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dc.contributor.author Sheena en_US
dc.contributor.author Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Stacey en_US
dc.contributor.editor Beat en_US
dc.contributor.editor Ulrich K. en_US
dc.contributor.editor Fabio en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T13:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T13:08:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-14 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Duller , S , Thorogood , D & Bonos , S 2010 , ' Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses ' . in B Boller , U K Posselt & F Veronesi (eds) , Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding . vol. 5 , Handbook of Plant Breeding , Springer Science+Business Media , pp. 137-160 . , 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 165207 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6835 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6835
dc.description.abstract The chapter provides a short history of amenity grass breeding, its development and current functions, including greens, sports, landscaping and ecosystem services. It examines the traits required for these functions including growth characteristics such as plant form, shoot density, fineness of leaf and cleanness of cut and the more complex traits such as mowing and wear tolerance, colour and the all encompassing visual merit. The chapter discusses the targets of a modern breeding programme and explains the key requirements for variety improvement. The future developments and goals of amenity breeding programmes such as disease resistance, drought and cold tolerance are also discussed along with the developing role of molecular technologies. The vast range of natural adaptation and wide distribution of the grass family, together with an inherent affinity with open landscapes has naturally led to a capability and desire to improve this natural resource to be incorporated into, and optimised in, the lifestyles of urban-dwelling man. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 en_US
dc.publisher Springer Science+Business Media en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Handbook of Plant Breeding en_US
dc.title Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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