648 Graduate Student Oral Competition: Breeding and Genetics

Oral Session
C05 Turfgrass Science
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 12:55 PM-3:20 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 382AB

Brandon Horvath
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Diversity of USDA Accessions of Koeleria macrantha for Use in a Turfgrass Breeding Program.
Matthew Clark, University of Minnesota; Eric Watkins, University of Minnesota
1:15 PM
Bermudagrass Cultivars Differ in Their Traffic Tolerance.
Jon Trappe, University of Arkansas; Aaron Patton, University of Arkansas; Michael Richardson, University of Arkansas; Freddie Waltz, Univ. of Georgia
1:30 PM
Combining Ability of Brown Patch Resistance in Tall Fescue.
Jonathan Bokmeyer, Rutgers University; Stacy Bonos, Rutgers University; William Meyer, Rutgers University
2:00 PM
2:05 PM
2:15 PM
Greenhouse Screening of Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars for Salinity Tolerance.
Matthew Koch, Rutgers State Univ.; Stacy Bonos, Rutgers State University
2:30 PM
Identification of Resistance in Festuca arundinacea Schreb Lines to Both Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn and Rhizoctonia zeae Voorhees Using Digital Image Analysis.
Virginia Sykes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Brandon Horvath, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Scott Warnke, USDA-ARS
2:45 PM
Identification, Characterization, and Utility of MITEs in Agrostis.
Keenan Amundsen, U.S. Dep. of Agriculture; David Rotter, Rutgers State University; Huaijun Li, Rutgers State University; Joachim Messing, Rutgers State University; Faith Belanger, Rutgers State University; Scott Warnke, U.S. Dep. of Agriculture
3:00 PM
Wear Tolerance of Bermudagrass Varieties with Mowing Events and Overseeding for Athletic Fields in the Transition Zone.
Adam Thoms, Univ. of Tennessee; John Sorochan, University of Tennessee; Thomas Samples, University of Tennessee; J. Scott McElroy, Auburn University; Dean Kopsell, University of Tennessee
3:15 PM
Concluding Remarks
3:20 PM