An Excerpt From Nara Native Turf Articles | Breeding Zoysia Nara
The most important breeding work I have ever done is to develop Nara Native Turf says the Breeder Todd Layt.
I have bred many forms of turf, such as Sapphire Buffalo, Kenda Kikuyu, Cynomax Couch and Cynosport couch, but I feel the most important breeding work I have ever done is to develop Nara Native Turf. For over 18 years I have been trying to develop a good all round native turf. I tried Microlaena, Sporobolus, native paspalums and even the only native couch subspecies.
After years of breeding all failed. I tried to breed a good native turf from Zoysia macrantha for about 8 years, each year taking seeds from the new generation, germinating them and growing out the new generation. Unfortunately… read more