The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia

Research Report Number 659
August 1999



Ryegrass

Tifton, Georgia:
Ryegrass Forage Performance, 1998-99

  Dry Matter Yield
  Harvest Date   Season Totals
Brand-Variety 12-8-98 1-7-99 1-27-99 2-15-99 3-10-99 4-1-99 4-19-99 5-28-99   1999 2-Yr Avg

  ------------------------------------------------------------ lb/acre -------------------------------------------------------
 
FLX1997G4N 922 1053 945 1249 1503 1699 770 1968   10107 8823
Marshall 878 994 804 1293 1525 1815 893 1626   9827 8679
Jackson 936 1031 917 1264 1525 1691 966 1481   9810 9014
FLS1998(NEW)4X 922 1053 992 1184 1394 1626 820 1743   9732 .
FLX1998(SII)LR 726 994 841 1169 1496 1903 799 1517   9444 .
 
Big Daddy 908 1111 961 1176 1554 1771 733 1205   9419 9091
Pennington Passerel Plus 712 915 806 1133 1322 1721 879 1873   9358 .
Rio 922 1038 902 1220 1430 1597 792 1314   9214 8406
WVPB F-11 603 799 874 1242 1474 1517 668 1982   9158 8620
Barenbrug Hercules 1031 944 767 1155 1365 1430 639 1815   9145 .
 
Surrey 922 987 861 1343 1539 1706 646 1133   9137 8510
Passerel 936 973 776 1206 1365 1525 775 1561   9116 8701
Pennington Beftone 922 951 837 1206 1358 1452 650 1728   9102 .
Olsen-Fennel Stampede 784 994 859 1285 1416 1684 770 1307   9099 .
FLX1998(NEW)2NLR 849 1002 933 1227 1474 1684 661 1234   9064 .
 
ME94 893 1038 784 1155 1372 1641 646 1525   9053 8556
So. States Southern Star 1002 1082 892 1176 1380 1561 683 1111   8885 .
Texas TXR97-3 828 966 842 1198 1474 1735 601 1016   8660 .
Barenbrug Ribeye 668 987 971 1256 1394 1655 654 1038   8623 .
Bounty 864 987 860 1148 1380 1633 588 1096   8556 8060
 
Rustmaster 733 922 831 1162 1409 1786 690 973   8505 8329
WVPB R-3 813 980 799 1198 1343 1634 639 958   8364 8052
Barenbrug Sirloin 849 1096 893 1169 1343 1561 581 857   8350 .
TAM 90 893 1016 978 1147 1271 1474 559 849   8187 7968
Lafayette 857 1082 964 1198 1322 1525 516 675   8137 7976
 
Common 995 1096 901 1111 1329 1568 509 545   8052 7997
Bulldog 668 878 809 1140 1176 1590 763 966   7989 .
Grazer 741 915 902 1278 1307 1503 494 371   7509 7600
Texas TXR96-3 625 842 697 1242 1314 1604 552 617   7493 .
FL4N 407 784 748 1220 1256 1278 617 1104   7414 7786
 
Average 827 984 865 1205 1394 1619 685 1240   88171 8363
LSD at 10% Level 147 100 141 104 117 159 206 197   552 535
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 62 42 60 44 50 68 88 84   235 228

1.  C.V. = 5.3%, and df for EMS = 87.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: October 26, 1998.
Seeding Rate: 50 lb/acre in 7" rows.
Soil Type: Tifton loamy sand.
Soil Test: P = High, K = Medium, and pH = 6.1.
Fertilization: Preplant: 40 lb N, 40 lb P2O5, and 40 lb K2O/acre.
  Topdress: 50 lb N/acre after 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th harvests.
Management: Moldboard plowed and bedded with rototiller.
Previous Crop: Sorghum x Sudan Forage
 
Test conducted by A. E. Coy and M. D. Pippin.



Plains, Georgia:
Ryegrass Forage Performance, 1998-99

    Dry Matter Yield
    Harvest Date   Season Totals
Brand-Variety   12-16-98 1-21-99 2-8-99 3-4-99 3-25-99 4-22-99 6-2-99   1999 2-Yr Avg

    ------------------------------------------------------------ lb/acre -------------------------------------------------------
 
Pennington Passerel Plus   886 429 871 1503 1554 2403 1314   8959 .
Olsen-Fennel Stampede   1002 509 857 1416 1438 2212 1358   8789 .
Passerel   799 392 748 1459 1423 2447 1387   8654 7893
Marshall   951 421 748 1430 1641 2302 1118   8610 7811
FLX1997G4N   879 385 929 1423 1387 2193 1380   8575 7836
 
