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Mingying Xiang, Justin Q. Moss, Dennis L. Martin, Kemin Su, Bruce L. Dunn, and Yanqi Wu

Bermudagrass is native to Africa, widely distributed, and commonly found in tropical and subtemperate areas ( Taliaferro et al., 2004 ). It is important for forage, turfgrass use, and soil and water conservation. Hybrid bermudagrass [ Cynodon

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Xunzhong Zhang, Kehua Wang, and Erik H. Ervin

Common bermudagrass is widely distributed throughout the world between latitudes 45°N and 45°S ( Anderson et al., 1993 ; Harlan and de Wet, 1969 ), and both common and triploid hybrid [ Cynodon × magennisii Hurcombe (= C. dactylon × C

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David W. Williams, Paul B. Burrus, and Kenneth L. Cropper

Many athletic field managers use bermudagrass based on its quality characteristics and production of rhizomes and stolons that allow it to spread naturally and provide a superior playing surface when properly managed. Historically, bermudagrass was

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Kyle Briscoe, Grady Miller, Scott Brinton, Dan Bowman, and Charles Peacock

originated as an off-type mutation from one of the dwarf bermudagrass cultivars ( McCarty and Canegallo, 2005 ) and is currently one of the most popular cultivars used on putting greens. White (1999) found ‘Miniverde’ provided the highest turf quality of

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J.T. Brosnan and J. Deputy

Seashore paspalum is a prostrate-growing, perennial turfgrass, indigenous to tropical and coastal areas ( Duncan and Carrow, 2000 ). While hybrid bermudagrass is still the most commonly used turfgrass on golf courses and athletic fields in Hawaii

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Gerald Henry, Rebecca Grubbs, Chase Straw, Kevin Tucker, and Jared Hoyle

revenue and property values. Investigation into methods for reducing turfgrass water consumption while maintaining quality may provide a partial solution to this specific problem. Hybrid bermudagrass [ Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. × C. transvaalensis

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Marco Fontanelli, Michel Pirchio, Christian Frasconi, Luisa Martelloni, Michele Raffaelli, Andrea Peruzzi, Nicola Grossi, Lisa Caturegli, Simone Magni, Monica Gaetani, and Marco Volterrani

speeds and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and steam doses for the two prototypes used for physical desiccation of cool-season turfgrass before the conversion to warm-season turfgrass. Turf conversion was accomplished by transplanting hybrid bermudagrass

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James T. Brosnan, Adam W. Thoms, Gregory K. Breeden, and John C. Sorochan

most frequent and damaging stress imposed to bermudagrass athletic fields, because it induces two forms of damage: wear and soil compaction ( Carrow and Petrovic, 1992 ; Minner et al., 1993 ). Wear is characterized by injury (tearing) of leaf tissues

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Gregg C. Munshaw, John M. Layton, Barry R. Stewart, H. Wayne Philley, Jeffrey S. Beasley, and Rocky W. Lemus

In recent years, many improved seeded bermudagrass [ Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.] cultivars have become commercially available. As the turfgrass quality of several SB cultivars have reached the level of vegetative industry standards ( Morris, 2002

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Diheng Zhong, Hongmei Du, Zhaolong Wang, and Bingru Huang

deficit for two bermudagrass genotypes contrasting in drought resistance. The ultimate goal was to identify specific fatty acids associated with leaf dehydration tolerance, which could be used as biochemical markers to select for drought