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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo, ND; seeded 1996, dryland.

1998 forage yield
3-cut: 5-29 7-9 8-6 96-98 % of Vernal Stand
Entry 4-cut: 5-29 6-30 7-31 10-28 total 1997 1996 total 1998 96-98 4-22
------------------------- tons dry matter/acre ------------------------------- %
3-cut system
Avalanche + Z 2.86 1.92 1.20 5.98 5.95 1.17 13.10 118 108 85
Big Horn 3.10 2.06 1.16 6.32 6.47 1.14 13.93 125 114 81
Depend + EV 2.85 2.01 1.34 6.20 6.10 1.19 13.49 122 111 86
DK 127 3.07 2.19 1.21 6.47 6.40 1.11 13.98 128 115 84
Imperial 3.12 2.12 1.20 6.44 6.69 1.23 14.36 127 118 88
Innovator + Z 3.05 2.04 1.21 6.30 6.15 1.16 13.61 124 112 80
Rainier 2.83 1.98 1.17 5.98 6.04 1.14 13.16 118 108 84
Vernal 2.96 1.71 0.65 5.32 5.93 1.18 12.43 105 102 80
Vernal 2.56 1.54 0.72 4.82 5.74 1.35 11.92 95 98 80
WL 324 3.21 2.00 1.30 6.51 6.47 1.29 14.27 128 117 84
WL 325 HQ 2.54 1.98 1.29 5.81 5.98 1.18 12.97 115 107 88
5312 3.17 2.20 1.30 6.67 6.46 1.08 14.22 132 117 86
5454 3.21 2.10 1.37 6.68 6.22 1.20 14.10 132 116 89
Mean 2.97 1.99 1.16 6.12 6.20 1.19 13.50 121 111 84
LSD (0.05) 0.25 0.21 0.15 0.35 0.55 0.14 0.56 7 5 5
CV (%) 5.9 7.3 9.2 3.9 5.3 8.4 2.9 3.9 2.9 3.8
MCV (%) 8.5 10.6 13.3 5.7 8.8 12.1 4.1 5.6 4.1 5.4
LSR (%) 39 32 21 19 58 96 23 25 23 51
4-cut system
Avalanch + Z 2.98 1.44 1.32 0.53 6.27 6.10 1.73 14.10 123 109 80
Big Horn 3.01 1.44 1.25 0.66 6.36 6.52 1.83 14.70 125 114 80
Depend + EV 2.92 1.54 1.39 0.64 6.49 6.63 1.84 14.96 127 115 84
DK 127 2.86 1.46 1.33 0.62 6.27 6.39 1.82 14.47 123 112 81
Imperial 3.00 1.39 1.23 0.62 6.24 6.45 1.84 14.54 122 112 83
Innovator + Z 2.88 1.42 1.28 0.63 6.21 6.39 1.77 14.37 122 111 83
Rainier 2.73 1.39 1.24 0.61 5.97 6.41 1.69 14.07 117 109 82
Vernal 2.70 1.20 0.60 0.36 4.86 6.14 1.68 12.69 95 98 81
Vernal 2.91 1.21 0.77 0.45 5.34 6.14 1.74 13.22 105 102 79
WL 324 3.23 1.45 1.37 0.71 6.77 6.74 1.83 15.35 132 118 81
WL 325 HQ 2.83 1.45 1.41 0.64 6.33 6.21 1.75 14.29 124 110 83
5312 3.16 1.50 1.22 0.60 6.48 6.67 1.78 14.94 127 115 84
5454 3.24 1.50 1.22 0.50 6.46 6.55 1.72 14.73 127 114 83
Mean 2.96 1.42 1.20 0.58 6.16 6.41 1.77 14.34 121 111 82
LSD 0.30 0.15 0.15 0.11 0.36 0.33 0.22 0.58 7 4 4
CV (%) 7.0 7.5 8.4 12.9 4.0 3.6 8.6 2.8 4.0 2.8 3.6
MCV 10.1 10.8 12.2 18.7 5.8 5.2 12.4 4.0 5.8 4.0 5.1
LSR 55 63 18 31 19 58 137 22 19 22 85

†Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1996 (1 / 2), 1997-98 (3 / 4) Replicates: Four
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 3 by 18 ft Herbicide: None in 1998
Seeding date: May 13, 1996 Harvest plot: 3 by 13 ft Insecticide: None
Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin
F - test nonsignificant


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