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NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo, ND; seeded 1997, dryland.

1998 forage yield
3-cut: 5-28 7-9 8-10 97-98 % of Vernal Stand
Entry 4-cut: 5-28 6-30 8-3 10-28 total 1997 total 1998 97-98 4-21-98
------------------------- tons dry matter/acre ------------------------- %
3-cut system
DK 127 3.51 2.15 1.98 7.64 2.26 9.91 111 110 89
DK 140 3.39 2.34 2.01 7.74 2.18 9.92 112 110 88
5312 3.66 2.35 1.86 7.87 2.23 10.09 114 112 88
5347LH 3.36 2.22 1.82 7.40 2.09 9.49 108 106 85
5454 3.52 2.25 1.86 7.63 2.12 9.76 111 109 88
645 3.24 2.31 1.91 7.46 2.40 9.86 109 110 88
Columbia 2000 3.82 2.35 1.91 8.08 2.12 10.20 117 114 85
2444 3.54 2.19 1.77 7.50 2.17 9.67 109 108 85
Feast 3.21 1.96 1.85 7.01 2.26 9.27 102 103 89
Imperial 3.25 2.16 1.86 7.27 2.19 9.46 106 105 84
Vernal Foun 3.22 2.19 1.70 7.11 2.17 9.28 103 103 90
Vernal Cert 3.16 1.95 1.53 6.64 2.03 8.67 97 97 82
Mean 3.41 2.20 1.84 7.45 2.19 9.63 108 107 87
LSD (0.05) 0.42 0.28 0.17 0.61 0.15 0.63 9 7 3
CV (%) 8.6 8.9 6.6 5.6 4.7 4.5 5.6 4.5 2.7
MCV (%) 12.4 12.8 9.5 8.1 6.8 6.6 8.1 6.5 3.9
LSR (%) 64 71 36 42 41 41 42 41 43
4-cut system
DK 127 2.61 1.48 1.74 0.91 6.74 3.22 9.96 102 102 86
DK 140 2.73 1.52 1.81 0.94 7.00 3.22 10.23 106 104 85
5312 2.92 1.44 1.78 0.94 7.08 3.44 10.52 107 107 89
5347LH 2.62 1.41 1.68 0.97 6.68 3.04 9.72 101 99 85
5454 3.06 1.51 1.81 0.89 7.27 3.10 10.37 110 106 86
645 2.78 1.40 1.75 0.99 6.92 3.25 10.17 104 104 86
Columbia 2000 2.96 1.47 1.82 1.06 7.31 3.39 10.70 110 109 86
2444 2.86 1.40 1.81 1.01 7.08 3.36 10.45 107 107 83
Feast 2.68 1.45 1.78 1.01 6.92 3.19 10.11 104 103 85
Imperial 2.67 1.44 1.71 1.05 6.87 3.24 10.11 104 103 86
Vernal Foun 2.88 1.35 1.65 0.88 6.76 3.22 9.98 102 102 87
Vernal Cert 2.72 1.25 1.65 0.87 6.49 3.13 9.62 98 98 85
Mean 2.79 1.43 1.75 0.96 6.93 3.23 10.16 105 104 86
LSD 0.32 0.13 0.15 0.08 0.51 0.27 0.67 8 7 4
CV (%) 8.0 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.1 5.7 4.6 5.1 4.6 3.3
MCV 11.6 8.8 8.4 8.6 7.3 8.2 6.6 7.3 6.6 4.7
LSR (%) 72 47 86 46 65 66 62 65 62 68

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


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