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Registration of ‘KSUZ 0802’ Zoysiagrass


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  1. Vol. 11 No. 2, p. 100-106
    unlockOPEN ACCESS
    Received: Mar 01, 2016
    Accepted: Nov 15, 2016
    Published: April 27, 2017

    * Corresponding author(s): a-chandra@tamu.edu
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  1. A. Chandra *a,
  2. J. D. Fryb,
  3. A. D. Genovesia,
  4. M. Meeksa,
  5. M. C. Engelkec,
  6. Q. Zhangd,
  7. D. Okeyoe,
  8. J. Q. Mossf,
  9. E. Erving,
  10. Xi Xiongh,
  11. S. Milla-Lewisi,
  12. J.T. Brosnanj,
  13. J. Griffink and
  14. L. Parsonsk
  1. a Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    b Dep. of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State Univ., 2021 Throckmorton Plant Science Center, Manhattan, KS 66506
    c Texas A&M AgriLife Research (retired), P.O. Box 2390, Lebanon, OR 97355
    d Plant Sciences, NDSU Dep. 7670, P.O. Box 6050, North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND 58108–6050
    e Dep. of Applied Plant Sciences, Maseno Univ., Kenya
    f Oklahoma State Univ., 336 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
    g Virginia Tech Univ., 185 Ag Quad Lane, 339 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
    h Univ. of Missouri, 206A Waters Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
    i North Carolina State Univ., 1126B Williams Hall, Campus Box 7620, Raleigh, NC 27695
    j Univ. of Tennessee, 2431 Joe Johnson Dr., 212 Plant Biotech. Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996
    k Dep. of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State Univ., John C. Pair Research Center, 1901 E. 95th Street S., Haysville, KS 67060


KSUZ 0802 (Reg. No. CV-282, PI 678793) is a fine-textured, cold-tolerant zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.) hybrid co-developed and jointly released by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Dallas, TX, and the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, KS. KSUZ 0802 is an F1 interspecific hybrid developed in 2001 from a cross between Zoysia matrella (L). Merr. ‘Cavalier’ and an ecotype of Z. japonica Steud. named Anderson 1, a derivative of ‘Chinese Common’. After years of testing (2004 –2008) for turf quality and winter survival at Manhattan, KS, KSUZ 0802 was advanced to a nine location test (2009 –2012) in the transition zone (Wichita and Manhattan, KS, Columbia, MO, Fletcher and Jackson Springs, NC, Stillwater, OK, Knoxville, TN, Virginia Beach and Blacksburg, VA, and Dallas, TX. The freezing tolerance, spring green-up, and fall color retention of KSUZ 0802 is equivalent to ‘Meyer’, but KSUZ 0802 has a finer leaf texture. KSUZ 0802 is also superior to Meyer for turf quality and resistance to bluegrass billbug damage. KSUZ 0802 is well suited for use on golf course fairways and tees, home lawns, and other recreational areas in the transition zone.

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