IMPROVEMENT OF KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS THROUGH BREEDING AND SELECTION

THE METHODOLOGY IN RANKING PLANTS FOR THEIR DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS AND POTENTIAL USE ON HIGHWAY ROADSIDES IS DESCRIBED. THE DESIRED PLANT CHARACTERISTICS IN THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE LISTED ON IBM CARDS ARE: (1) LEAF HEIGHT, (2) OVERALL RATING, (3) SPREAD, (4) RUST (DISEASE) RESISTANCE, RESISTANCE, (5) LEAF COLOR, (6) PANICLE MATURITY, AND (7) WINTER SURVIVAL. OUTSTANDING PLANTS OF LOW, MEDIUM AND HIGH LEAF-HEIGHT CLASSES WERE DETERMINED BY CARD SORTING. TABLES ARE INCLUDED LISTING THE FIVE OUTSTANDING PLANTS OF EACH CLASS SO THE DEGREE OF IMPROVEMENT OF EACH COULD BE OBSERVED. PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATIVE OF SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS ARE INCLUDED. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907

    Indiana State Highway Commission

    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • DANIEL, W H
    • RIORDAN, T P
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1994 12:00AM