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2005 Durum - Alfalfa burn down     Dickinson, ND
  Days Seeds       --------- Grain Yield---------   Average Yield
  to per Plant Test 2 3
Variety Head Pound Height Weight Protein 2003 2004 2005 Returns Year Year
      in lbs/bu % ----------bu/ac---------- $/ac ----bu/ac----
   
AC Avonlea 67 14,228 35 56.3 15.5 61.4 30.0 49.2 157.04 49.2 46.9
AC Navigator 70 13,064 33 59.0 14.3 -- 27.1 45.8 156.68 45.8 --
Alzada 67 14,280 31 55.5 14.7 -- 23.2 43.0 128.27 43.0 --
Belzer 71 13,378 39 55.6 14.7 55.9 26.9 51.4 163.15 51.4 44.7
Ben 69 11,822 38 57.3 15.1 55.6 28.6 47.7 159.42 47.7 44.0
Alkabo 69 12,602 35 58.0 14.1 57.9 33.5 47.4 160.71 47.4 46.3
Divide 70 12,958 36 57.6 15.0 60.3 27.3 50.3 166.71 50.3 45.9
Grenora 68 12,600 32 56.5 14.7 61.4 30.1 50.2 162.24 50.2 47.2
Dilse 70 13,469 35 57.3 15.4 55.5 35.4 47.3 155.77 47.3 46.1
Grande Doro 70 12,914 37 58.8 15.5 -- -- 46.1 158.04 -- --
Lebsock 68 13,259 34 58.6 14.7 56.0 28.7 48.6 166.21 48.6 44.4
Maier 67 13,245 33 56.9 14.8 60.6 28.1 51.3 167.74 51.3 46.7
Mountrail 70 14,478 34 56.5 15.1 56.2 32.1 48.5 155.27 48.5 45.6
Munich 68 16,332 34 54.4 15.9 56.6 30.5 45.6 137.30 45.6 44.2
Pierce 69 15,264 36 57.0 15.8 58.0 31.0 49.6 162.06 49.6 46.2
Plaza 70 14,888 31 55.9 15.3 56.4 28.0 47.3 149.04 47.3 43.9
Primo D'Oro 66 13,537 44 56.9 17.3 -- 30.1 44.9 147.28 44.9 --
Renville 66 13,185 37 55.4 15.1 48.9 28.1 41.9 131.21 41.9 39.6
Rugby 68 14,176 37 57.5 14.4 53.3 29.9 41.0 136.00 41.0 41.4
                       
   
Trial Mean 69 13,754 36 56.7 15.1 56.7 28.8 47.3 153.32 -- --
CV % 1.3 5.6 7.7 2.1 5.5 8.0 14.3 8.8 10.7 -- --
LSD 0.05 1 1,076 4 1.7 1.7 6.4 5.8 5.81 22.86 -- --
Planting Date: April 22, 2005
Harvest Date: August 19, 2005
Previous Crop:  Alfalfa burn down
Seeding Rate:  1.2 million live seeds/ac
Returns were calculated by multiplying the 2005 yield by the test weight discount paid at the Southwest Grain Terminal located at Gladstone on September 6.  The price paid on this date was $3.30/bu, assuming a minimum test weight of 60 lb/bu.  Grain was discounted $.02/bu for each 0.5 lb reduction in test weight between 60 and 58 lb/bu,$.04/bu per 0.5 lb reduction between 58 and 54 lb/bu, and $0.05/bu per 0.5 lb/bu reduction between 54 and 50 lb/bu.


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