University of California

Adaptability of tropical forages to California's Central Valley


Melvin R. George
Clinton Shock

Authors Affiliations

Melvin R. George is Agronomist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis; Clinton Shock is Assistant Professor, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Jeanerette, Louisiana.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(9):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n09p10. September 1984.

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Warm-season forages, highly productive in the world's tropical and subtropical regions, have been grown in the southeastern United States, but only bermudagrass (Cynodon daclylon (L.) Pers.), sudangrass (Sorghum sudanense (Piper) Stapf.), and dallisgrass (Paspalum dilalatum) have been grown extensively in California. However, rhodesgrass (Chloris gayana Kunth). and kikuyugrass (Pennisetum clandestihum Hochst. ex Chiov.) have been rusted in California. Since 1950 many improved tropical forages have been developed, but until 1980 no effort had been made lo screen a wide selection of these forages to assess their adaptability lo California climates.

George M, Shock C. 1984. Adaptability of tropical forages to California's Central Valley. Hilgardia 38(9):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n09p10
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