Track 11-1: Amenity and Conservation Turf and Turfgrass

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Provision of Turf Surfaces for Major Football Stadiums in Europe: Environmental Issues and Design Criteria

Stephen W. Baker, Sports Turf Research Institute, UK

Latest Developments in Turfgrass Research

Robert C. Shearman, University of Nebraska‐Lincoln

Breeding to Adapt Annual Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) from a Forage to a Dwarf Turfgrass for Overseeding Sports Fields

L. R. Nelson, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Jimmy Crowder, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Characteristics and Turf Quality Traits of Native Poa pratensisin Humid Subtropical Sichuan

Yan Peng, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ying Qiu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Youmin Gan, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xia Liu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Adaptation to Water‐Poor Conditions: An Experimental Study with Buchloe dactyloides

X. L. Sun, China Agricultural University, China
J. Z. Niu, Temple of Heaven, China
He Zhou, China Agricultural University, China

Evaluating Turfgrass Color Using Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices

Gong Chen, Yunnan Agricultural University, China
W. Zhang, Yunnan Agricultural University, China
G. D. Li, E H Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

Salt Tolerance of Some New Selections of Warm Season Turfgrasses and Their Salt Tolerance Mechanisms

Jingbo Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Tingting Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jun Yan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yanqin Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hailin Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianxiu Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Green Turf Quality and Evapotranspiration Rate in Summer of Agrostis stolonifera L. cv. Yuexuan No. 1 in Guangzhou Area

P. Chen, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China
X. L. Shi, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China
P. Liu, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China
Y. L. Zhou, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China
A. Liu, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China

Studies on the Wild Dichondra repen Forst. in Southwest of China

Yan Chen, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Youmin Gan, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Kunlei Wang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ling Fei, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Preliminary Research on Root Characteristics of Some Turfgrasses in Kunming

Fucheng Luo, Yunnan Agricultural University, China
Yun Chen, Yunnan Agricultural University, China
Zhenzhong Sun, Yunnan Agricultural University, China

The Study on Cross‐Breeding of Zoysia Willd.

Hailin Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianxiu Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Aigui Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Nitrogen Release from Turfgrass Clippings with Different Fertilization Rates

Karin Kauer, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Tiina Köster, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
H. Raave, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
R. Viiralt, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
A. Selge, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

Conversion of a Degraded Urban Area to Golf‐School Course in Central Italy

Andrea Pardini, University of Florence‐Piazzale Cascine, Italy
R. Tallarico, University of Florence‐Piazzale Cascine, Italy
D. Parrini, University of Florence‐Piazzale Cascine, Italy

Breeding and Utilization of Poa pratensis L. cv. Daqingshan

Suying Wen, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Academy of Inner Mongolia, China

Study on Winter‐Green Technology for Sports Field Turf in Tropic and Subtropic Region of China

J. B. Xi, Sun Yatsen University, China
Y. Li, Sun Yatsen University, China

Effects of Salinity on Growth, Water Status, and Ion Accumulation in Two Cool‐Season Turfgrass Species

Ran Xu, Tottori University, Japan
M. Oka, Tottori University, Japan
H. Fujiyama, Tottori University, Japan