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photosynthetic capacity of turfgrasses and lead to the depletion of carbohydrate reserves ( Schmidt and Blaser, 1967 ; Winstead and Ward, 1974 ). Changes in physiological characteristics may alter zoysiagrass ( Zoysia spp.) morphology and result in reductions

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Bermudagrass ( Cynodon sp.) and zoysiagrass ( Zoysia sp.) are important warm-season turfgrasses and are widely used for sports fields, golf courses, and lawns in tropical, subtropical and transition zone climates ( Hanna et al., 2013 ). Although

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Zoysiagrass ( Zoysia japonica Steud.) is a popular turfgrass species used in golf course fairways in Missouri and surrounding states ( Lyman et al., 2007 ). Throughout this region, zoysiagrass enters dormancy typically in November and resumes

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Japanese lawngrass ( Z. japonica ) and Manilagrass ( Z. matrella ) are collectively referred to as zoysiagrass in the United States; however, Z. japonica is more cold-hardy than the Z. matrella ( Patton, 2009 ). Meyer zoysiagrass, a Z. japonica

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1 Associate professor. 2 Graduate student. 3 Professor. Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station journal series no. 12,683. We gratefully acknowledge Ray Evert for identifying anatomical structures on zoysiagrass mersitems. The cost of publishing

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Zoysiagrass ( Zoysia spp.) is a warm-season, perennial turfgrass native to parts of China, Japan, and Korea ( Engelke and Anderson, 2003 ). It is adapted throughout the southern region of the United States to the northern transition zone

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zoysiagrass, seashore paspalum ( Paspalum vaginatum ), buffalograss ( Buchloe dactyloides ), and bermudagrass ( Cynodon dactylon ) were reported to exhibit better TQ and leaf hydration levels or lower level of leaf wilting than cool-season species, such as

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-season grasses have been documented. For example, Qian et al. (1997) reported that total root length in a 120-cm profile of ‘Mustang’ tall fescue ( Festuca arundinaceae Schreb) was three times greater than ‘Meyer’ zoysiagrass (ZJ), ‘Midlawn’ hybrid

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Zoysiagrass ( Zoysia spp.) is a warm-season turfgrass used in home lawns and golf course fairways within the transition zone of turfgrass adaptation and in the southern United States ( Fry and Huang, 2004 ). Cultivars of Z. matrella (L.) Merr

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Zoysiagrass ( Zoysia spp.) is a common turfgrass used for golf course fairways and tees in southern and transition zone climates because of its good heat and drought tolerance and low requirement for maintenance ( Fry et al., 2008 ). ‘Meyer’ has

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