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Zoysia matrella, Manila Grass 'A-1'

Roche, M.B. (2008) Zoysia matrella, Manila Grass 'A-1'. Plant Varieties Journal, 21 (1). pp. 382-386.

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‘A-1’ was selected from a breeding population of 40 seedling Zoysia matrella plants from various parts of Southeast Asia (Japan, Philippines, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand). The original plants were vegetatively propagated and evaluated first in pots. A shortlist of selected genotypes was expanded to field plantings at Sheldon, QLD and evaluated against existing Z. matrella and Z. matrella x Z. japonica hybrid cultivars under mowing heights from 10 to 25mm and under shade levels ranging from 0 to 80%. ‘A-1’ showed higher tiller density and a more prostrate growth habit than the parent ecotype, and was selected from the subsequent breeding population on the basis of its superior turf colour and quality under mowing for 6 years and its shade tolerance as shown by its ability to maintain density of the mown sward under greatly reduced light levels (70-80% shade). Additional observations regarding climatic adaptation were made in Cairns, QLD, and Melbourne, VIC, respectively. Breeder: Donald S Loch, Alexandra Hills, QLD. PBR Certificate Number 3649, Application Number 2008/091, granted 16 December 2008.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:QPIF, DEEDI
Additional Information:© IP Australia.
Keywords:Zoysia matrella; manila grass; 'A-1'; PBR; Plant Breeders Rights; turfgrass.
Subjects:Plant culture > Lawns and turfgrasses > Varieties
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Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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