2012 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial

Results of the Penn State 2012 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial.
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2012 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial

Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org

Annual Ryegrass
VarietySpeciesCut 1Cut 2Cut 3TotalCP %NDFd 30
BarhertaItalian Ryegrass1.852.391.836.0820.956.7
Barmultra IIItalian Ryegrass1.832.401.796.0222.154.0
BruiserRyegrass/ Diploid2.112.311.545.9622.455.3
BarextraItalian Ryegrass1.912.191.725.8220.755.2
KB Royal ARGRyegrass2.302.071.395.7622.052.3
Bar LMF 9740Annual Ryegrass1.702.141.905.7320.751.3
MarshallRyegrass1.862.291.575.7122.754.6
BardeltaItalian Ryegrass1.822.101.705.6320.655.6
FLX 1995Ryegrass/Tetraploid1.732.231.675.6322.654.8
IS-LWT 12 4nRyegrass/tetraploid2.091.981.485.5522.551.0
UnavoltaItalian Ryegrass1.512.221.815.5421.254.1
MolRyegrass/ Diploid2.091.971.465.5221.051.6
Feast IIItalian Ryegrass1.732.101.535.3622.151.9
IS-LWT 14 4nRyegrass/tetraploid1.832.021.415.2722.452.5
IS-LWT 13 4nRyegrass/tetraploid1.541.971.655.1720.352.4
EXP B-4 1366Ryegrass/ Diploid1.612.051.465.1322.654.8
Tillage RootMaxRyegrass/ Diploid1.871.921.285.0722.852.0
Mean1.952.131.595.6221.753.5
LSD (.05)0.580.240.290.58
CV (%)18.38.110.67.4
Blends
VarietySpeciesCut 1Cut 2Cut 3TotalCP %NDFd 30
King's MixItalian Ryegrass/ clovers2.562.021.956.5319.849.1
Tritcale plusTriticale (815@66%+33% ARG)3.201.981.356.5317.345.2
BristolRadish/Rootmax1.612.521.465.5925.156.5
Indy BlendRadish/Rootmax/Crimson Clover2.181.961.315.4523.053.4
Mean2.392.121.526.0321.351.0
LSD (.05)0.610.550.290.87
CV (%)15.116.411.78.8
Cereals
VarietySpeciesCut 1Cut 2Cut 3TotalCP %NDFd 30
Trical 141Triticale3.243.2414.948.3
Tical 336Triticale3.243.2415.347.9
Trical 815Triticale2.912.9116.950.1
W1566Wheat2.552.5516.544.3
AroostookRye2.352.3516.347.1
FS 950Barley2.262.2615.548.5
FS 501Barley1.611.6117.555.8
Mean2.602.6016.148.9
LSD (.05)0.920.92
CV (%)2020
Overall values
for all varieties in trial
Cut 1
Cut 2
Cut 3
Total
CP %
NDFd 30
Mean2.112.131.564.7321.751.7
LSD (.05)0.660.30.290.7
CV (%)19.310.611.158.19
  • Planted on September 19, 2011
  • Harvest was based on maturity and took place at late boot stage.
  • First cutting started on April 25 and continued till 5/4.
  • Second cutting concluded on 5/24 and third cutting concluded on 6/20.
  • Rankings are based on the total yields.