University of California

Buffalograss as a low-maintenance turf


Lin Wu
David R. Huff
M. Ali Harivandi

Authors Affiliations

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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(2):23-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n02p23. March 1989.

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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.

Wu L, Huff D, Harivandi M. 1989. Buffalograss as a low-maintenance turf. Hilgardia 43(2):23-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n02p23
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