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North Central Research and Extension Center; Minot, ND; 1995 dryland.

1998 forage yield Relative yield
Entry 6-15 7-27 total 1997 1996 96-98 total 1998 96-98
-----------------------------tons dry matter/acre------------------------ --------% of Vernal---------
DK 127 1.48 1.50 2.97 1.97 2.5 7.40 85 86.1
LegenDairy 1.42 1.60 3.03 2.00 2.7 7.69 86 89.5
Proof 1.60 1.61 3.21 2.04 3.0 8.21 91 95.6
Spredor 3 1.18 1.45 2.63 1.92 2.9 7.43 75 86.5
Sterling 1.33 1.57 2.90 1.94 2.9 7.74 83 90.1
Vernal 1.82 1.69 3.51 2.19 2.9 8.59 100 100.0
WL 252 HQ 1.37 1.56 2.93 1.93 2.4 7.33 83 85.3
2555-ML 1.41 1.61 3.03 2.03 2.8 7.85 86 91.4
5262 1.62 1.64 3.26 2.08 2.5 7.79 93 90.7
5454 1.79 1.64 3.43 2.16 2.8 8.38 98 97.6
Mean 1.50 1.59 3.09 2.03 2.7 7.84 88 91.3
LSD (0.05) 0.32 NS 0.48 NS NS 0.83 114 9.7
CV (%) 14.9 10.4 10.7 11.6 12.1 7.3 10.7 7.3

Design: Randomized complete block Plot size: 4 by 24 ft
Seeding method: Drilled, 6-inch rows Soil type: William loam
Seeding date: May 18, 1995 Replicates: Four
Cuttings: 1995 (1), 1996, 1997, 1998 (2) Herbicide: None
Fertilization: None Insecticide: None
Cooperator: Mark Zarnstorff
Seed obtained from Dr. Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin.


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