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Seeded Sea Spray Seashore Paspalum

Sea_spray_seashore_paspalum Sea Spray is a seeded variety of seashore paspalum available from Jacklin Seed. I have done experiments with this grass since 2005, first measuring how it grew in different sand types in a greenhouse experiment at Cornell University, and later measuring germination percentage of the seeds at Thailand and evaluating the grass for its general performance characteristics. At the our research facility near Bangkok, we have grown Sea Spray at both putting green height and at fairway height. The photo at right shows Sea Spray mowed at 4 mm during the Asian Turfgrass Field Day earlier this year.

We have tested the germination and the growth of this grass at Thailand and I have also seen it at Hong Kong. In appearance and in texture, the Sea Spray compares favorably with the vegetatively propagated seashore paspalum cultivars that I have seen. We have also observed, at Thailand, that pots of the Sea Spray that were allowed to go dormant from drought, upon re-watering the pots, recovered faster than did pots of Salam seashore paspalum that had also gone dormant. So there may be improved drought tolerance or faster drought recovery with this variety compared to the commonly used Salam variety.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) have posted a video about Sea Spray use at a new course in Mexico at the GCSAA TV website:

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