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
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Saline ion toxicity
  • Salinity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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