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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

96-00

Relative yield

Cultivar

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

avg.

avg.

96-98

96-00

 

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

----% of Vernal----

 

4 cuts like variety trials

   

Spredor 3

5.33

5.58

5.99

5.58

5.39

5.63

5.57

98.4

100.0

Travois

4.85

5.14

5.46

5.10

4.97

5.15

5.10

90.0

91.6

Vernal

5.46

5.65

6.05

5.49

5.21

5.72

5.57

100.0

100.0

WL 252 HQ

5.55

5.84

6.32

4.75

5.21

5.90

5.53

103.1

99.3

Sterling

5.22

5.74

6.29

5.29

5.51

5.75

5.61

100.5

100.7

LegenDairy

5.64

6.02

6.13

4.58

4.96

5.93

5.47

103.7

98.2

3452-ML

5.57

5.79

6.28

5.19

5.33

5.88

5.63

102.8

101.1

5246

5.34

5.99

6.73

5.82

5.55

6.02

5.88

105.2

105.6

DK 127

5.70

6.13

6.37

3.50

5.42

6.07

5.19

106.2

93.1

Magnum IV

5.84

5.86

6.74

4.83

4.24

6.14

5.74

107.3

103.0

631

5.68

5.74

6.23

4.40

5.21

5.88

5.45

102.8

97.8

HayGrazer

5.42

5.78

6.09

3.85

4.34

5.77

5.10

100.9

91.5

Mean

5.47

5.77

6.22

4.87

5.11

5.82

5.49

101.7

99.6

                   
 

4 cuts at given maturity stage for each cultivar

   

Spredor 3

5.07

5.67

6.86

5.08

6.32

5.87

5.80

99.0

101.5

Travois

4.25

4.90

6.31

5.56

6.22

5.15

5.45

86.8

95.4

Vernal

5.06

5.61

7.12

5.23

5.53

5.93

5.71

100.0

100.0

WL 252 HQ

4.85

5.58

6.81

5.41

5.22

5.75

5.57

97.0

97.6

Sterling

4.97

5.32

5.89

4.87

5.22

5.39

5.25

90.9

91.9

LegenDairy

4.84

5.04

6.07

5.15

4.94

5.32

5.21

89.7

91.2

3452-ML

5.15

5.63

6.37

5.20

5.23

5.72

5.52

96.5

96.6

5246

5.06

5.89

6.55

5.80

5.34

5.83

5.73

98.3

100.3

DK 127

4.68

5.27

6.03

4.86

4.73

5.33

5.11

89.9

89.5

Magnum IV

5.48

5.80

6.48

5.89

5.22

5.92

5.77

99.8

101.1

631

5.03

5.57

6.43

5.88

5.40

5.68

5.66

95.8

99.1

HayGrazer

4.85

4.96

6.26

5.05

4.88

5.35

5.20

90.2

91.0

Mean

4.94

5.44

6.43

5.33

5.35

5.60

5.59

94.4

96.2

 

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

   

Spredor 3

4.49

5.19

6.23

6.11

6.18

5.30

5.64

96.5

100.6

Travois

4.49

5.45

6.37

5.65

6.16

5.43

5.62

98.9

100.3

Vernal

4.46

5.70

6.31

5.84

5.73

5.49

5.61

100.0

100.0

WL 252 HQ

4.31

5.05

6.14

5.87

5.98

5.17

5.47

94.2

97.5

Sterling

4.72

4.98

6.31

5.91

5.60

5.33

5.50

97.1

98.1

LegenDairy

4.47

5.28

6.51

5.79

5.26

5.42

5.46

98.7

97.4

3452-ML

4.51

5.43

6.37

5.85

6.07

5.44

5.65

99.1

100.7

5246

4.71

5.55

6.58

5.95

5.82

5.61

5.72

102.2

102.0

DK 127

4.26

5.30

6.53

5.61

5.53

5.36

5.44

97.6

97.1

Magnum IV

4.47

5.40

6.41

5.66

5.70

5.46

5.53

98.9

98.6

631

4.47

5.54

6.73

5.77

5.72

5.58

5.65

101.06

100.7

HayGrazer

4.42

4.82

6.42

6.02

5.86

5.22

5.51

95.1

98.2

Mean

4.48

5.31

6.41

5.84

5.80

5.40

5.57

98.4

99.3

                   
 

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

   

Spredor 3

4.70

5.17

6.74

5.73

7.11

5.54

5.89

91.6

92.9

Travois

4.69

5.28

6.67

5.49

6.57

5.55

5.74

91.7

90.6

Vernal

4.85

5.99

7.30

6.23

7.33

6.05

6.34

100.0

100.0

WL 252 HQ

4.69

5.55

6.74

6.12

6.90

5.66

6.00

93.6

94.6

Sterling

4.96

5.53

6.50

6.08

6.97

5.66

6.01

93.6

94.8

LegenDairy

4.98

5.77

6.86

6.04

6.52

5.87

6.03

97.0

95.2

3452-ML

5.10

5.78

6.90

6.19

7.18

5.93

6.23

98.0

98.2

5246

4.88

5.55

6.77

6.41

7.19

5.73

6.15

94.7

97.2

DK 127

4.60

5.56

6.76

6.09

6.90

5.64

5.98

93.2

94.4

Magnum IV

4.70

5.81

7.02

6.36

6.83

5.84

6.14

96.5

96.9

631

4.83

5.88

6.86

6.21

6.64

5.87

6.09

97.0

96.0

HayGrazer

4.76

5.66

6.76

6.16

6.88

5.72

6.05

94.5

95.3

Mean

4.81

5.63

6.82

6.09

6.92

5.75

6.06

94.9

95.5

                   

Mean

4.93

5.53

6.47

5.53

5.65

5.64

5.65

   

LSD (0.05)

0.36

0.49

0.55

0.72

0.56

0.26

0.29

   

CV (%)

5.3

5.3

5.3

9.3

7.1

5.1

6.4

   

Design: Splitplot, mainplot=management         Fertilization: 50 P & 100 K/acre              Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast                              Cuttings: 3 or 4                                       Replicates: Four
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre                                    Plot size: 6 by 15'                                   Herbicide: None in 2000
Seeding date: 1995                                           Harvest plot: 34" by 15'                         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.
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10% bloom, 50-75% bloom, and 50-75% bloom for each cultivar.


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