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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station; cultivar by management interaction at Fargo, ND; seeded 1995, dryland�.
 

Forage yield by harvest year

96-98

Relative yield�
Cultivar 1996 1997 1998 1999 avg. 1999 96-98
 

-----------------tons dry matter/acre-----------------

 
             
 

4 cuts like variety trials

   
Spredor 3 5.33 5.58 5.99 5.58 5.63 101.6 98.4
Travois 4.85 5.14 5.46 5.10 5.15 92.9 90.0
Vernal 5.46 5.65 6.05 5.49 5.72 100.0 100.0
WL 252 HQ 5.55 5.84 6.32 4.75 5.90 86.5 103.1
Sterling 5.22 5.74 6.29 5.29 5.75 96.4 100.5
LegenDairy 5.64 6.02 6.13 4.58 5.93 83.4 103.7
3452-ML 5.57 5.79 6.28 5.19 5.88 94.5 102.8
5246 5.34 5.99 6.73 5.82 6.02 106.0 105.2
DK 127 5.70 6.13 6.37 3.50 6.07 63.8 106.2
Magnum IV 5.84 5.86 6.74 4.83 6.14 88.0 107.3
631 5.68 5.74 6.23 4.40 5.88 80.1 102.8
HayGrazer 5.42 5.78 6.09 3.85 5.77 70.1 100.9
Mean 5.47 5.77 6.22 4.87 5.82 88.7 101.7
             
             
 

4 cuts at given maturity stage for each cultivar

   
Spredor 3 5.07 5.67 6.86 5.08 5.87 97.1 99.0
Travois 4.25 4.90 6.31 5.56 5.15 106.3 86.8
Vernal 5.06 5.61 7.12 5.23 5.93 100.0 100.0
WL 252 HQ 4.85 5.58 6.81 5.41 5.75 103.4 97.0
Sterling 4.97 5.32 5.89 4.87 5.39 93.1 90.9
LegenDairy 4.84 5.04 6.07 5.15 5.32 98.5 89.7
3452-ML 5.15 5.63 6.37 5.20 5.72 99.4 96.5
5246 5.06 5.89 6.55 5.80 5.83 110.9 98.3
DK 127 4.68 5.27 6.03 4.86 5.33 92.9 89.9
Magnum IV 5.48 5.80 6.48 5.89 5.92 112.6 99.8
631 5.03 5.57 6.43 5.88 5.68 112.4 95.8
HayGrazer 4.85 4.96 6.26 5.05 5.35 96.6 90.2
Mean 4.94 5.44 6.43 5.33 5.60 101.9 94.4
NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station; cultivar by management interaction at Fargo, ND; seeded 1995, dryland� (continued).
 

Forage yield by harvest year

96-98

Relative yield�
Cultivar 1996 1997 1998 1999 avg. 1999 96-98
 

-----------------tons dry matter/acre-----------------

 
     
 

Early 3-cut at given maturity stage for each cultivar#

   
Spredor 3 4.49 5.19 6.23 6.11 5.30 104.6 96.5
Travois 4.49 5.45 6.37 5.65 5.43 97.7 98.9
Vernal 4.46 5.70 6.31 5.84 5.49 100.0 100.0
WL 252 HQ 4.31 5.05 6.14 5.87 5.17 100.5 94.2
Sterling 4.72 4.98 6.31 5.91 5.33 101.2 97.1
LegenDairy 4.47 5.28 6.51 5.79 5.42 99.1 98.7
3452-ML 4.51 5.43 6.37 5.85 5.44 100.2 99.1
5246 4.71 5.55 6.58 5.95 5.61 101.9 102.2
DK 127 4.26 5.30 6.53 5.61 5.36 96.1 97.6
Magnum IV 4.47 5.40 6.41 5.66 5.43 96.9 98.9
631 4.47 5.54 6.73 5.77 5.58 98.8 101.6
HayGrazer 4.42 4.82 6.42 6.02 5.22 103.1 95.1
Mean 4.48 5.31 6.41 5.84 5.40 92.5 98.4
               
 

Late 3-cut at given maturity stage for each cultivar��

   
Spredor 3 4.70 5.17 6.74 5.73 5.54 92.0 91.6
Travois 4.69 5.28 6.67 5.49 5.55 88.1 91.7
Vernal 4.85 5.99 7.30 6.23 6.05 100.0 100.0
WL 252 HQ 4.69 5.55 6.74 6.12 5.66 98.2 93.6
Sterling 4.96 5.53 6.50 6.08 5.66 97.6 93.6
LegenDairy 4.98 5.77 6.86 6.04 5.87 97.0 97.0
3452-ML 5.10 5.78 6.90 6.19 5.93 99.4 98.0
5246 4.88 5.55 6.77 6.41 5.73 102.9 94.7
DK 127 4.60 5.56 6.76 6.09 5.64 97.8 93.2
Magnum IV 4.70 5.81 7.02 6.36 5.84 102.1 96.5
631 4.83 5.88 6.86 6.21 5.87 99.7 97.0
HayGrazer 4.76 5.66 6.76 6.16 5.72 98.9 94.5
Mean 4.81 5.63 6.82 6.09 5.75 97.7 94.9
               
Mean 4.93 5.53 6.47 5.53 5.64    
LSD (0.05) 0.36 0.49 0.55 0.72 0.26    
CV (%) 5.3 5.3 5.3 9.3 5.1    
               
�Design: Splitplot, mainplot=management
Seeding method: Broadcast
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre
Seeding date: 1995
Fertilization: 50 P & 100 K/acre
Cuttings: 3 or 4
Plot size: 6 by 15'
Harvest plot: 34" by 15' 
Soil type: Fargo clay
Replicates: Four
Herbicide: None in 1999
Insecticide: Warrior @ 4 oz/acre

 �Percent of Vernal based on Vernal within management system.
�Mid bud, late bud, 10% bloom, and killing frost, all cultivars at one date based on average of dormancy level 2 cultivars.
�Late bud, 10% bloom, 10% bloom, and fourth at 20% bloom or killing frost if growth warranted.
#Late bud, 10% bloom, and 10% bloom for each cultivar, no fall harvest.
��10% bloom, 50-75% bloom, and 50-75% bloom for each cultivar.


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