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UGA to debut new bermudagrass

April 9, 2015 -  By

University of Georgia (UGA) is set to debut a new bermudagrass variety at the Southeastern Turfgrass Conference, according to The Tifton Gazette.

The 69th annual conference is scheduled for April 28 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

DT-1, the bermudagrass, has been under research for more than 20 years, with turfgrass breeder Wayne Hanna first studying it in 1992.

“It’s a neat thing for me because it’s a conclusion of some of Dr. Hanna’s work before I was here, in addition to things I’ve done with him in the last six years,” said Brian Schwarts, Hanna’s successor and turfgrass breeder. “It’s just a very tough and drought-tolerant grass. Actually, as soon as it quits raining or you quit paying attention to your yard, it’s still performing well, unlike others that can start to fail.”

For more on this story, visit TiftonGazette.com.

LM Staff

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