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Cynodon dactylon, Green Couch Grass, Bermuda Grass 'Winter Gem'

Roche, M.B. and Loch, D.S. (2006) Cynodon dactylon, Green Couch Grass, Bermuda Grass 'Winter Gem'. Plant Varieties Journal, 18 (4). pp. 105-110.

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Abstract

‘Winter Gem’ is a selection from a cross between ‘Wintergreen’ and Couch 5 (also designated C5). Couch 5 was a selection from an earlier series of crosses by the breeder between ‘Wintergreen’ and a number of Cynodon dactylon accessions, which were collected by the breeder from the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria between 1986 and 1990. C5 was an experimental breeding line, and was not subsequently reserved as vegetative germplasm. Living material of C5 is no longer in existence. Following the crossing of Couch 5 and ‘Wintergreen’ in 1998, the resultant seed was germinated on moist blotting paper. Individual seedlings, a total of 150 in number, were planted into 150mm pots and these plants observed during 1998 and 1999. During the summer of 1999-2000, the majority of the seedling plants were culled on the basis of their shoot density, leaf texture, internode length, and colour. In the spring of 2000, the remaining 20 potted seedlings were planted individually into 4m2 plots at the Evergreen Turf farm at Pakenham (Victoria), and allowed to expand fully across these plots. The final selection of Seedling 9 (later designated DN9) in late 2002 was based on shoot density, leaf texture, and retention of winter colour as expressed in these plots. Propagation: The original plant had been multiplied through four (4) vegetative expansions prior to PBR application without showing any discernible off types. Breeder: David Nickson, Frankston, VIC. PBR Certificate Number 3132, Application Number 2005/290, granted 11 September 2006.

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Keywords:Cynodon dactylon; green couch grass; bermuda grass; 'Winter Gem'; PBR; Plant Breeders Rights; turfgrass.
Subjects:Plant culture > Lawns and turfgrasses > Varieties
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 06:48
Last Modified:08 Aug 2011 05:00

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