Trait evaluation of second generation lines of Distichlis spicata
Converting to more drought-tolerant, low-input turfgrass varieties that can help conserve water in the landscape is critical for the future of turf in the arid portions of the western United States. This study attempts to address the growing demand for native, low-input turfgrass by breeding a turf-type variety of inland saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) that is well adapted to grow in arid and salty sites while maintaining acceptable quality. Two breeding cycles have been completed for improving the turf quality of inland saltgrass and the current elite lines were selected out of the second-generation ...
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