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Bluegrasses, also known as meadowgrasses, represent one of the most economically important and agronomically useful groups of grass species, excluding those for human consumption (Soreng and Barrie 1999). In temperate climates of the world, bluegrasses are utilized as fundamental components of pastures, meadows, and cultivated turfs, including lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. Bluegrasses are also valuable crops for both seed and sod production and they serve an important function as native and naturalized plant species for soil stabilization and enhancing ecological diversity in land restoration.


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  1. 1.Department of Crop and Soil SciencesPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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