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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- 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 3.30 1.90 1.67 1.10 7.98 5.88 3.94 2.85 17.79 104 99 68
ABT 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
HayGraz 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
Rushmo 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 3.15 1.97 1.58 1.02 7.72 6.12 4.27 2.84 18.12 100 101 78
Vernal 3.09 1.88 1.68 1.01 7.66 5.89 4.30 2.93 17.85 100 99 77
WL 252 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- 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 3.06 1.84 1.60 1.01 0.16 7.66 5.82 3.87 3.58 17.36 100 100 77
ABT 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
HayGraz 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
Rushmo 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 2.97 1.71 1.51 1.15 0.22 7.56 5.66 3.61 3.50 16.84 99 97 70
Vernal 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 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



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- 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 2.99 1.97 1.61 6.57 5.02 5.08 2.45 16.67 103 103
ABT 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 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 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- 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 2.67 1.32 1.58 1.06 6.63 5.53 4.68 3.24 16.84 109 106 75
ABT 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 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 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







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
Avalanch 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 + 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 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 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 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 + 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 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 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







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 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 3.22 2.19 1.70 7.11 2.17 9.28 103 103 90
Vernal 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 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 2.88 1.35 1.65 0.88 6.76 3.22 9.98 102 102 87
Vernal 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













NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Carrington, ND; seeded 1997, irrigated.



1998 forage yield
3-cut: 6-8 7-16 8-17 97-98 % of Vernal
Entry 4-cut: 6-1 7-8 8-7 10-26 total 1997 total 1998 97-98
---------------------- tons dry matter/acre ----------------------------
3-cut system
DK 127 3.43 2.07 1.74 7.24 1.70 8.86 100 101
DK 140 3.53 2.12 1.60 7.25 1.74 8.99 100 102
5312 3.32 2.08 1.65 7.05 1.79 8.84 98 100
5347LH 3.53 2.26 1.63 7.42 1.66 9.07 103 103
5454 3.57 2.15 1.74 7.46 1.66 9.12 103 104
620 3.76 2.10 1.54 7.40 1.71 9.11 102 103
Columbia 3.73 2.14 1.66 7.53 1.61 9.06 104 103
WL 324 3.44 2.13 1.62 7.19 1.72 8.91 100 101
WL 325 3.41 2.21 1.72 7.34 1.59 8.92 102 101
Vernal 3.43 2.13 1.52 7.08 1.69 8.77 98 100
Vernal 3.90 1.91 1.56 7.37 1.46 8.83 102 100
Mean 3.54 2.11 1.63 7.29 1.66 8.94 101 102
LSD (0.05) 0.49 0.25 0.21 0.70 0.17 0.71 9.7 8.2
CV (%) 9.6 8.4 8.8 6.7 7.1 5.6 6.7 5.6
MCV (%) 13.9 12.1 12.7 9.7 10.2 8.0 9.7 8.0
LSR (%) 85 73 95 276 51 204 276 204

4-cut system
DK 127 2.49 1.56 1.63 1.16 6.84 3.02 9.87 103 106
DK 140 2.55 1.61 1.67 1.17 7.00 2.83 9.83 106 106
5312 2.80 1.65 1.68 1.25 7.39 2.79 10.18 111 110
5347LH 2.60 1.74 1.52 1.36 7.22 2.87 10.09 109 109
5454 2.63 1.63 1.55 1.21 7.02 2.88 9.90 106 107
620 2.58 1.76 1.67 1.30 7.31 2.89 10.21 110 110
Columbia 2.61 1.60 1.62 1.23 7.06 3.08 10.14 106 109
WL 324 2.54 1.56 1.67 1.24 7.01 2.98 9.99 106 108
WL 325 2.71 1.53 1.74 1.20 7.18 2.83 10.01 108 108
Vernal 2.42 1.57 1.43 1.04 6.46 2.54 9.00 97 97
Vernal 2.83 1.50 1.43 1.04 6.80 2.73 9.53 103 103
Mean 2.61 1.61 1.60 1.20 7.03 2.86 9.89 106 107
LSD 0.30 0.17 0.18 0.17 0.43 0.20 0.51 6.5 5.6
CV (%) 7.9 7.4 7.7 9.8 4.3 4.7 3.6 4.3 3.6
MCV 11.4 10.7 11.2 14.2 6.1 6.8 5.2 6.1 5.1
LSR (%) 72 69 58 53 46 36 44 46 43



†Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Kief loam

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 27, 1997 Harvest plot: 3 by 13 ft Insecticide: None



Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin

F - test nonsignificant























NORTH DAKOTA Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo, ND; 1998 dryland.



