2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial

Results of the Penn State 2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial.
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2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2014-15 Penn State Annual ryegrass multi-cut.
VarietySpeciesHarvest
Dates
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 1
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 2
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 3
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Total
Spring
Stand
First
Cut
Analysis
CP (&)
First
Cut
Analysis
30-hr
NDFd
MarshallRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.212.560.945.719819.472.5
M2CVSRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.162.471.005.639719.770.5
M01Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.222.081.195.509722.571.0
ME-4*Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.312.120.915.349820.170.5
ME-94*Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.162.101.045.309619.470.5
KodiakRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.052.260.895.209821.773.5
MeroaItalian5/4, 5/26, 6/162.061.781.305.139422.072.5
RibeyeRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.021.971.105.099525.475.5
FriaRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.952.150.955.069520.273.0
Bar ExtraItalian5/4, 5/26, 6/161.812.041.155.009623.677.5
McKinleyRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.081.881.024.989719.975.0
RootmaxRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.932.080.964.979820.469.0
TetraPrimeItalian5/4, 5/26, 6/161.722.320.914.959522.978.0
LMT 15Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.762.210.924.909621.074.5
NelsonRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.822.200.864.889624.979.0
JacksonRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.081.910.884.879821.070.5
Green2.161.770.874.8199
FarmRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/1622.165.5
KospeedRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/162.181.770.854.809922.270.5
BarprismaItalian5/4, 5/26, 6/161.851.761.144.749622.871.0
LonestarRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.891.790.954.649621.870.0
KowinearlyRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.971.640.864.479724.473.0
Tam 90Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.821.720.924.479721.271.0
GO-FLN2*Ryegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.741.740.954.439822.671.0
BillRyegrass5/4, 5/26, 6/161.551.790.924.269624.677.5
Mean1.921.981.014.919721.973.1
LSD (.05)0.320.340.260.54
CV%11.8612.1318.527.90

*experimental varieties

2014-15 Penn State Annual ryegrass single-cut
VarietySpeciesHarvest DatesDM Yield
(tons/acre)
Total
Spring
Stand
First
Cut
Analysis
CP (%)
First
Cut
Analysis
30-hr
NDFd
Bar ExtraItalian18-May3.829816.359.5
JacksonRyegrass11-May3.669815.959.0
RibeyeRyegrass11-May3.639718.063.5
CenturionItalian18-May3.399713.257.0
BarprismaItalian18-May2.949814.154.5
MarshalRyegrass18-May2.939613.755.0
NelsonRyegrass11-May2.889817.064.5
TetraPrimeItalian18-May2.739717.160.5
Mean3.229716.059.6
LSD (.05)0.54
CV%11.58

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 19, 2014
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Stand score based on a scale of 1 to 100. A 100 is considered to be a perfect stand.
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 25 total entries (multi-cut).
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.
2014-15 Penn State Short-season cereals forage trial.
VarietySpeciesHarvest DateDM (tons/acre) TotalSpring StandFirst Cut Analysis CP (%)First Cut Analysis 30-hr NDFd
BrasettoRye11-May4.629718.155
TractionTriticale18-May4.249713.551
Trical 815Triticale12-May4.059817.861
Hy OctaneTriticale13-May4.029514.755.5
Trical 336Triticale13-May3.93961559
Mean3.87971657.3
LSD (.05)0.49
CV%8.83

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 19, 2014
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Stand score based on a scale of 1 to 100. A 100 is considered to be a perfect stand.
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 25 total entries (multi-cut).
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.
2014-15 Penn State Short-season forage mixes.
Variety (multi-cut)SpeciesHarvest
Dates
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 1
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 2
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Cut 3
DM
Yield
(t/ac)
Total
Spring
Stand
First
Cut
Analysis
CP (&)
First
Cut
Analysis
30-hr
NDFd
Triticale Plus60% triticale
40% annual ryegrass
5/4, 5/26, 6/162.091.610.904.609922.969.5
Mean4.489922.969.5
LSD (.05)0.65
CV%8.43
Variety (single cut)SpeciesHarvest
Dates
DM
Yield
(tons/acre)
Total
Spring
Stand
First
Cutting
Analysis
CP (%)
First
Cutting
Analysis
30-hr
NDFd
Kings' Soil Builder Plus66.7 TriCal, Crimson clover, Hairy vetch, Annual ryegrass, Diakon radish5/134.669819.264.0
Triticale Plus60% triticale
40% annual ryegrass
5/133.779814.359.0
Mean16.861.5
LSD (.05)
CV%

CV - coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 19, 2014
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Stand score based on a scale of 1 to 100. A 100 is considered to be a perfect stand.
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 25 total entries (multi-cut).
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.