North Dakota State University * Dickinson Research Extension Center
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ROUGHAGE TRIAL - 1952
The unfavorable seasonal conditions prevailing in 1952 point up the need for more work
with emergency feed crops in western North Dakota. The Roughage Trial, begun at the
Dickinson Experiment Station in 1951 and continued in 1952, is designed to compare the
relative values of several crops when grown under dry land conditions for roughage. The
limited data available from these two years trials is not sufficient basis for
conclusions, and several more trials are necessary before it will be adequate. Some
interesting observations on these trials briefly summarized are:
|Table 12 - Yield Summary - Roughage Trial - 1951-1952|
Average Acre Green Wt.
Average Green Wt.
Relative Yield in % of Rainbow Flint
The trial for 1953 will be revised to include some of the newer, better yielding sudan grass and sorghum varieties, and will be designed to permit seeding and harvest of each crop at the optimum period for each operation.