Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2005
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Citation: Waldron, B.L., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Harrison, R.D., Palazzo, A.J., Cary, T.J. 2006. Registration of reliable sandberg bluegrass germplasm. Crop Science 46:487-488
Technical Abstract: Reliable Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda Presl.) germplasm (Reg. no. GP-____________, PI ____________) was released on 12 Oct. 2004 by the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station as a selected class (natural track) germplasm, which is eligible for seed certification under Association of Seed Certifying Agencies guidelines (AOSCA, 2001). Reliable was developed in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center, and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project to identify resilient plant characteristics and develop wear-resistant plant cultivars for use on military training lands. Reliable Sandberg bluegrass is a multi-origin germplasm assembled together to ensure establishment over a broad geographic area and provide a source of readily available seed. Reliable was evaluated under the experimental designations SERDP-select, Yakima, and YTC Sandberg bluegrass.