2013 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial

Results of the Penn State 2013 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial.
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2013 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial
Annual Ryegrass Multiple Cut
VarietySpeciesHarvest DatesDM Yield (t/ac) Cut 1DM Yield (t/ac) Cut 2DM Yield (t/ac) Cut 3DM Yield (t/ac) TotalSpring StandFirst Cut Analysis CP %First Cut Analysis 30-hr NDFd
M2cvsRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.263.120.835.229524.683.9
ME4Ryegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.192.710.944.849226.781.5
RootmaxRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.973.130.654.759528.584.9
LWD 9Ryegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.923.030.74.659428.184.8
KB SupremeRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.942.890.774.69528.281.3
FoxItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.882.760.944.589528.679.3
MO-1Ryegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.122.730.734.589626.183.1
BarelliItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.852.910.764.529727.979.8
BarhertaItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.862.710.944.519727.881.4
FriaRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.062.660.754.479627.282.9
Barmultra IIItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.912.560.954.429028.280.1
BardeltaItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.812.51.024.339328.776.5
ME-94Ryegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.012.480.834.329028.879.9
NelsinRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.672.730.744.147629.279.7
BarprismaItalian5-2, 5-22, 6-120.782.480.864.12932879.4
HerculesRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.642.40.913.958329.777.8
DH-3Ryegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.812.350.693.858627.280
MarshallRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-121.041.970.683.699426.180.2
KB RoyalRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.772.130.73.619027.679.1
JacksonRyegrass5-2, 5-22, 6-120.712.030.783.528728.777.7
Mean0.912.61
0.81
4.33
92
LSD (.05)0.21
0.41
0.25
0.525.6
CV (%)15.8
11.3
21.2
8.75.8

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Annual Ryegrass Single Cut
VarietySpeciesCut DateDM (tons/ac) TotalSpring Stand
First Cut Analysis CP %First Cut Analysis 30-hr NDFd
BarprismaItalian5-16,1.77 9518.975.5
BarelliItalian5-16,1.73 9618.576.2
MarshallRyegrass5-16,1.73 9517.573.8
BarhertaItalian5-16,1.59 9519.877.1
BardeltaItalian5-16,1.50 9216.974.5
HerculesRyegrass5-16,1.50 8121.575.9
Mean1.66 93 18.9 75.5
LSD (.05)0.187.5
CV (%)7.3
5.4

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Short-season Cereals forage trial
VarietySpeciesHarvest DateDM (tons/acre) TotalSpring StandFirst Cut Analysis CP %First Cut Analysis 30-hr NDFd
HuronRye5-16,3.079521.380.6
Trical 141Triticale5-16,2.989714.175.9
EXP 4WTriticale5-16,2.979713.669.5
Trical 815Triticale5-16,2.909718.079.8
EXP 5BTriticale5-16,2.849618.175.3
Trical 336Triticale5-16,2.829616.475.4
EXP 3HTriticale5-16,2.819616.370.5
FridgeTriticale5-16,2.649416.678.8
Thunder Cal (EXP 2T)Triticale5-16,2.569815.071.3
Valor Barley5-13,2.509417.170.0
AroostoockRye5-2,2.429722.076.5
Fridge (EXP 1F)Triticale5-2,2.409815.575.3
Malabar Wheat5-13,2.009714.170.8
Mean
2.69 96 16.8 74.6
LSD (.05) 0.28 5.8
CV (%)
7.20 4.3

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Short-season forage mixes.
VarietySpeciesHarvest Dates DM (tons/acre) Cut 1DM (tons/acre) Cut 2DM (tons/acre) Cut 3DM (tons/acre) TotalSpring StandFirst Cut Analysis CP %First Cut Analysis 30-hr NDFd
PoconoFridge/Rmax/Rad/Crim C5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.783.110.614.508528.884.5
IndyRmax/Crim C/Radish5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.753.080.674.509428.582.2
BristolRmax/Radish5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.832.900.764.499729.181.1
Tritical/ Green SpritMix5-2, 5-22, 6-12,1.312.060.924.309827.081.8
Triticale PlusTriticale (815@66%+33% ARG)5-2, 5-22, 6-12,1.581.660.934.189824.079.4
Broadcaster5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.852.350.703.909328.878.3
Wheat plus5-2, 5-22, 6-12,1.131.730.763.619826.580.3
Holtwood5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.932.070.453.448430.186.1
Production Builder5-2, 5-22, 6-12,0.801.350.853.009129.983.5
TelledegaFridge/radish5-16,2.682.688917.476.8
CharlotteFridge/Rad/Crim C5-16,2.082.089016.481.7
Mean
1.25 2.26 0.74 3.7092
26.081.4
LSD (.05)
0.38 0.31 0.15 0.294.5
CV %
27.5 30.1 25.2 17.44.6
- Overall -
Mean 1.55 2.50.813.3493 23.6 78.7
LSD (.05)
0.45 0.220.27
0.59
3.91
CV %
17.518.2
24.4
12.21
3.01

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted on September 24, 2012
  • Rankings are based on the total yields.