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CORN TRIALS - 1953

Fifteen o.p. varieties and hybrids and five experimental dent flint hybrids were planted in the 1953 corn nursery at the Dickinson Experiment Station.

Top grain yield this year was from Nodak 208 followed by Wis. 240, Rainbow Flint, Nodak 304 and Wis. 279 in that order.

Best silage yields were from Rainbow flint, KF-1, Nodak 208, Wis. 240 and Wis. 279 in that order.

Yields in the hand planted nursery were considerably lower than from machine plantings.

Data from the 1953 corn trials are summarized on table 12.

Long time grain averages are presented in table 13 and fodder averages are summarized in table 14.

Table 12 - Corn Trials - 1953
Variety Shelled Corn - BPA Av. Fodder Yield Pounds Per acre Height - Inches Date Maturity Rank
1 2 3 Av. Ears Stalk Tassel
Falconer 25.0 36.6 26.6 29.4 2984 12 30 7-28 Excellent 6
Nodak 203 13.3 14.4 13.3 13.7 1349 15 48 7-29 Fair 15
Nodak 208 34.4 37.7 35.5 35.9 3131 20 60 7-27 Good 1
Nodak 201 26.6 24.4 17.7 22.9 2062 18 60 7-29 Fair 13
Wis. 240 36.6 31.1 28.9 32.2 3023 21 63 7-29 Good 2
Nodak 301 33.3 26.6 25.5 28.5 2759 18 72 7-31 Fair 7
Nodak 304 34.4 33.3 26.6 31.4 2945 15 63 7-29 Good 4
Norden 77 24.4 24.4 25.5 24.8 2666 20 60 7-30 Good 10
Minn. 13 (Haney) 22.2 22.2 24.4 22.9 2837 21 60 7-29 Good 12
Rainbow Flint 33.3 31.1 31.1 31.8 3224 15 63 7-31 Good 3
Wis. 279 35.5 31.1 26.6 31.1 3061 24 70 7-31 Good 5
Dent 420 26.6 23.3 20.0 23.3 2248 24 66 7-31 Fair 11
Dent 349 20.0 13.9 17.7 17.2 1666 18 66 8-2 Fair 14
Dent Flint 712 40.0 24.4 18.9 27.8 2751 24 66 7-31 Excellent 8
KF-1 28.9 22.2 25.5 25.5 3178 18 60 8-1 Good 9
 
Dent Flint 101* --- --- --- 30.0 --- 21 72 7-31 Good ---
Dent Flint 102* --- --- --- 31.1 --- 24 72 8-2 Good ---
Dent Flint 103* --- --- --- 28.9 --- 24 72 8-2 Good ---
Dent Flint 104* --- --- --- 35.5 --- 18 60 8-2 Excellent ---
Dent Flint 105* --- --- --- 40.0 --- 21 66 8-2 Good ---
*Seeded in single plot for observation.

 

Table 13 - Comparison of Average Shelled Corn Yields - Dickinson Trials - 1944-1953

Variety or No.

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 Average % of Falconer
Falconer 43.9 29.9 18.6 31.8 31.9 13.8 23.0 22.0 12.9 29.4 25.7 100%
Rainbow Flint 38.9 22.6 18.4 38.9 34.2 14.3 23.1 18.5 8.1 31.8 24.9 97%
Minn. 13 (Haney) 34.2 20.9 12.1 25.3 24.6 8.5 16.3 15.6 8.1 22.9 18.9 74%
Nodak 201 40.2 26.3 15.0 27.9 30.2 11.5 20.4 15.4 10.3 22.9 22.0 86%
Wis. 240 40.7 26.2 15.0 29.8 26.8 10.7 16.9 18.3 9.3 32.2 22.6 88%
Wis. 279 37.3 22.4 10.6 32.6 28.4 8.2 18.7 18.8 10.0 31.1 21.8 85%
Nodak 301 42.3 29.9 16.9 27.9 34.9 12.7 19.6 22.6 16.7 28.5 25.2 98%
Kingscrost KF-1   26.1 15.5 30.8 27.0 10.0 16.7 17.1 9.7 25.5 19.8 84%
Nodak 208         31.9 14.7 25.3 26.6 14.2 35.9 24.8 111%
Nodak 304         28.6 14.5 15.8 24.7 12.9 31.4 21.3 96%
No. 712             27.2 31.8 10.3 27.8 24.3 111%

 

Table 14 - Comparison of Average Fodder - Dickinson Trials - 1944-1953

Variety or No.

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 Average % of Falconer
Falconer 7236 4874 3072 4422 5320 2567 4408 2757 1800 2984 3944 100%
Rainbow Flint 8384 4774 3406 5557 5671 2755 4343 3507 945 3224 4257 108%
Minn. 13 (Haney) 7729 4320 2793 3811 3748 2115 3945 3445 1575 2837 3632 92%
Wis. 201 7054 3881 2568 4050 4388 2363 3365 3177 1553 2062 3446 87%
Wis. 240 7709 4289 2976 4382 3936 1877 3200 3658 1463 3023 3651 93%
Wis. 279 7864 4320 2942 4887 4240 2457 4292 3862 1868 3061 3979 101%
Nodak 301 7985 5644 3600 4050 5096 2644 3945 4361 2160 2759 4224 107%
Kingscrost KF-1 - 5867 3572 4925 4320 2730 3611 4729 2475 3178 3934 99.7%
Nodak 208 - - - - 4503 2406 4112 4005 1303 3131 3243 98%
Nodak 304 - - - - 3848 2331 3341 3782 1800 2945 3008 91%
No. 712 - - - - - - 5041 5944 2205 2751 3985 133%

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