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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Carrington, ND; seeded 1995, irrigated.

1998 forage yield
3-cut: 6-8 7-16 8-17 96-98 % of Vernal Stand
Entry 4-cut: 6-1 7-8 8-7 10-26 total 1997 1996 1995 total 1998 96-98 10-26
------------------------------------ tons dry matter/acre --------------------------------------
3-cut system
2555-ML 3.40 2.06 1.60 7.06 4.73 4.94 2.61 16.73 110 103
5262 3.33 1.98 1.61 6.92 5.00 4.77 2.81 16.69 108 103
5454 3.31 1.95 1.64 6.90 5.02 4.88 2.70 16.80 108 103
ABT 205 2.99 1.97 1.61 6.57 5.02 5.08 2.45 16.67 103 103
ABT405 3.25 2.02 1.58 6.85 4.94 5.05 2.63 16.84 107 104
DK 127 3.49 1.96 1.66 7.12 5.22 5.06 2.45 17.40 111 107
Paramou 3.42 2.02 1.62 7.06 4.98 4.81 2.64 16.85 110 104
Proof 2.81 1.84 1.47 6.12 4.96 4.98 2.67 16.06 96 99
Vernal 3.07 1.97 1.44 6.48 4.94 4.61 2.51 16.03 101 99
Vernal Foun 2.96 1.88 1.48 6.32 5.05 5.07 2.58 16.44 99 101
Viking I 3.37 2.06 1.67 7.10 4.59 5.17 2.55 16.85 111 104
WL 252 HQ 3.20 1.92 1.60 6.73 4.50 5.02 2.53 16.25 105 100
WL 323 3.83 2.03 1.46 7.32 5.24 4.58 2.55 17.13 114 106
Mean 3.26 1.97 1.57 6.81 4.94 4.92 2.59 16.67 106 103
LSD (0.05) 0.72 0.25 0.20 0.83 0.53 0.64 NS 1.43 13 9
CV (%) 10.2 5.7 5.9 5.6 5.1 6.0 5.7 3.9 5.6 3.9
MCV (%) 22.2 12.5 13.0 12.2 10.8 13.0 8.6 12.2 8.6
LSR (%) 83 111 89 69 96 108 104 69 104
4-cut system
2555-ML 2.22 1.39 1.75 0.97 6.33 5.30 4.62 3.53 16.25 104 102 73
5262 2.48 1.64 1.64 0.93 6.69 5.42 4.98 3.42 17.09 110 107 78
5454 2.53 1.44 1.63 1.15 6.75 5.14 4.68 3.33 16.58 111 104 80
ABT 205 2.67 1.32 1.58 1.06 6.63 5.53 4.68 3.24 16.84 109 106 75
ABT 405 2.71 1.41 1.69 1.13 6.94 5.56 4.84 3.47 17.34 114 109 78
DK 127 2.45 1.49 1.73 1.28 6.95 5.26 4.56 3.29 16.77 114 105 75
Paramou 2.22 1.51 1.67 1.16 6.56 4.85 4.33 3.50 15.74 108 99 73
Proof 2.57 1.40 1.49 1.03 6.49 5.35 4.79 3.40 16.63 107 104 75
Vernal 2.08 1.47 1.71 0.90 6.16 5.01 4.56 3.08 15.72 101 99 75
Vernal Foun 2.41 1.31 1.43 0.86 6.01 5.02 5.15 3.29 16.18 99 101 78
Viking I 2.31 1.44 1.53 1.11 6.39 4.97 4.68 3.33 16.04 105 101 75
WL 252 HQ 2.30 1.36 1.52 1.03 6.21 4.95 4.44 3.46 15.60 102 98 78
WL 323 2.24 1.49 1.39 1.06 6.18 4.96 4.37 3.34 15.51 102 97 75
Mean 2.40 1.43 1.60 1.05 6.48 5.18 4.67 3.36 16.33 107 102 76
LSD 0.34 0.22 0.30 0.21 0.53 0.44 0.70 NS 1.21 8.8 7.5 7.0
CV 6.5 7.0 8.6 9.0 3.8 3.9 6.9 4.8 3.4 3.8 3.4 4.3
MCV 14.2 15.3 18.7 19.6 8.3 8.5 15.0 7.4 8.3 7.4 9.2
LSR 54 67 94 49 57 62 85 69 57 69 100

Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Kief loam
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1995 (2/3), 1996-98 (3/4) Replicates: Two, one deleted
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 5 by 18 ft Herbicide: None in 1998
Seeding date: May 17, 1995 Harvest plot: 34" by 13 ft Insecticide: None
Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin, except Vernal.
F - test nonsignificant


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