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Growth Characteristic of Warm-season Turfgrass in Saemangeum Reclaimed Land
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Growth Characteristic of Warm-season Turfgrass in Saemangeum Reclaimed Land
Bae, Eun-Ji; Han, Jeong-Ji; Lee, Kwang-Soo; Park, Yong-Bae; Choi, Su-Min;
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This study was conducted to investigate the growth characteristics of warm-season turfgrasses and to find out suitable turfgrass species on Saemangeum reclaimed land. Twenty native zoysiagrass(Zoysia sinica, Z. matrella, Z. japonica, Medium-leaf type zoysiagrass(hybrid zoysiagrass)) and bermudagrass(Cynodon dactylon) collected from Korea were used in this study. Total stolon length and the number of stolon per square meter, relative growth rate of shoot and stolon, and coverage rate were analyzed for 2 year. C. dactylon showed not only the most growth response with high relative growth rate of shoot and stolon, which were 19.9% and 66.3%, but also resulted in higher level of turf visual quality compared to others. Whereas Z. japonica showed the least growth response with low relative growth rate of shoot and stolon, which were 2.4% and 0.7%. Although all warm-season turfgrasses took root and grew up well, there were different growth rates between the interspecies. Z. sinica `Z2034`, Z. matrella `Z4091`, Z. japonica `Z1064`, Medium-leaf type zoysiagrass `ZN6019` and C. dactylon `BN7014` were the greatest growth rate of shoot and stolon. These results will be useful for selecting salt tolerant breeding lines and also used to develop a turfgrass cultivar with strong salinity tolerance through continuous monitoring.
Reclaimed land;Salinity tolerance;Bermudagrass;Zoysiagrass;
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