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Origins of the Turfgrasses (M.D. Casler and R.R. Duncan).
PART 2. COOL–SEASON GRASSES.
Kentucky Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).
Annual Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).
Supina Bluegrass (S. Bughrara).
Texas Bluegrass (J.C. Read and S.J. Anderson).
Rough Bluegrass (R. Hurley).
Perennial Ryegrass (D. Thorogood).
Tall Fescue (W.A. Meyer and E. Watkins).
Fine–Leaved Festuca Species (B.A. Ruemmele, et al.).
Creeping Bentgrass (S.E. Warnke).
Colonial Bentgrass (B.A. Ruemmele).
Velvet Bentgrass (L. Brilman).
Three Minor Agrostis Species: Redtop, Highland Bentgrass, and Idaha Bentgrass (A.D. Brede and M.J. Sellman).
Hairgrasses (L. Brilman and E. Watkins).
PART 3. WARM–SEASON GRASSES.
Bermudagrass (C.M. Taliaferro).
Buffalograss (T.P. Riordan and S.J. Browning).
Zoysiagrasses (M.C. Engelke and S. Anderson).
Centipedegrass (W.W. Hanna and J. Liu).
Seashore Paspalum (R.R. Duncan).
St. Augustinegrass (P. Busey).
Bahiagrass (P. Busey).
RONNY R. DUNCAN, PhD, is a professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Stress Physiology in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Georgia, Griffen. He′s the author of Seashore Paspalum and Salt–Affected Turfgrass Sites, both published by Wiley.