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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo, ND; seeded 1995, dryland.

1998 forage yield
3-cut: 5-26 7-6 8-6 10-9 96-98 % of Vernal Stand
Entry 4-cut: 5-26 6-29 7-30 9-1 11-2 total 1997 1996 1995 total 1998 96-98 11-3
----------------------------------- tons dry matter/acre -------------------------------------- %
3-cut system
3452-ML 3.23 1.97 1.76 1.10 8.06 5.72 3.85 2.83 17.63 105 98 75
5262 3.60 2.05 1.74 1.09 8.48 6.05 4.16 2.75 18.69 110 104 80
5454 3.59 2.18 1.79 1.05 8.61 5.94 4.23 2.77 18.77 112 104 78
ABT 205 3.30 1.90 1.67 1.10 7.98 5.88 3.94 2.85 17.79 104 99 68
ABT 405 3.22 1.99 1.78 1.08 8.07 6.08 3.77 2.91 17.92 105 100 70
Defiant 3.16 1.89 1.66 1.00 7.72 6.02 4.63 2.70 18.38 100 102 78
DK 127 3.03 2.21 1.81 1.22 8.27 6.17 4.39 2.87 18.83 108 105 75
HayGrazer 3.35 2.07 1.77 1.15 8.35 6.35 3.95 2.85 18.64 109 104 62
Proof 3.21 2.28 1.65 1.11 8.25 5.90 4.06 2.95 18.21 107 101 72
Rushmore 3.52 1.92 1.79 1.17 8.41 5.83 4.39 2.92 18.64 109 104 75
Sterling 3.31 1.84 1.77 1.10 8.03 5.84 4.43 2.67 18.29 104 102 80
Vernal Cert 3.15 1.97 1.58 1.02 7.72 6.12 4.27 2.84 18.12 100 101 78
Vernal Foun 3.09 1.88 1.68 1.01 7.66 5.89 4.30 2.93 17.85 100 99 77
WL 252 HQ 3.43 2.20 1.68 1.27 8.59 6.43 4.18 2.87 19.21 112 107 73
Mean 3.30 2.03 1.72 1.11 8.16 6.01 4.18 2.84 18.35 106 102 74
LSD (0.05) 0.33 0.24 0.14 0.12 0.36 0.63 0.58 0.16 0.64 5 4 11
CV (%) 5.9 7.1 4.7 6.6 2.7 4.9 8.3 3.3 2.1 2.7 2.1 8.5
MCV (%) 9.9 11.9 7.9 11.1 4.4 10.5 13.9 5.6 3.5 4.4 3.5 14.3
LSR (%) 57 55 59 47 38 85 68 57 45 38 45 59
4-cut system
3452-ML 2.97 1.87 1.69 1.13 0.20 7.87 6.18 4.16 3.47 18.21 103 105 73
5262 3.08 1.88 1.67 1.19 0.26 8.08 6.16 3.48 3.32 17.72 106 102 73
5454 3.04 1.79 1.72 1.30 0.27 8.13 6.15 3.78 3.36 18.06 107 104 68
ABT 205 3.06 1.84 1.60 1.01 0.16 7.66 5.82 3.87 3.58 17.36 100 100 77
ABT 405 3.18 1.79 1.66 1.11 0.21 7.96 5.87 3.52 3.53 17.36 104 100 67
Defiant 3.24 1.82 1.60 1.26 0.23 8.15 6.16 4.10 3.38 18.41 107 106 72
DK 127 3.16 1.71 1.78 1.15 0.24 8.05 6.06 4.07 3.60 18.18 105 104 75
HayGrazer 3.11 1.69 1.47 1.08 0.25 7.61 5.40 3.82 3.69 16.83 100 97 70
Proof 3.01 1.78 1.82 1.16 0.21 7.99 6.12 4.11 3.81 18.23 105 105 77
Rushmore 2.89 1.81 1.68 1.20 0.24 7.83 6.39 4.00 3.63 18.22 103 105 73
Sterling 2.89 1.71 1.72 1.20 0.18 7.70 6.42 3.79 3.63 17.90 101 103 75
Vernal Cert 2.97 1.71 1.51 1.15 0.22 7.56 5.66 3.61 3.50 16.84 99 97 70
Vernal Foun 3.21 1.65 1.54 1.10 0.19 7.69 6.49 3.80 3.52 17.99 101 103 75
WL 252 HQ 2.97 1.67 1.57 1.22 0.24 7.67 6.45 3.68 3.83 17.81 101 102 75
Mean 3.06 1.77 1.64 1.16 0.22 7.85 6.10 3.84 3.56 17.79 103 102 73
LSD 0.35 0.17 0.21 0.16 0.07 0.53 0.63 0.74 0.29 1.12 7 6 8
CV 6.8 5.8 7.7 8.4 19.1 4.0 4.8 11.4 4.9 3.7 4.0 3.7 6.7
MCV 11.5 9.8 13.0 14.2 32.2 6.7 10.3 19.2 8.1 6.3 6.7 6.3 11.2
LSR 130 75 69 57 65 90 58 108 57 71 90 71 82

Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1995 (2/3), 1996, 1997 (3/4), 1998 (4/5) Replicates: 1995-96, 1998 (3), 1997 (2)
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 5 by 18 ft Herbicide: None in 1998
Seeding date: May 13, 1995 Harvest plot: 34" by 13 ft Insecticide: None
Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin, except Vernal (Cert.).
F - test nonsignificant


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