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Qi Chai, Xinqing Shao, and Jianquan Zhang

-adapted tobacco callus J. Heilongjiang August Firet Land Reclamation University. 9 7 9 Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Li, M. Du, X. 2004 The study of complex alkali–saline stress on four varieties of Poa pratensis Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin. 20 209 213

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Josh A. Honig, Stacy A. Bonos, and William A. Meyer

The bluegrasses, also commonly referred to as meadowgrasses, are one the most economically important genera of the Poaceae ( Huff, 2010 ; Soreng and Barrie, 1999 ). Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) is the botanical-type species for the

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Robert R. Shortell, Stephen E. Hart, and Stacy A. Bonos

Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) is a popular turfgrass species throughout its adaptive range. It typically produces a dense stand of turf with dark green color, high overall turf quality, and a wide range of disease tolerance. This makes

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Robert R. Shortell, William A. Meyer, and Stacy A. Bonos

Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) is a perennial turfgrass species that is widely adapted to many distinct environments. The extensive rhizome system of Kentucky bluegrass gives it the ability to tolerate and recover from many environmental

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Josh A. Honig, Vincenzo Averello, Stacy A. Bonos, and William A. Meyer

Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) is a facultative apomictic cool-season perennial grass species widely used for forage and turf in the United States and Canada ( Huff, 2003 , 2010 ). Although sexuality in kentucky bluegrass can be variable

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Joel G. Reiten, Chiwon W. Lee, Z.M. Cheng, and Ronald C. Smith

Seeds of a Kentucky bluegrass cultivar (Poa pratensis 'SD Common') and two native buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) strains, Texas (TX) selection and North Dakota (ND) selection, were tested for their germination tolerance to increasing levels of NaCl at 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, 1.6, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.2% in solution. Both the TX and ND strains of buffalograss exhibited a high degree of salt tolerance with the upper limit of seed germination at 2.8% NaCl (2% to 7% germination after 6 days). At high NaCl concentrations, however, percent seed germination was much greater in the ND strain than the TX strain of buffalograss. For instance, seed germination at 0.8% NaCl was 90% in ND strain and 53% in TX strain as compared to the control. Kentucky bluegrass was least tolerant to NaCl with the upper limit of seed germination at 0.4% NaCl (14.7% germination in 6 days). Seed germination in Kentucky bluegrass was completely inhibited at 0.6% NaCl.

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Peter H. Dernoeden, John E. Kaminski, and Jinmin Fu

.B. 2005 Selective control of creeping bentgrass ( Agrostis stolonifera L.) in Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) turf Int. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 10 1164 1169 Dernoeden, P.H. Fu, J. McDonald, S.J. 2007

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Mark G. Lefsrud, John C. Sorochan, Dean A. Kopsell, and J. Scott McElroy

Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis L.) and tall fescue ( Festuca arundinacea Schreb.; syn., Lolium arundinaceum Darbyshire) are cool-season grasses commonly used for lawns in temperate regions of North America. However, these grasses can be

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Joseph G. Robins, B. Shaun Bushman, Blair L. Waldron, and Paul G. Johnson

, increased salinity tolerance is a priority of a number of C 3 and C 4 turfgrass improvement programs ( Horst and Beadle, 1984 ; Marcum et al., 1998 ; Qian et al., 2000 , 2007 ). A major turfgrass species is kentucky bluegrass (KBG; Poa pratensis L

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James A. Poss, Walter B. Russell, Stacy A. Bonos, and Catherine M. Grieve

Shortell, R. Meyer, W.A. Bonos, S.A. 2009 Classification and inheritance of morphological and agronomic characteristics in Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) HortScience 44 274 279 Shortell, R