Buffalograss as a low-maintenance turf
Lin L. Wu, University of California
David R. Huff
M. Ali Harivandi
California Agriculture 43(2):23-25. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n02p23.
Lin Wu is Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis; David R. Huff is Research Associate, Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M University, Dallas; M. Ali Harivandi is Farm Advisor, UC Alameda County Cooperative Extension.
Buffalograss, an ancient range species, has potential as a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, short-stature turf, if defects can be overcome. Studies suggest improvements are possible in characteristics affecting seed production and persistence of winter green color. Vegetatively propagated cultivars may be available in 3 to 4 years.
Research work for this report was supported by the Elvenia J. Slosson Endowment Fund.