range Research

Project Number: 5428-21000-014-14
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2010
End Date: Sep 14, 2015

Objective:
I. Drought, heat, and salt tolerant turf grasses will be identified, and their mechanisms of tolerance investigated. II. New collections of putative drought tolerant turf grasses from central Asia will be evaluated for drought tolerance. III. Physiological and/or genetic relationships among target low maintenance turf species will be evaluated.

Approach:
Novel and traditional sources of turfgrasses will be assembled and evaluated in field, greenhouse, and lab settings for stress tolerance, genetic mechanisms, genetic relationships, ploidy level, and turf quality.

Last Modified: 9/23/2014
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