A review of salt tolerance among sports field turfgrasses

M. A. Harivandi, K. B. Marcum

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    The quality of a sports turfgrass stand is the net result of the interactions of traffic pattern, climatic conditions, ravages of pests, and the existing status of the soil, given the inherent genetic characteristics of the turfgrass species/cultivar being grown. Ordinarily, in addition to soil-related factors such as too low or too high moisture content, low fertility, and poor physical conditions, excess soil salinity also inhibits normal turfgrass growth and development. This paper provides a thorough review of currently available turfgrass salinity research results and provides a tabulated general guide to the salt tolerance of turfgrass species/ cultivars used on sports fields throughout the world.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Turfgrass Science and Management for Sports Fields
    PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9789066051089
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

    Publication series

    NameActa Horticulturae
    ISSN (Print)0567-7572


    • Saline ion toxicity
    • Salinity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Horticulture


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