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2009 ANNUAL WARM SEASON FORAGE TRIAL       WILLISTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
        2007 2009   ------ Forage Quality ------
  Heading Plant Forage DM DM 2 yr* Crude  
Variety/Crop Date Height Moist. Yield Yield avg Protein ADF NDF TDN RFV
  fr plntg inches % ---------- % ---------
   
Manta Foxtail Millet 67.3 26.7 70.0 2.5 1.9 2.2 7.2 32.6 59.4 63.5 99.5
Golden German Millet NH¹ 25.7 72.9 2.1 1.7 1.9 7.9 32.6 58.0 63.5 101.8
Red Proso Millet 54.3 33.5 75.9 -- 1.5 -- 10.6 29.0 53.9 66.3 114.5
Teff NH¹ 18.0 69.8 -- 0.4 -- 13.5 26.2 48.4 68.5 132.1
BMR Sweething Sorghum Sudan NH¹ 35.3 77.5 -- 1.2 -- 11.1 31.5 55.2 64.3 108.4
Sweething Sorghum Sudan NH¹ 42.0 75.7 -- 1.7 -- 9.5 32.1 55.8 63.9 106.7
Morton 46.0 30.2 66.4 -- 2.1 -- 10.6 33.9 55.8 62.5 104.2
Morton + Piper Sudan 45.0 32.6 67.8 -- 2.0 -- 10.4 33.0 54.7 63.2 107.7
MEAN 26.6 30.5 72.0 1.9 1.6 -- 10.1 31.4 55.1 64.5 109.3
C.V. % 1.7 5.7 1.9 10.4 10.6 -- 9.6 2.4 2.4 0.9 3.6
LSD 5% 0.8 3.0 2.4 0.3 0.3 -- 1.7 1.3 2.3 1.0 7.0
* - 2007 & 2009
¹ Not Headed

Harvest
Variety/Crop Date Growth Stage and comments
Manta Foxtail Millet 8/10/2009 10% Headed
Golden German Millet 8/10/2009 Late Boot
Red Proso Millet 8/10/2009 Hard Dough
Teff 7/31/2009 Vegetative; Jointing
BMR Sweething Sorghum Sudan 7/31/2009 Early Boot
Sweething Sorghum Sudan 7/31/2009 Early Boot
Morton 7/31/2009 Milk
Morton + Piper  7/31/2009 Milk + Boot
Planting Date: May 26, 2009          



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