Surrey   762 458 951 1575 1387 2135 1286   8553 7925
Rio   820 465 849 1467 1474 2127 1343   8545 7833
Lafayette 799 552 958 1452 1423 2243 1086   8513 7904
So. States Southern Star   907 552 886 1380 1438 2171 1162   8495 .
WVPB R-3   799 494 871 1459 1481 2113 1227   8444 7708
 
TAM 90   828 538 915 1372 1438 2236 1103   8428 7790
FLS1998(NEW)4X   871 436 915 1314 1358 2159 1365   8418 .
FLX1998(SII)LR   639 465 915 1452 1372 2091 1445   8379 .
Bounty 719 443 871 1546 1496 2149 1141   8365 7697
Barenbrug Ribeye   849 567 886 1438 1380 2100 1103   8321 .
 
Rustmaster   668 472 915 1554 1583 2142 957   8290 7477
Big Daddy   893 567 907 1358 1387 2186 957   8253 7895
Jackson   770 458 828 1481 1394 2069 1249   8247 7426
FLX1998(NEW)2NLR   770 487 857 1438 1423 2026 1213   8211 .
Common   857 661 1009 1220 1329 2106 987   8168 7474
 
ME94   791 414 871 1496 1409 2222 944   8146 7435
Texas TXR96-3   617 443 835 1634 1409 2230 958   8126 .
Texas TXR97-3   617 472 915 1503 1372 2200 900   7979 .
Bulldog   654 385 915 1546 1380 1968 908   7754 .
Barenbrug Sirloin   864 581 929 1256 1307 1953 849   7739 .
 
WVPB F-11   530 363 929 1380 1263 1902 1296   7664 7380
Pennington Beftone   886 523 951 1351 1285 1692 977   7663 .
Barenbrug Hercules   907 501 900 1227 1213 1605 1067   7420 .
Grazer   683 393 1023 1554 1206 1822 715   7395 6836
FL4N   465 327 770 1220 1169 1873 995   6818 7115
 
Average   783 472 891 1430 1394 2102 1126   81971 7614
LSD at 10% Level 146 74 86 102 117 244 209   368 354
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 62 32 36 44 50 104 89   156 150

1.  C.V. = 3.8%, and df for EMS = 87.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: October 22, 1998.
Seeding Rate: 50 lb/acre in 7" rows.
Soil Type: Greenville sandy clay loam.
Soil Test: P = Medium, K = High, and pH = 6.1.
Fertilization: Preplant: 59 lb N, 54 lb P2O5, and 27 lb K2O/acre.
  Topdress: 50 lb N/acre after 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th harvests.
Management: Subsoiled twice, prebedded and bedded with rototiller.
Previous Crop: Peanut.
 
Test conducted by A. E. Coy, M. D. Pippin, and R. R. Pines



Griffin, Georgia:
Ryegrass Forage Performance, 1998-99

    Dry Matter Yield
    Harvest Date   Season Totals
Brand-Variety   12-17-98 2-16-99 3-30-99 5-10-99   1999 2-Yr Avg

    --------------------------------------------- lb/acre ---------------------------------------
 
Marshall   1365 1136 2983 5004   10487 10409
Common   1715 1604 2972 4059   10348 10039
Texas TXR97-3   1177 1231 3409 4295   10112 .
Rustmaster   939 1187 3293 4615   10034 10005
FLX1997G4N   1427 1380 2529 4657   9993 10074
 
WVPB F-11   926 1084 2334 5618   9961 9457
FLS1998(NEW)4X   1074 1283 2973 4629   9959 .
FLX1998(SII)LR   1280 1222 3119 4205   9826 .
Barenbrug Hercules   1458 1188 3041 4132   9819 .
Barenbrug Sirloin   1261 1197 3159 4191   9808 .
 
FLX1998(NEW)2NLR   956 1141 2576 5029   9702 .
Olsen-Fennel Stampede   1101 1321 2906 4367   9694 .
Pennington Beftone   1357 1374 2743 4136   9610 .
TAM 90   1214 1187 2898 4233   9532 10367
Bulldog   934 851 3113 4569   9466 .
 
