DALSA0605

Buffalograss

Scientific name Stenotaphrum secundatum

Common name Buffalograss

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code) DALSA0605 (protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights); DALSA 0605 (United States Plant Patent); TamStar (U.S. federal trade mark by Texas A&M Agrilife Research); TAES 5471-18 (originally evaluated under this code).

Description DALSA0605 is a interploid hybrid produced variety from the Texas A&M University System by crossing two buffalograss varieties. The coarse-textured variety is reported to have improved drought, heat and cold tolerance and is licensed to more than a dozen turfgrass producers in Texas, USA and is currently in pre-licensing evaluation by producers in Georgia, USA and in Australia by Lawn Solutions Australia. `DALSA 0605` may require more frequent mowing than cultivars with compact growth habits because of its faster leaf growth (elongation) (Chandra et al., 2016).

Other comments `DALSA 0605` is a first generation, embryo rescue-derived interploid hybrid, and the first proposed for commmercial release, resulting from a cross between TAES 5382 (African polyploidy) and `Palmetto`; TAES 5382 is a germplasm introduction from Zimbabwe, Africa (PI 291594) obtained from Georgia; `Palmetto` is a diploid variety disclosed under designation SS-100 (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,395) (Chandra et al., 2016). The title holder of the variety is The Texas A&M University System and Lawn Solutions Australia Group Pty Ltd is the Agent for the variety in Australia. DALSA 0605 has sterile inflorescences unlike `Palmetto`, which is fertile (Chandra et al., 2016).     Pests, diseases and weeds Check to see which Pests, Disease and or Weeds this turf variety may be susceptible to and how to successfully control them in your home lawn or sports turf.

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Available in Sod/turf
Price range N/A
Use Residential and Parks
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Tropical and Temperate
Preferred mowing height 30mm - 50mm
Shade tolerance Good
Wear tolerance Moderate
Cold tolerance Good
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Moderate
Water requirement Moderate
Fertiliser requirement Moderate
Mowing frequency High
Thatch production Moderate
Facebook N/A
References Read more  
  • Australian PBR. Read more at http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/pbr_db/search.cfm and search 'DALSA0605’ in the variety field.
  • Chandra, A., Genovesi, A.D. and Engleke, M.C. (2016). St. Augustine grass `DALSA 0605`, United States Plant Patent 27,393.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension & Water Efficiency Network. (no date) Warm-Season Turfgrasses for North Texas, pp. 6.

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