2005 Perennial Ryegrass Harvest – Agassiz
|Dry Matter Yield (tonnes/ha)|
|early maturing cultivars|
|intermediately maturing cultivars|
|late maturing cultivars|
CV= Coefficient of variation
LSD=Least significant difference
Bastion, Rosalin and Condesa were used as check cultivars
*NSD=F tests indicate no significant differences between yields at alpha = 0.05
Site Information: The site is located at the Pacific Agriculture Research Centre in Agassiz. The site has a Monroe series soil, described as an Eutric Eluviated Brunisol, moderately well to well-drained and derived from medium-textured stone-free Fraser River deposits.
Design: Randomized complete block design with four replicates.
Plot Size: 5′ by 20′
Harvest Area: 2′ by 20′
Seeding: Broadcast seeded
Fertilizer: Fertilizer was applied to plots prior to cuts 1, 2, 3 and 4, at 100, 75, 50 and 50 kg N ha-1 respectively.
Weed Control: Dyvel was applied to the plots in April.
Irrigation: Sprinklers irrigated the plots for a couple of hours each day during the last weeks of August.