2000 Tall Fescue Trial
Louis Schurmann, Sumas Prairie
|2002 Dry Matter Yield (kg/ha)|
|Cultivar or Strain||Cut 1 16-May||Cut 2 21-Jun||Cut 3 23-Jul||Cut 4 28-Aug||Cut 5 2-Oct||Total||%Check|
1 Lifara is a variety of meadow fescue
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 Abbotsford. Medium and some moderately fine-textured, stone-free, local stream deposits are the parent material of the soils. Surface, subsurface and subsoil textures range from silt loam to silty clay loam. Sand is usually present at depths below at least 1 meter.
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.