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WILLISTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER  -  2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALFALFA VARIETY

1st Cutting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forage Quality

 

 

Plant

Forage

DM

Harvest

Protein

 

 

 

 

 

Height

Moist.

Yield

Stage

Crude

ADF

NDF

RFV

Brand

Variety

inches

%#

tons/a

*

- - - - - - - - - - - - - % - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America's Alfalfa

Ameristand 403T

 28.1

 77.8

 2.40

 3.11

 19.0

 32.9

 39.7

135.5

REA Hybrids

REA 401T

 26.9

 77.7

 2.40

 3.14

 18.5

 33.8

 40.4

129.5

Croplan Genetics

Legendary YPQ

 25.7

 77.9

 2.30

 3.24

 19.0

 32.2

 39.5

133.8

Croplan Genetics

4M124

 25.6

 78.2

 2.35

 3.28

 18.4

 36.0

 41.1

124.0

Croplan Genetics

Maxigraze GT

 26.1

 78.2

 2.39

 3.35

 19.0

 31.9

 40.3

135.0

Kusemaul Seeds

Sustain

 27.0

 78.3

 2.08

 3.24

 19.5

 31.8

 38.9

138.3

Kusemaul Seeds

Haymaker II Supreme

 27.0

 78.1

 2.33

 3.30

 18.9

 32.6

 39.9

132.0

Public

Vernal

 25.4

 78.0

 2.41

 3.11

 16.6

 35.9

 45.3

112.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXP MEAN

 26.5

 78.0

 

 

 18.6

 33.4

 40.6

130.0

 

C.V. %

  7.0

  1.8

 

 

 10.8

 17.1

 10.2

 17.3

 

LSD 5%

   NS

   NS

 

 

   NS

   NS

   NS

   NS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* - Mean Stage by Count (MSC) is a 10 stage scoring system used by producers.

 

 

 

 

     35 - 40 stems scored and averaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetative 

Early

0

Stem length <6 inches. No visable buds, flowers or pods.

 

 

Mid

1

Stem length 6-12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods.

 

 

Late

2

Stem length >12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods.

 

Bud

Early

3

1 - 2 nodes with visible buds.

 

 

 

 

Late

4

> 2 nodes with visible flowers.

 

 

 

Flowering

Early

5

1 node with open flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

> 1 node with open flower.

 

 

 

 

Seed Pod

Early

7

1-3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

 

 

 

Late

8

> 3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

 

 

 

Ripe

9

Nodes with mostly brown mature seeds.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Trial Design: RCBD             Establishment and Planting Date: June 17, 2003

 

 

 

 

Planted plot size: 8 X 24 feet.  Row Spacing: 6 inches.  Seeding rate:  10 lbs/a

 

 

 

 

Soil Type: Williams loam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No forage harvest in 2003. Clipped in early April 2004 before growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Date of 2004 Harvest: 1st cut on June 17; 2nd cut on July 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvested Plot Size:  80 ft2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLISTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER  -  2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALFALFA VARIETY

2nd Cutting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forage Quality

 

 

Plant

Forage

DM

Harvest

Protein

 

 

 

 

 

Height

Moist.

Yield

Stage

Crude

ADF

NDF

RFV

Brand

Variety

inches

%#

tons/a

*

- - - - - - - - - - - - - % - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America's Alfalfa

Ameristand 403T

23.8

73.0

 1.35

 3.9

21.6

30.2

35.1

155.5

REA Hybrids

REA 401T

22.0

73.3

 1.35

 3.3

21.8

30.2

35.8

154.8

Croplan Genetics

Legendary YPQ

20.1

72.8

 1.36

 4.6

22.3

28.4

34.0

165.5

Croplan Genetics

4M124

21.5

72.6

 1.57

 3.8

24.0

23.9

30.4

192.5

Croplan Genetics

Maxigraze GT

19.9

72.6

 1.25

 3.9

23.4

25.6

31.4

187.5

Kusemaul Seeds

Sustain

24.5

73.7

 1.34

 4.2

22.4

28.4

34.3

164.0

Kusemaul Seeds

Haymaker II Supreme

22.1

73.1

 1.28

 4.0

23.7

25.8

31.8

182.0

Public

Vernal

22.8

74.2

 1.37

 4.9

20.7

33.7

37.3

139.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXP MEAN

22.1

73.2

 1.36

 

