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2006 Durum - Alfalfa burn down    
Dickinson, ND
 
 
Days
Seeds
--------- Grain Yield---------
Average Yield
 
to
per
Plant
Test
2
3
Variety
Head
Pound
Height
Weight
Protein
2004
2005
2006
Returns
Year
Year
 
in
lbs/bu
%
----------bu/ac----------
$/ac
----bu/ac----
       
AC Navigator
61
13,197
30
59.5
15.1
27.1
45.8
54.9
212.17
50.3
42.6
Alkabo
61
13,040
30
57.5
14.9
33.5
47.4
54.6
204.65
51.0
45.2
Alzada
56
12,685
30
57.0
14.6
23.2
43.0
52.5
195.25
47.7
39.6
Belzer
63
14,275
33
55.2
15.4
26.9
51.4
47.9
171.67
49.7
42.1
Ben
60
15,502
33
57.3
15.8
28.6
47.7
47.2
176.80
47.4
41.2
Dilse
62
14,275
31
56.1
16.4
35.4
47.3
48.3
176.43
47.8
43.7
Divide
63
15,074
32
56.1
15.8
27.3
50.3
50.4
183.66
50.3
42.6
Grande Doro
62
14,301
31
57.2
14.9
--
46.1
51.4
192.08
48.7
--
Grenora
59
14,829
32
55.7
15.5
30.1
50.2
52.2
189.28
51.2
44.2
Lebsock
60
14,177
32
57.6
15.1
28.7
48.6
50.1
188.98
49.4
42.5
Maier
61
15,629
30
56.9
16.3
28.1
51.3
49.8
184.83
50.6
43.1
Mountrail
63
15,216
31
55.7
14.6
32.1
48.5
53.2
192.51
50.9
44.6
Pierce
61
15,203
32
56.3
15.6
31.0
49.6
49.1
178.79
49.3
43.2
Plaza
63
16,082
28
54.6
15.7
28.0
47.3
45.3
159.63
46.3
40.2
Primo D'Oro
60
14,749
33
55.8
16.1
30.1
44.9
45.7
166.00
45.3
40.3
Rugby
61
15,588
35
54.4
16.4
29.9
41.0
46.5
162.24
43.7
39.1
Strongfield
61
14,677
32
54.4
16.0
--
--
54.6
191.30
--
--
                       
       
Trial Mean
62
13,925
32
56.8
15.6
28.8
47.3
49.6
182.92
--
--
CV %
1.3
8.1
4.9
3.4
4.0
14.3
8.8
11.7
13.9
--
--
LSD 0.05
1
1,578
2
2.7
NS
5.8
5.81
NS
NS
--
--
Planting Date: April 25, 2006  
Harvest Date: August 4, 2006  
Previous Crop:  Alfalfa burn down  
Seeding Rate:  1.2 million live seeds/ac  

Returns were calculated by multiplying the 2006 yield by the test weight discount paid at the Southwest Grain Terminal located at Gladstone on August 30.  The price paid on this date was $3.90/bu for grain with 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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