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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo, ND; seeded 1998, dryland.
   

2000 forage yield by harvest

       
  3- 5-25 7-6 8-2         1998-00 Relative yield
Entry 4- 6-2 7-11 8-7 10-3 total 1999 1998 total 2000 1998-00
   

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

---% of Vernal---

   

3-cut system

   
WinterStar   2.61 2.14 1.54   6.29 6.05 3.43 15.77 103.3 102.0
WinterKing   2.38 2.31 1.57   6.26 5.44 3.51 15.20 102.7 98.3
TMF Multiplier II   2.54 2.34 1.54   6.42 5.92 3.29 15.63 105.4 101.1
53V08   3.12 2.44 1.82   7.38 6.33 3.40 17.11 121.1 110.7
DK-124   2.30 2.25 1.49   6.04 5.27 3.26 14.57 99.1 94.2
DK-134   2.51 2.45 1.59   6.55 5.62 3.33 15.50 107.4 100.2
XGrazer   2.54 2.22 1.58   6.34 6.33 3.49 16.16 104.0 104.5
Evolution   2.52 2.26 1.53   6.31 5.84 3.46 15.61 103.5 100.9
Award   2.79 2.34 1.66   6.79 6.20 3.48 16.47 111.4 106.5
ZG 9721   2.38 2.27 1.55   6.20 5.73 3.41 15.34 101.8 99.2
4321   2.95 2.51 1.72   7.18 5.95 3.56 16.69 117.9 108.0
WL 232 HQ   2.41 2.29 1.58   6.28 5.91 3.45 15.64 103.1 101.2
620   2.57 2.43 1.60   6.60 5.80 3.48 15.88 108.3 102.7
Vernal (Foun.)   2.45 2.09 1.45   5.99 5.85 3.51 15.35 98.3 99.3
Veranl (Cert.)   2.54 2.27 1.38   6.19 6.01 3.36 15.57 101.7 100.7
                       
Mean   2.57 2.31 1.57   6.45 5.88 3.43 15.77 105.9 102.0
LSD (0.05)   0.19 0.19 0.11   0.32 0.67 0.32 0.94 5.2 6.1
CV (%)   5.3 5.8 5.0   3.5 7.9 6.4 4.2 3.5 4.2
MCV (%)   7.5 8.3 7.1   4.9 11.3 9.2 5.9 4.9 5.9
LSR (%)   23.8 45.2 25.5   23.0 62.9 105.1 36.8 25.5 36.8
                       
   

4-cut system

   
WinterStar   2.65 1.92 1.36 1.11 7.04 7.16 3.37 17.57 107.1 104.2
WinterKing   2.42 1.93 1.42 1.08 6.85 6.82 3.31 16.99 104.3 100.7
TMF Multiplier II   2.40 1.71 1.34 1.15 6.60 6.46 3.44 16.50 100.4 97.8
53V08   2.51 2.12 1.53 1.10 7.26 7.07 3.53 17.86 110.4 105.9
DK-124   2.33 1.86 1.35 1.06 6.60 6.01 3.40 16.01 100.4 94.9
DK-134   2.26 1.91 1.46 1.11 6.74 6.33 3.31 16.38 102.5 97.1
XGrazer   2.40 1.83 1.45 1.12 6.80 7.09 3.47 17.36 103.5 102.9
Evolution   2.45 2.06 1.38 1.10 6.99 7.25 3.44 17.68 106.4 104.8
Award   2.60 1.95 1.47 1.10 7.12 7.45 3.54 18.10 108.3 107.3
ZG 9721   2.51 1.94 1.42 1.04 6.91 6.36 3.62 16.89 105.2 100.2
4321   2.75 2.05 1.53 1.22 7.45 7.19 3.46 18.10 113.3 107.3
WL 232 HQ   2.42 1.86 1.47 1.13 6.88 6.66 3.38 16.92 104.7 100.3
620   2.52 1.91 1.43 1.05 6.91 6.99 3.37 17.27 105.1 102.4
Vernal (Foun.)   2.50 1.80 1.24 1.06 6.60 6.84 3.45 16.88 100.4 100.1
Vernal (Cert.)   2.57 1.83 1.11 1.04 6.55 6.89 3.41 16.85 99.6 99.9
                       
Mean   2.49 1.91 1.40 1.09 6.89 6.84 3.43 17.16 104.8 101.7
LSD (0.05)   0.26 0.17 0.11 0.06 0.40 0.57 0.34 0.89 6.0 5.3
CV (%)   7.2 6.3 5.4 3.8 4.0 5.9 6.8 3.6 4.0 3.6
MCV (%)   10.3 9.0 7.7 5.4 5.8 8.4 9.8 5.2 5.8 5.2
LSR (%)   48.8 41.8 26.1 56.8 44.0 51.2 108.3 42.6 44.0 42.6
                       
�Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot
Seeding method: Broadcast
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre
Seeding date: April 21, 1998
Fertilization: 50 P & 100 K lb/acre
Cuttings: 1998 (2), 1999-00 (3/4)
Plot size: 4 by 18 ft
Harvest plot: 34" by 13 ft
Soil type: Fargo clay
Replicates: Four
Herbicide: None in 2000
Insecticide: None in 2000

Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin

F - test nonsignificant


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