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Chloris gayana, Rhodes Grass 'KP4'

Loch, D.S. and Roche, M.B. (2008) Chloris gayana, Rhodes Grass 'KP4'. Plant Varieties Journal, 21 (1). pp. 202-206.

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Abstract

‘KP4’ is based on selected F4 progeny of 8 plants showing a low, creeping, tight-matted, late flowering growth habit. The original parental breeding population was selected from among 1600 diploid Rhodes grass seedlings grown as spaced plants; seven of the selected parental plants were from ‘Katambora’ and the eighth (which did not contribute as a maternal parent beyond the F1 generation) was a seedling from an unreleased accession. Four (4) cycles of mass selection were conducted, in which the selected plants from the previous generation were allowed to inter-cross in isolation in the field, and the resultant progeny later grown as spaced plants in the field for the next cycle of selection. Selection was for the following attributes: prostrate creeping early growth habit with short stolon internodes resulting in a dense stolon mat; leafy appearance; fine leaf and stem; and late flowering (i.e. a long period of vegetative growth before flowering). ‘KP4’ is a synthetic Rhodes grass cultivar multiplied from the selected fourth-generation plants produced by this line of breeding. Breeder: Donald S. Loch, Cleveland, QLD. PBR Certificate Number 3661, Application Number 2006/189, granted 16 December 2008

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:QPIF, DEEDI
Additional Information:© IP Australia.
Keywords:Chloris gayana; rhodes grass; 'KP4'; pasture; PBR; Plant Breeders Rights; turfgrass.
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Forage crops. Feed crops
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 06:49
Last Modified:08 Aug 2011 04:37

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