Bermudagrass Off-Type Assessment
Desirable and potential off-type plant samples should be mailed to the following address:
UT Weed Diagnostics Center
252 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg.
2431 Joe Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Attention: Jose Vargas
Plants will be cultured in a germination
chamber until producing a minimum of five
stolons with at least three nodes. Morphological characterization will include
stolon internode length and diameter, leaf blade length and width, and leaf
length:width ratio using digital calipers
In most cases, a report detailing the sample and control recommendations will be provided 4-7 weeks after sample submission.
An example summary report can be found here.
$349 per sample for Tennessee residents / $449 per sample for non-Tennessee residents