Registration of '61' buffalograss
Crop Science Society of America
Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) cv. 61 (registration number CV-196, PI-607933) developed by the Turfgrass Science Team at the University of Nebraska, was released in the USA in 1997 by the Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska for its decumbent growth habit and dark green colour. It is a female clone selected from a stand of buffalograss east of Kensington, Smith County, Kansas. Cultivar 61 exhibits high turf quality when mowed at heights as low as 1.6 cm. Its low growth habit and dense canopy contribute to its tolerance to low mowing. Cultivar 61 has low water use rate and once established, tolerates dry conditions and warm temperatures better than most cool-season turfgrasses. Cultivar 61 has improved turfgrass quality compared to older, forage-type, buffalograsses such as Texoka and to turf cultivars 378, 609 and Prairie. Cultivar 61 is recommended for low to medium maintenance turfgrass sites in the Central and Northern Great Plains, and the northern arid regions of the Western USA.
Johnson, Paul G.; Riordan, T. P.; Johnson-Cicalese, J.; Baxendale, F. P.; Gaussian, R. E.; and Shearman, R. C., "Registration of '61' buffalograss" (2000). CWEL Publications. Paper 32.
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