Studies of Drouth Tolerance and Water Use of Several Southern Grasses
- Glenn W. Burton,
- Gordon M. Prine and
- James E. Jackson
Coastal and Suwannee Bermudagrasses were more drouth tolerant, more efficient in water use, and more dependable from year to year as evidenced by much lower wet-year/dry-year yield ratios than common Bermudagrass, Pensacola Bahiagrass, and Pangolagrass. Fertilization increased the water-use efficiency of these five grasses. Three grasses required fewer roots to supply their nutrient needs than their water requirements. A greenhouse drouth-tolerance test applied to six grasses was well correlated with field results.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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