Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis
Hybrid green couch
Champion Dwarf (formerly protected by Plant Breeder's Rights in Australia and protected by United States Plant Patent); Champion Dwarf Bermuda (former trade mark).
Champion Dwarf is an ultradwarf hybrid green couch variety suitable for golf and bowling greens that tolerates routine close mowing. Champion Dwarf has very fine leaf blades and profuse nodal branching, resulting in a high shoot density (dnese) turf sward (canopy).
Champion Dwarf was selected in 1987 from a ‘Tifdwarf’ Cynodon hybrid golf green that had been planted in 1969 (Kaapro, 199) by Richard Morris Brown in Walker Country, Texas (Miller and Edenfield, 2002). Findings reported by Roche (2013), showed that Champion Dwarf in Australia does produce seedhead/inflorescence. The variety tolerates very close mowing down to 2.5 mm. Reportedly more resistant to low temperature stress than ‘Tifdwarf’ parent.
Pests, disease and weeds
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