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Research Project: Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Title: Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses

Author
item JOHNSON, PAUL - Utah State University
item Bushman, Shaun

Submitted to: USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/18/2014
Publication Date: 9/28/2014
Citation: Johnson, P., Bushman, B.S. 2014. Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 13(3):3-5.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Utah State University and the USDA-ARS in Logan, Utah, were funded to conduct research towards understanding how cool season turf specied tolerate salt stress. Salt tolerant and salt susceptible varieties of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and the check alkaligrass were planted in a replicated trial on a golf green and watered with control or salty irrigation water over the summer season. The response of electrolyte leakage was measured, and samples were taken to test differential gene expression of candidate genes for salt tolerance.