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Plant responses and characteristics associated with dollar spot resistance in creeping bentgrass
- Dollar spot, incited by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett, is one of the most important diseases affecting creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) golf greens, fairways, and tees. Genetic resistance to dollar spot is a promising control strategy. A study was initiated to: (i) evaluate dollar spot resistance of 265 collections of creeping bentgrass in two locations; (ii) determine bentgrass clone stability of dollar spot resistance; and (iii) evaluate 10 resistant and susceptible clones for disease, turf, and leaf traits. The field experiments were arranged in randomized complete blocks with six and five clonally propagated replicates in each of two locations evaluated across 2 yr in North Bruaswick, NJ. Five isolates of S. homoeocarpa were used to inoculate the field experiments. New Jersey fairway collections had the highest percentage of stable dollar spot resistant clones compared with Illinois fairway and New Jersey and New York golf green collections in this particular study. Resistant clones maintained a significantly higher turf density and percentage green turf cover and smaller dollar spot diameter sizes compared with susceptible clones.
Bonos, S.A. , Casler, M.D. , Meyer, W.A.
Agrostis stolonifera , turf grasses , Sclerotinia homoeocarpa , plant pathogenic fungi , fungal diseases of plants , disease resistance , cultivars , geographical variation , provenance , plant density , color , New Jersey
- Includes references
- Crop science 2004 Sept-Oct, v. 44, no. 5
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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