2000 Orchardgrass Trial
Louis Schurmann, Sumas Prairie
|2001 Dry Matter Yield (kg/ha)|
|Cultivar or Strain||Cut 1 9-May||Cut 2 13-Jun||Cut 3 18-Jul||Cut 4 27-Aug||Cut 5 11-Oct||Total||% of Potomac|
Don Bates, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3
Tel: 604 556-3085
Fax: 604 556-3117
Site Information: The trial is located east of Chilliwack. The soils are derived from floodplain deposits of the Fraser River. The general profile textures are silt loam to very fine sandy loam, with minor variation to silty clay loam. Below a depth of 20 inches, strata are often of coarser texture.
Design: Randomized complete block with four replicates.
Plot Size and Harvest Area:
1.2 m by 6 m and 0.6 m by 5 m respectively;
Broadcast – seeded
Fertilizer: Fertilized according to soil test in spring, then with 40-0-0 (5 1/2S) at 190 kg/ha after each of the first four cuts.
Weed Control: 2,4-D and Mecoprop applied April 20th
Irrigation: None, but rainfall was received regularly through the growing season except for most of July which was hot and dry.