Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum): ‘K-5’

Loch, Donald S. and Zorin, Margaret (2009) Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum): ‘K-5’. Plant Varieties Journal, 22 3: 200-206.

Author Loch, Donald S.
Zorin, Margaret
Title Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum): ‘K-5’
Formatted title
Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum): ‘K-5’
Journal name Plant Varieties Journal
ISSN 1030-9748
Publication date 2009-11-26
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 200
End page 206
Total pages 7
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Plant Breeders Rights Australia, Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Language eng
Subject 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
0706 Horticultural Production
Formatted abstract
‘K-5’ was collected from a well-defined patch of male-sterile kikuyu growing on the Darling Downs, QLD. It was evaluated in a breeding population of 27 male-sterile kikuyu genotypes collected from regional sites across southern and eastern Australia. ‘K-5’ was initially selected because of its more decumbent and shorter habit of growth, its high tiller density and its finer textured leaves and stems. It was evaluated under mowing at Pittsworth, QLD from 1999-2003. Its winter vs. summer growth potential relative to ‘RK19’ and ‘Whittet’ was assessed in experiments at Ormiston and Birkdale, QLD in 2006-07, and its turf strength evaluated under multiplication at Cabarlah, QLD in 2007.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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