2017-2018 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial

Results of the Penn State 2017-2018 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial located at the Penn State Agronomy Farm, Centre County.
2017-2018 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles

Updated: August 7, 2018

Annual Ryegrass (multi-cut)

DM Yield tons/acreFirst CuttingSecond CuttingStand
Variety11-May1-Jun21-JunTotalCP%NDFD 30TTNDFDCP%NDFD 30TTNDFD20-Mar
ME4*2.491.731.185.3920.2797319.1605197
KB Exp 16-421*2.381.901.075.3622.4817218.5675696
Marshall2.451.701.035.1820.5797219.1665597
Kodiak1.972.091.075.1322.8786816.2625293
Mckinley2.281.731.065.0723.1817119.8645498
Ribeye2.131.801.075.0122.4797121.2635494
KB Exp 15-381*2.042.040.925.0021.5807120.7665598
KB Supreme2.021.841.084.9422.2807119.7645394
M2CVS*1.961.731.244.9220.6807218.6635392
Jackson2.031.751.114.8921787217.9625293
ME-94*2.071.790.874.7222.3807017.0655595
WMWL*2.021.890.814.7221.6797017.7625294
BAR LM 16168-3*1.791.921.004.7124.1837319.0635492
KB Royal2.251.740.704.7020.3766718.6625193
PST-3G16*1.391.811.174.3723.9847317.5675687
BAR LM 16168-1*1.861.610.844.3024.4837518.6615094
Nelson1.401.840.994.2325.4878018.7645386
BAR LM 17503*1.371.731.104.2125.9837519.4675671
Andes1.381.740.924.0424.2847519.2665578
PPG-LWT 105*1.211.781.044.0426.3837518.9655680
BAR LM 17425*1.271.701.064.0328.6817420.7655561
BAR LM 17538*1.131.920.903.9527877920.0675761
Maximus1.231.710.963.9125.9847918.7625273
Jumbo1.171.631.013.8024.5827821.7655664
BAR LM 17514*1.171.520.993.6924.1807419.5655463
Hercules1.281.540.823.6424.5857919.7645471
Barextra1.161.450.863.4727877820.9706064
BAR LM 17534*1.101.620.713.4326.2848120.6655459
BAR LM 17477*0.741.480.783.0026.2807519.9665660
Mean1.681.750.984.4023.881.673.819.264.354.182.6
LSD (.05)0.290.320.220.49
CV%12.2312.6715.7811.90

*not commercially available
CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Details:

  • Planted September 22, 2017
  • 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 29 total entries.
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.

Annual Ryegrass (single-cut)

DM T/AStand
VarietyCut dateTotalCP%NDFD 30TTNDFD20-Mar
Marshall15-May3.0520.3746297
Jackson18-May2.1822.7736092
Nelson15-May2.0422.5766691
PST-3G16*17-May1.9319.5695990
PPG-LWT 105*18-May1.9121.5716089
Mean2.2221.372.761.591.7
LSD (.05)8.99
CV%0.11

*not comercially available
CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Details:

  • Planted September 22, 2017
  • 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 5 total entries.
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.

Short-Season Cereals

DM T/A
VarietySpeciesCut dateTotalCP%NDFD30TTNDFD
BCT 17003*Triticale17-May4.2317.56454
BCT 17001*Triticale14-May3.8019.87060
HyOctaneTriticale17-May3.6819.86756
TractionTriticale18-May3.6718.86557
FredroTriticale17-May3.5918.76455
ThundercaleTriticale17-May3.4818.06453
BCT 15509*Triticale17-May3.4520.46657
Trical Exp 08TF01*Triticale17-May3.4021.56755
BCT 15513*Triticale18-May3.3819.97058
Trical Gainer 154Triticale15-May3.3520.56657
KWS BinnttoRye9-May3.2822.27359
KWS ProgasRye9-May3.1521.77361
Trical Flex 719Triticale15-May3.1120.96556
KWS PropowerRye9-May3.1121.57359
Trical Exp 30113*Triticale14-May3.1020.26859
Short Beard ThunderTriticale14-May3.0721.07363
Trical Exp 917*Triticale15-May3.0622.06958
Exp 508*Triticale14-May3.0521.07158
ArciaTriticale14-May2.9721.47262
KWS BrasettoRye9-May2.9222.17462
Tricale 813Triticale14-May2.8821.17161
BCT 17002*Triticale14-May2.8222.27261
AroostookRye8-May2.6421.06465
Mean3.2620.66958
LSD (.05)0.25
CV%10.08

*not comercially available
CV = coefficient of variation
LSD = least significant difference

Details:

  • Planted September 22, 2017
  • 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 24 total entries.
  • Means are LSMeans derived from statistical analysis.
  • Rankings are based on total yields.

Mixes

VarietyCut dateTotalCP%NDFD 30TTNDFDStand
King's Soil Builder Plus15-May2.9322.3675798

Ingredients: Triticale, crimson clover, hairy vetch, annual ryegrass, Daikon radish

Details:

  • Planted September 22, 2017
  • 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.