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

1999 forage yield

       
  3-cut: 6-4 7-12 8-13         97-99 % of Vernal
Entry 4-cut: 6-4 7-1 8-2 10-11 Total 1998 1997 total 1999 97-99
   

-------------------------------tons dry matter/acre-------------------

   
     

3-cut system

     
                       
DK 127   3.42 2.60 1.48   7.50 7.64 2.26 17.40 116 113
DK 140   3.41 2.58 1.56   7.55 7.74 2.18 17.47 117 113
5312   3.69 2.39 1.56   7.64 7.87 2.23 17.73 118 115
5347LH   3.34 2.32 1.45   7.11 7.40 2.09 16.60 110 107
5454   3.26 2.54 1.55   7.35 7.63 2.12 17.11 114 111
645   3.24 2.40 1.40   7.04 7.46 2.40 16.90 109 109
Columbia 2000   3.05 2.37 1.51   6.93 8.08 2.12 17.13 107 111
2444   3.24 2.45 1.34   7.03 7.50 2.17 16.71 109 108
Feast   3.47 2.44 1.53   7.44 7.01 2.26 16.71 115 108
Imperial   3.42 2.54 1.50   7.46 7.27 2.19 16.92 115 110
Vernal (Foun.)   3.09 2.29 1.41   6.79 7.11 2.17 16.07 105 104
Vernal (Cert.)   2.85 2.15 1.15   6.15 6.64 2.03 14.83 95 96
                       
Mean   3.29 2.42 1.45   7.16 7.45 2.19 16.80 111 109
LSD (0.05)   0.45 0.30 0.17   0.67 0.61 0.15 1.01 10.3 6.5
CV (%)   9.5 8.8 8.1   6.4 5.6 4.7 4.2 6.5 4.2
MCV (%)   13.7 12.6 11.7   9.3 8.1 6.8 6.0 9.3 6.0
LSR (%)   72.5 68.1 41.1   44.8 42 41 34.9 44.8 34.9
               
        4-cut system      
                       
DK 127   1.68 1.20 1.40 1.16 5.44 6.74 3.22 15.40 84 95
DK 140   2.10 1.35 1.48 1.36 6.29 7.00 3.22 16.52 97 101
5312   2.71 1.53 1.53 1.35 7.14 7.08 3.44 17.65 110 108
5347LH   2.01 1.28 1.44 1.25 5.98 6.68 3.04 15.71 92 96
5454   2.51 1.58 1.52 1.23 6.84 7.27 3.10 17.21 106 106
645   2.10 1.35 1.52 1.28 6.25 6.92 3.25 16.42 96 101
Columbia 2000   2.16 1.35 1.46 1.33 6.30 7.31 3.39 17.00 97 104
2444   2.25 1.37 1.45 1.38 6.45 7.08 3.36 16.90 100 104
Feast   2.30 1.33 1.51 1.36 6.50 6.92 3.19 16.61 100 102
Imperial   1.96 1.20 1.35 1.30 5.81 6.87 3.24 15.92 90 98
Vernal (Foun.)   2.23 1.40 1.50 1.28 6.41 6.76 3.22 16.40 99 101
Vernal (Cert.)   2.46 1.41 1.41 1.25 6.53 6.49 3.13 16.15 101 99
                       
Mean   2.21 1.36 1.46 1.29 6.33 6.93 3.23 16.49 98 101
LSD (0.05)   0.48 0.23 0.20 0.14 0.86 0.51 0.27 1.24 13.3 7.6
CV (%)   15.2 11.5 9.4 7.8 9.4 5.1 5.7 5.2 9.4 5.2
MCV (%)   21.9 16.5 13.6 11.2 13.6 7.3 8.2 7.5 13.6 7.5
LSR (%)   47.0 59.3 110.4 65.8 50.6 65 66 55.1 50.6 55.1
                       

†Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1997 (1/2), 1998-99 (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: Warrior @ 4 oz/acre

Seed obtained from Dan Undersander at University of Wisconsin
F - test nonsignificant


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