1998 forage yield by harvest % of Stand
Entry 7-20 8-26 total Vernal 11-6
--------- tons dry matter/acre ------ %
WinterStar 2.14 1.26 3.40 99 90
WinterKi 2.18 1.23 3.41 99 89
TMF 2.17 1.20 3.37 98 89
53V08 2.22 1.24 3.46 101 93
DK-124 2.15 1.18 3.33 97 89
DK-134 2.13 1.19 3.32 97 89
XGrazer 2.22 1.26 3.48 101 92
Evolutio 2.24 1.21 3.45 100 92
Award 2.29 1.22 3.51 102 89
ZG 9721 2.37 1.15 3.52 102 87
4321 2.23 1.28 3.51 102 89
WL 232 2.22 1.19 3.41 99 90
620 2.19 1.24 3.43 100 91
Vernal 2.24 1.24 3.48 101 90
Vernal 2.19 1.20 3.39 99 89
Mean 2.21 1.22 3.43 100 90
LSD (0.05) 0.21 0.09 0.23 6.6 3
CV (%) 9.4 7.2 6.6 6.6 3.4
MCV (%) 9.4 7.2 6.6 6.6 3.3
LSR 87 98 114 114 50



†Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: None Soil type: Fargo clay

Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1998 (2) Replicates: Four

Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 4 by 18 ft Herbicide: Pursuit @ 2oz/acre

Seeding date: April 21, 1998 Harvest plot: 34" by 13 ft Insecticide: None



Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin, except Award and Vernal (cert.).

F - test nonsignificant



NORTH DAKOTA

Manning, Dunn County

Dickinson Research Extension Center

--------------------1998-------------------- 1997 1996 1995 1996-1998 4-yr
Entry 6/4 7/17 9/8 Total Total Total Total Total Total
----------------------------------------------tons dry matter /acre----------------------------------------------
Blazer XL 0.98 1.20 0.62 2.80 2.12 1.85 3.35 6.77 10.12
Spredor 3 0.79 1.05 0.31 2.15 1.95 2.09 3.81 6.19 10.00
Vernal 1.00 1.22 0.74 2.96 1.83 1.84 3.35 6.63 9.98
Ranger 1.18 1.17 0.60 2.95 2.19 1.68 3.08 6.82 9.90
5364 0.54 1.20 0.62 2.36 2.00 1.83 3.40 6.19 9.59
740 0.65 0.98 0.68 2.31 1.88 1.78 3.60 5.97 9.57
Sterling 0.94 1.02 0.39 2.35 2.26 1.94 3.02 6.55 9.57
5262 0.68 1.24 0.56 2.48 1.94 1.80 3.08 6.22 9.30
MG 2000 1.02 1.09 0.47 2.58 1.85 1.71 3.04 6.14 9.18
NK919 Rangeland 0.92 1.14 0.61 2.67 2.07 1.64 2.49 6.38 8.87
Defiant 0.64 0.89 0.69 2.22 2.07 1.75 2.71 6.04 8.75
Crown II 0.71 0.96 0.54 2.21 1.63 1.69 3.07 5.53 8.60
NK919-10 0.79 1.19 0.67 2.65 1.82 1.63 2.49 6.10 8.59
Cut/Graze 0.65 1.03 0.47 2.15 1.68 1.76 2.68 5.59 8.27
Avalanche +Z 0.55 0.87 0.57 1.99 1.77 1.71 2.76 5.47 8.23
LegenDairy 0.62 1.08 0.49 2.19 1.63 1.56 2.71 5.38 8.09
Ladak 0.77 0.92 0.49 2.18 1.58 1.59 2.41 5.35 7.76
Mean 0.79 1.07 0.56 2.42 1.90 1.76 3.00 6.08 9.08
LSD (0.05) NS NS NS NS NS NS -- NS --
CV (%) 58.3 16.2 31.5 24.1 15.3 13.0 -- 12.6 --
MCV (%) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
LSR (%) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --



Seeding date: May 17, 1995

Seeding rate: 8.5 lb/acre
Seeding method: Seeded into standing oat stubble with no-till drill
Preplant herbicide: Glyphosate
Plot size: 10' x 60'
Portion harvested: 2' x 50'
Seed treatments: Inoculated with nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium
Pest Problems: None
Experimental design: Randomized complete block design, 3 replicates
Dryland

Cooperator: Roger O. Ashley

















NORTH DAKOTA

Manning, Dunn County

Dickinson Research Extension Center

----------------------------1998----------------------------- 1997 1996 1997-1998
Entry 6/4 7/17 9/8 Total Total Total Total
-----------------------------------------tons dry matter /acre----------------------------------

120 0.54 0.90 0.55 1.99 2.43 4.42
Vernal 0.58 0.90 0.51 1.99 2.25 4.24
Proof 0.44 0.82 0.64 1.90 2.12 4.02
Rainier 0.42 1.05 0.42 1.89 2.12 4.01
5454 0.29 1.07 0.50 1.86 2.08 3.94
Allegiance 0.46 0.95 0.48 1.89 1.93 3.82
DK 127 0.40 0.67 0.58 1.65 1.81 3.46
Mean 0.45 0.91 0.59 1.88 2.11 3.99
LSD (0.05) 0.16 NS NS NS NS NS
CV (%) 20.1 16.9 38.5 16.2 10.7 10.3
MCV (%) 0.4 -- -- -- --
LSR (%) 26.7 -- -- -- --

Bulk harvested. Yield estimate was 1 ton/acre

Seeding date: May 6,1996
Seeding rate: 8.5 lb/acre
Seeding method: Seeded into standing oat stubble with no-till drill
Preplant herbicide: Glyphosate
Plot size: 10' x 60'
Portion harvested: 2' x 50'
Seed treatments: Inoculated with nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium
Pest Problems: None
Experimental design: Randomized complete block design, 3 replicates
Dryland

Cooperator: Roger O. Ashley













































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.