2000 Perennial Ryegrass Trial1
Adrian Maljaars, Chilliwack
|2001 Dry Matter Yield (kg/ha)|
|Cultivar or Strain||Cut 1 4-May||Cut 2 12-Jun||Cut 3 13-Jul||Cut 4 15-Aug||Cut 5 2-Oct||Total|
1 Cultivars are not separated into maturity groups. When a second year (2002) of heading date information is recorded, this will be done and varieties can be compared to the appropriate check.
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 southeast of Chilliwack. The soils are derived from floodplain deposits of the Fraser, Chilliwack and Vedder Rivers. The average surface texture is silty clay loam, but variations to silt loam and silty clay loam exist.
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 and May 23rd.
Irrigation: Farmer applied about one inch of water on July 11th and another one inch on August 13th; at other times of the growing season, fairly regular rainfall was received.