2005 & 2006 Tall Fescue Harvest – Chilliwack (Doug Rutley Farm)
|Cultivar||2005 Total||2006||2005 & 2006
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CV = Coefficient of variation
LSD = Least significant difference
n/a = In November 2006 UMTF plots were over-run with volunteer grasses or weeds.
BARCEL was used as the check cultivar.
Site Information: The site is located in East Chilliwack. The site has a Matsqui series soil, described as an eluviated brunisol, well drained and derived from medium textured, stone-free, Fraser Valley floodplain deposits. The surface texture is silt loam or loam. Sand is often present in the sub-soil.
Design: Randomized complete block design with four replicates.
Plot Size: 4′ by 20′
Harvest Area: 2′ by 20′
Seeding: Broadcast – seeded
Fertilizer: In 2005 fertilizer was applied to plots prior to cuts 1, 2, 3 and 4, at 100, 75, 50 and 50 kg N ha-1 respectively. In 2006 fertilizer was applied to plots prior to cuts 1, 2, and 3, at 100, 75, and 50 kg N ha-1 respectively.
Weed Control: A mixture of 2,4-D, Mecoprop, and Dicamba was applied to the plots in July in 2005 and in May and August 2006.
Irrigation: The plots received no irrigation.
NOTE: Tall Fescue was planted at the Rutley Farm in the spring of 2004 to replace poorly established tall fescue planted at the Hylkema Farm in the spring of 2003.