22.5

28.3

33.8

167.7

 

C.V. %

10.4

 2.4

15.75

 

 6.1

14.8

 9.3

14.2

 

LSD 5%

  NS

  NS

   NS

 

 2.0

  NS

  NS

  NS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* - Mean Stage by Count (MSC) is a 10 stage scoring system used by producers.

 

 

 

 

     35 - 40 stems scored and averaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetative 

Early

0

Stem length <6 inches. No visable buds, flowers or pods.

 

 

Mid

1

Stem length 6-12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods.

 

 

Late

2

Stem length >12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods.

 

Bud

Early

3

1 - 2 nodes with visible buds.

 

 

 

 

Late

4

> 2 nodes with visible flowers.

 

 

 

Flowering

Early

5

1 node with open flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

> 1 node with open flower.

 

 

 

 

Seed Pod

Early

7

1-3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

 

 

 

Late

8

> 3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

 

 

 

Ripe

9

Nodes with mostly brown mature seeds.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Trial Design: RCBD             Establishment and Planting Date: June 17, 2003

 

 

 

 

Planted plot size: 8 X 24 feet.  Row Spacing: 6 inches.  Seeding rate:  10 lbs/a

 

 

 

 

Soil Type: Williams loam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No forage harvest in 2003. Clipped in early April 2004 before growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Date of 2004 Harvest: 1st cut on June 17; 2nd cut on July 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvested Plot Size:  80 ft2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLISTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER  -  2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALFALFA VARIETY

 

Total Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forage Yield

 

 

Relative

 

 

 

Dry Matter

Crude Protein

Feed Value (RFV)

 

 

 

1st cut

2nd cut

Total

1st cut

2nd cut

1st cut

2nd cut

 

Brand

Variety

- - - - - - - tons/a - - - - - - -

- - - - % - - - - -

- - - - % - - - - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America's Alfalfa

Ameristand 403T

 2.40

 1.35

 3.75

19.0

21.6

135.5

155.5

 

REA Hybrids

REA 401T

 2.40

 1.35

 3.75

18.5

21.8

129.5

154.8

 

Croplan Genetics

Legendary YPQ

 2.30

 1.36

 3.66

19.0

22.3

133.8

165.5

 

Croplan Genetics

4M124

 2.35

 1.57

 3.92

18.4

24.0

124.0

192.5

 

Croplan Genetics

Maxigraze GT

 2.39

 1.25

 3.64

19.0

23.4

135.0

187.5

 

Kusemaul Seeds

Sustain

 2.08

 1.34

 3.42

19.5

22.4

138.3

164.0

 

Kusemaul Seeds

Haymaker II Supreme

 2.33

 1.28

 3.61

18.9

23.7

132.0

182.0

 

Public

Vernal

 2.41

 1.37

 3.78

16.6

20.7

112.0

139.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 2.33

 1.36

 3.69

18.6

22.5

130.0

167.7

 

 

C.V. %

10.92

15.75

10.07

10.8

 6.1

 17.3

 14.2

 

 

LSD 5%

  NS

  NS

  NS

  NS

 2.0

  NS

  NS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trial Design: RCBD             Establishment and Planting Date: June 17, 2003

 

 

 

 

Planted plot size: 8 X 24 feet.  Row Spacing: 6 inches.  Seeding rate:  10 lbs/a

 

 

 

 

Soil Type: Williams loam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No forage harvest in 2003. Clipped in early April 2004 before growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Date of 2004 Harvest: 1st cut on June 17; 2nd cut on July 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvested Plot Size:  80 ft2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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