Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses

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dc.contributor.author Duller, Sheena
dc.contributor.author Thorogood, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Bonos, Stacey
dc.contributor.editor Boller, Beat
dc.contributor.editor Posselt, Ulrich K.
dc.contributor.editor Veronesi, Fabio
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T13:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T13:08:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-14
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, New York , pp. 137-160 . , 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 165207
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6835
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6835
dc.description Duller, S., Thorogood, D., Bonos, S.A. (2010). Breeding objectives in amenity grasses, In: 'Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding: Volume 5', Boller, B., Posselt, U.K., Veronesi, F. (Eds), Springer, New York, pp. 137-160 Sponsorship: DEFRA LINK en
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
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer, New York
dc.relation.ispartof Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Handbook of Plant Breeding en
dc.title Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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