2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial

Results of the Penn State 2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial.
2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles

Updated: July 5, 2017

2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
Annual Ryegrass (multi-cut)
VarietySpeciesDm
Yield t/ac
2-May
Dm
Yield t/ac
23-May
Dm
Yield t/ac
13-Jun
Dm
Yield t/ac
Total
First Cutting
CP%
First Cutting
NDFD 30
Second Cutting
CP%
Second Cutting
NDFD 30
Third Cutting
CP%
Third Cutting
NDFD 30
ME4*Ryegrass3.661.121.556.3414.77720.88414.756
MarshallRyegrass3.401.011.415.8314.36619.78516.358
MeroaItalian2.681.381.755.8118.26818.17818.563
CenturionRyegrass3.051.041.575.6514.76920.58514.358
MckinleyRyegrass3.031.001.585.6115.46623.28814.154
JacksonRyegrass3.201.041.365.6015.56519.78417.656
Bar LM 15427*2.551.211.835.5918.16819.88516.961
AllegroItalian2.421.331.755.501664188414.959
DLFPS-LWT27*2.530.981.985.5018.76626.28917.460
Bar LM 15425*2.481.241.555.2717.86917.88417.261
AttainRyegrass2.661.041.565.2616.86619.9831657
Bar LM 15426*2.401.171.675.2415.86719.38316.261
Grasshancer 100WItalian2.850.881.485.22156321.68614.455
NelsonRyegrass2.461.041.675.1616.96619.58217.257
Bar LM 15371*2.371.281.505.1518.66519.1811660
FriaRyegrass2.870.891.375.1315.46620.98516.155
M2CVS*2.701.071.335.1115.16419.58415.658
PPG-LMT 102*1.621.591.895.1023.16717.38220.466
KodiakRyegrass2.650.931.465.0516.86623.68515.460
TetraPrimeItalian1.561.751.614.9318.56818.5841764
Barmultra IIItalian1.941.321.664.9318.86718.98118.361
ME-94*2.700.991.234.9213.25918.88517.555
MO-1Ryegrass2.860.831.174.8614.96624.38715.555
KoWinearlyItalian2.680.881.224.78186721.88314.656
KospeedItalian2.780.841.114.7319.35919.98216.356
AndesRyegrass2.070.971.554.5917.67026.38918.561
PPG-TAR 113* cut 5/9, 6/61.881.75N/A3.6317.3641469NANA
Mean2.591.131.535.2016.86620.38416.459
LSD (.05)0.400.190.270.63
CV%11.0911.7512.528.66

*Experimental varieties not currently marketed

Annual Ryegrass (single-cut)
VarietySpeciesCut dateDm T/A
Total
CP%NDFD 30
CenturionRyegrass13-May5.0612.577
BAR LM 15426*13-May4.4213.374
MarshallRyegrass11-May4.3012.673
JacksonRyegrass11-May4.2113.472
TetraprimeItalian16-May4.0617.376
Barmultra IIItalian13-May3.8314.773
NelsonRyegrass11-May3.8014.172
BAR LM 15427*11-May3.6615.174
BAR LM 15425*11-May3.3915.877
BAR LM 15371*11-May3.3813.877
Mean4.0114.375
LSD (.05)0.21
CV%3.72

*Experimental varieties not currently marketed

CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 18, 2015
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 27 total entries (multi-cut) and 10 total entries (single-cut).
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.
Short-Season Cereals
VarietySpeciesCut dateDM
T/A
Total
CP%NDFD 30
505*Triticale9-May4.6211.474
Trical 815Triticale6-May4.1515.577
504*Triticale9-May4.1315.377
154Triticale2-May4.0314.769
Trical 336†Triticale6-May3.9414.972
511*Triticale9-May3.9314.774
501*Triticale6-May3.7314.175
503*Triticale11-May3.6713.276
Traction†Triticale6-May3.6614.775
Hy Octane†Triticale2-May3.5915.777
502*Triticale2-May3.3917.280
BoltTriticale2-May3.2717.173
509*Triticale2-May2.9417.479
Rye check VNSRye29-Apr2.7518.678
508*Triticale2-May2.6215.273
512*Triticale2-May2.5214.774
513*Triticale9-May2.461274
510*Triticale2-May2.4415.977
BCWR15WR1*Rye29-Apr2.2421.181
Mean3.5415.475
LSD (.05)0.41
CV%8.32

*Experimental varieties not currently marketed.
†Entered twice in trial - yield and quality results shown are an average of the two outcomes.

CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 18, 2015
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 22 total entries.
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.
Cover Crop Mixes (single-cut)
VarietySpeciesHarvest
Date
DM
T/A
Total
CP%NDFD 30
Soil Builder Plus
Mix2-May3.6918.779
FS Cover 2
Mix9-May3.1114.456
Mean3.4116.668
LSD (.05)
ns
CV%15.45
Mixes/Clover/Hairy Vetch (multi-cut)
VarietySpeciesHarvest
Dates
DM
Yield
t/a
cut 1
DM
Yield
t/a
cut 2
DM
Yield
t/a
cut 3
DM
Yield
t/a
cut
Total
1st
Cut
CP%
1st
Cut
NDFD 30
2nd
Cut
CP%
2nd
Cut
NDFD 30
3rd
Cut
CP%
3rd
Cut
NDFD 30
FS Cover 1
Mix5/2, 5/23, 6/13
2.541.292.226.05176721.28115.957
FS Cover 4
Mix5/2, 5/23, 6/132.131.181.885.1919.96722.68212.858
Purple Bounty
Hairy Vetch
5/13, 6/13
2.230.82NA3.0523.87123.569
SunUpClover5/16, 6/13
1.270.87NA2.1322.5452055
FS Cover 3
Mix5/16, 6/17
0.610.65NA1.2525.75919.264
BorderClover16-May0.65NANA0.6524.470NANA
Mean1.570.962.053.0522.26321.38414.3558
LSD (.05)
0.340.200.280.37
CV%14.2513.33
5.967.79

CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

  • Planted September 18, 2015
  • Yields (tons per acre DM basis)
  • Grand Mean, CV and LSD values represent 22 total entries.
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.