Investigating the practices and challenges for turfgrass breeders and distributors

Chengyan Yue, Jingjing Wang, Eric Watkins, Stacy A. Bonos, Kristen C Nelson, James A. Murphy, William A. Meyer, Brian P Horgan

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Abstract

An online surveywas conducted to investigate the current practices of and challenges for turfgrass breeders and turfgrass seed distributors (or sales staff) in the United States. We found that turfgrass seed breeders rated producers/growers and consumers as more important parties compared with other interested parties. However, variations in ratings were found for breeders/distributors according to different program characteristics. The volume of seed sales of the species was the most highly rated technical consideration for both breeders and distributors. Compared with distributors, breeders considered the following technical factors more important than others: funding, labor, field trial performance, diversity in working priorities, availability of germplasms, scheduling, and staff training. Costs, followed by resource allocation and resource availability, were rated as the most challenging factors when breeders were implementing priorities. Our findings provide important insight regarding breeding and distribution practices and management in the turfgrass industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-135
Number of pages7
JournalHortScience
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Breeding priority
  • Marketing
  • Turfgrass seeds

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Investigating the practices and challenges for turfgrass breeders and distributors. / Yue, Chengyan; Wang, Jingjing; Watkins, Eric; Bonos, Stacy A.; Nelson, Kristen C; Murphy, James A.; Meyer, William A.; Horgan, Brian P.

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Yue, Chengyan ; Wang, Jingjing ; Watkins, Eric ; Bonos, Stacy A. ; Nelson, Kristen C ; Murphy, James A. ; Meyer, William A. ; Horgan, Brian P. / Investigating the practices and challenges for turfgrass breeders and distributors. In: HortScience. 2019 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 129-135.
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