Jackson   1113 1135 2719 4492   9458 9617
Southern States Southern Star   1167 1354 2559 4264   9343 .
Lafayette 1346 1174 2784 4019   9323 9764
Big Daddy   1688 1325 2215 4092   9321 10009
WVPB R-3   1085 1287 2561 4360   9292 9826
 
Passerel   1092 860 2226 5100   9277 9422
Barenbrug Ribeye   818 1429 2839 4126   9212 .
Texas TXR96-3   759 1053 3162 4230   9203 .
ME94   1004 956 2991 4220   9171 9638
Pennington Passerel Plus   868 931 2777 4444   9020 .
 
Bounty 992 1270 2719 3857   8838 10416
Rio   1145 943 2398 4310   8796 9381
Grazer   856 1369 2879 3588   8692 9386
Surrey   1422 1387 2271 3333   8413 9210
FL4N   814 744 1759 4921   8238 9404
 
Average   1145 1187 2763 4370   94651 9790
LSD at 10% Level 322 226 501 740   966 N.S.2
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 136 96 213 314 410 332

1.  C.V. = 8.7%, and df for EMS = 87.
2.  The F-test indicated no statistical difference at the alpha = 0.1 probability level; therefore an LSD value was not calculated.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: October 5, 1998.
Seeding Rate: 50 lb/acre in 7" rows.
Soil Type: Appling coarse sandy loam.
Soil Test: P = Medium, K = Medium, and pH = 5.8.
Fertilization: Preplant: 49 lb N, 98 lb P2O5, and 147 lb K2O/acre.
  Topdress: 50 lb N/acre after 1st, 2nd, and 3rd harvests.
Management: Moldboard plowed and rototilled.
Previous Crop: Canola.
 
Test conducted by J. L. Day.



Statewide Summary:
Ryegrass Forage Performance, 1997-99
with Two- and Three-Year Averages

  Dry Forage Yield
  Tifton   Plains   Griffin   Statewide
Brand-Variety 1999 3-Year
Average
  1999 3-Year
Average
  1999 3-Year
Average
  1999 2-Year
Average
3-Year
Average

  ------------------------------------------------------------ lb/acre ------------------------------------------------------------
 
Barenbrug Hercules 9145 .   7420 .   9819 .   8795 . .
Barenbrug Ribeye 8623 .   8321 .   9212 .   8719 . .
Barenbrug Sirloin 8350 .   7739 .   9808 .   8632 . .
Big Daddy 9419 8658   8253 7178   9321 11245   8998 8998 9027
Bounty 8556 8000   8365 7043   8838 11213   8586 8724 8752
 
Bulldog 7989 .   7754 .   9466 .   8403 . .
Common 8052 7683   8168 6740   10348 11287   8856 8503 8570
FL4N 7414 .   6818 .   8238 .   7490 8102 .
FLS1998(NEW)4X 9732 .   8418 .   9959 .   9370 . .
FLX1997G4N 10107 .   8575 .   9993 .   9558 8911 .
 
FLX1998(NEW)2NLR 9064 .   8211 .   9702 .   8992 . .
FLX1998(SII)LR 9444 .   8379 .   9826 .   9216 . .
Grazer 7509 7535   7395 6255   8692 10430   7865 7941 8073
Jackson 9810 8635   8247 6805   9458 11220   9172 8685 8886
Lafayette 8137 7914   8513 7203   9323 11063   8658 8548 8727
 
ME94 9053 8378   8146 6888   9171 11653   8790 8543 8973
Marshall 9827 8288   8610 7119   10487 11957   9642 8966 9121
Olsen-Fennel Stampede 9099 .   8789 .   9694 .   9194 . .
Passerel 9116 8349   8654 7377   9277 11295   9016 8672 9007
Pennington Beftone 9102 .   7663 .   9610 .   8792 . .
 
Pennington Passerel Plus 9358 .   8959 .   9020 .   9112 . .
Rio 9214 8251   8545 7208   8796 11462   8852 8540 8974
Rustmaster 8505 .   8290 .   10034 .   8943 8603 .
So. States Southern Star 8885 .   8495 .   9343 .   8907 . .
Surrey 9137 8332   8553 7164   8413 11285   8701 8548 8927
 
TAM 90 8187 7821   8428 7075   9532 11845   8716 8708 8914
Texas TXR96-3 7493 .   8126 .   9203 .   8274 . .
Texas TXR97-3 8660 .   7979 .   10112 .   8917 . .
WVPB F-11 9158 .   7664 .   9961 .   8927 8486 .
WVPB R-3 8364 7844   8444 7126   9292 11378   8700 8529 8783
 
Average 8817 8130   8197 7014   9465 11333   8826 8589 8826
LSD at 10% Level 552 350   368 267   966 723   644 325 280
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 235 125   156 95   410 256   288 202 174

 
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).