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

1999 forage yield by harvest

     
  3- 6-9 7-16 8-25       1998-99 % of Vernal
Entry 4- 6-2 7-13 8-17 10-25 Total 1998 total 1999 1998-99
   

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

   
     

3-cut system

   
WinterStar   2.83 1.91 1.31   6.05 3.43 9.48 102.0 101.1
WinterKing   2.33 1.87 1.24   5.44 3.51 8.95 91.7 95.5
TMF Multi-Plier   2.74 1.97 1.21   5.92 3.29 9.21 98.4 98.4
53V08   2.94 2.03 1.36   6.33 3.40 9.73 106.8 103.9
DK-124   2.25 1.83 1.19   5.27 3.26 8.53 88.9 91.1
DK-134   2.41 1.98 1.23   5.62 3.33 8.95 94.7 95.5
XGrazer   3.01 2.00 1.32   6.33 3.49 9.82 106.8 104.9
Evolution   2.66 1.88 1.30   5.84 3.46 9.30 98.4 99.3
Award   2.88 2.05 1.27   6.20 3.48 9.68 104.5 103.3
ZG 4321   2.68 1.88 1.17   5.73 3.41 9.14 96.6 97.6
ZG 9721   2.64 2.00 1.31   5.95 3.56 9.51 100.3 101.5
WL 232 HQ   2.50 2.02 1.39   5.91 3.45 9.36 99.6 99.9
620   2.51 1.98 1.31   5.80 3.48 9.28 97.7 99.1
Vernal (Foun.)   2.72 1.92 1.21   5.85 3.51 9.36 98.6 99.9
Veranl (Cert.)   2.93 1.85 1.23   6.01 3.36 9.37 101.4 100.0
                     
Mean   2.67 1.94 1.27   5.88 3.43 9.31 99.2 99.4
LSD (0.05)   0.47 0.22 0.10     0.32 0.76 11.2 8.2
CV (%)   12.3 8.1 5.5   7.9 6.4 5.7 7.9 5.7
MCV (%)   17.6 11.6 7.9   11.3 9.2 8.2 11.3 8.2
LSR (%)   61.7 125.3 45.7   62.9 105.1 59.3 62.9 59.3
                     
   

4-cut system

   
WinterStar   2.41 2.27 1.23 1.25 7.16 3.37 10.53 104.3 102.3
WinterKing   2.15 2.27 1.22 1.18 6.82 3.31 10.13 99.4 98.4
TMF Multi-Plier   1.91 2.17 1.22 1.16 6.46 3.44 9.90 94.2 96.2
53V08   2.22 2.38 1.34 1.13 7.07 3.53 10.60 103.1 103.0
DK-124   1.59 2.10 1.17 1.15 6.01 3.40 9.41 87.5 91.4
DK-134   1.78 2.17 1.19 1.19 6.33 3.31 9.64 92.2 93.6
XGrazer   2.14 2.37 1.29 1.29 7.09 3.47 10.56 103.4 102.6
Evolution   2.27 2.37 1.33 1.28 7.25 3.41 10.69 105.6 103.8
Award   2.46 2.39 1.37 1.23 7.45 3.54 10.99 108.5 106.7
4321   1.79 2.31 1.12 1.14 6.36 3.62 9.98 92.7 97.0
ZG 9721   2.26 2.37 1.36 1.20 7.19 3.46 10.65 104.8 103.5
WL 232 HQ   1.84 2.28 1.33 1.21 6.66 3.38 10.04 97.0 97.5
620   2.12 2.34 1.28 1.25 6.99 3.37 10.36 101.9 100.7
Vernal (Foun.)   2.08 2.34 1.23 1.19 6.84 3.45 10.29 99.7 99.9
Vernal (Cert.)   2.23 2.29 1.17 1.20 6.89 3.41 10.30 100.3 100.1
                     
Mean   2.08 2.30 1.26 1.20 6.84 3.43 10.27 99.6 99.8
LSD (0.05)   0.44 0.22 0.11 0.12 0.57 0.34 0.69 8.4 6.7
CV (%)   14.8 6.7 6.4 6.7 5.9 6.8 4.7 5.9 4.7
MCV (%)   21.1 9.6 9.1 9.6 8.4 9.8 6.7 8.4 6.7
LSR (%)   50.0 75.7 45.8 72.2 51.2 108.3 43.1 51.2 43.1
                     

†Design: Splitplot, cuts = mainplot Fertilization: 50P & 100 K lb/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 1998 (2), 1999 (3/4) Replicates: Four
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 4 by 18 ft Herbicide: None in 1999
Seeding date: April 21, 1998 Harvest plot: 34" by 13 ft Insecticide: Warrior @ 4 oz/acre

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


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