Cloning grass?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by bkdlawnCo, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. bkdlawnCo

    bkdlawnCo LawnSite Member
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    i was wondering if anyone knows the techniques of if it's even possible to sme what "clone grass"? i just wanted to dink around with something over the winter so i took a piece of bluegrass from a local golf course nothing too big only like
    8"x8"...is it possible to make it bigger in size grdually like 12 x12, 14 x 14, 16 x 16 so on and so on...i think it would be sweet to make a decent size patch of it...i'm going to major in landscape contracting or turfgrass management so if i could do it i think it would be impressive to a professor...or just to see what I did.
     
  2. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    are you serious?
     
  3. bkdlawnCo

    bkdlawnCo LawnSite Member
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    ya i'm serious....i wouldn't have posted if i wasn't....
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    that is not cloning.. it is PROPAGATING..

    cloning is when you create a new stem cell with identical DNA as the origional...

    and yes, what you want to do is not only possible, but done all the time... ever hear of sod????.....
    looks like you have a lot to learn towards that degree....LOL.
     
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    you can't propagate bluegrass to grow out from a piece of sod that much. Granted it has rhizomes and it will creep a little but not at the rate you are thinking. it will all be explained in school.
     
  6. bkdlawnCo

    bkdlawnCo LawnSite Member
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    thanks you....thats all i wanted to know...
     
  7. golfguy

    golfguy LawnSite Member
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    Make a small aerator, pull cores and allow the cores to root into the soil.
     
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    that method is called sprigging.
     
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i was wondering if this was a serious thread or not,,,,,,, :)
     
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    i am still wonder ing this......majoring in turfgrass management and not knowing about basic propagation????
     

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