Fine-textured zoysiagrass


Since the summer of 2017, 1,376 experimental zoysiagrass genotypes have been evaluated for winter survival in Olathe, KS, in an attempt to identify high quality, fine-textured types that survive in Kansas. After planting 458 progeny in the field in August 2017, only 17 experimental progeny survived when evaluated in spring 2018 (4%). In 2018, those 17 survivors were included with a new planting of 918 experimental progeny. In spring 2019, it was determined that 70 genotypes survived (8%). The 70 surviving progeny were transferred to a new, adjacent plot area in June 2019 and they varied in leaf texture (3.0 to 7.5 on a 1 to 9 scale; 9 = finest) and vigor (2.0 to 8.0 on a 1 to 9 scale; 9 = most vigorous) when visually rated on September 27, 2019. In 2020, all 70 progeny survived and showed variation in spring greenup in April (1.0 to 5.0; 1 to 9 scale, 9 = completely green). By early summer of 2020, best performing progeny with superior cold-hardiness and quality will be propagated for evaluation in larger plots starting in 2021.

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