Evaluation of Twenty-six Buffalograss Cultivars and Accessions for Use as Turfgrass on the High Plains of West Texas

M. A. Maurer, D. A. Auld, C. L. Murphy, C. B. Kennedy, P. G. Johnson, K. E. Kenworthy

Abstract


The development of high quality buffalograss [Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.] is depended on the texture, density, length of growing season, and overall turfgrass quality. Twenty-six buffalograss cultivars and accessions were evaluated for their potential as a high quality turfgrass at the Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, TX. The top five turfgrasses that consistently had the best turfgrass quality grown on the High Plains of West Texas were TTU-227, TTU-196, TTU-378, TTU-12, and TTU-232.

Keywords


Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.; cultivar evaluation; turfgrass quality

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