The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia
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2002 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Grain Millet, and
Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests
Research Report Number 685
December 2002
Tifton, Georgia:
Pearl Millet Grain Hybrid Performance, 2002
Table 1.  Grain yield of pearl millet TifGrain 102 in 2002.
Weight
    Days to 50%
Anthesis
Plant
Height
Head
Length
Head Head 100
Seeds
Grain
Yield
gm cm gm lb/acre
Planting Date
4-16-02 47.9 104.6 22.7 10.31 0.44 0.70 2547
4-29-02 51.1 111.6 24.4 12.70 0.51 0.63 2867
5-13-02 50.2 112.4 23.5 12.50 0.52 0.65 2421
5-28-02 44.3   91.9 23.3 12.40 0.51 0.72 2796
6-10-02 45.2 117.1 27.7 14.30 0.51 0.74 3727
6-24-02 49.4 110.9 25.0 17.17 0.68 0.86 4454
7-08-02 45.5   99.8 22.0 12.11 0.54 0.71 2671
7-23-02 44.5 102.8 22.4   8.01 0.35 0.63 1831
5% LSD 0.3 2.4 0.5 1.20 0.04 0.04 362
Row Spacing
  7" 47.0 101.2 21.5 7.81 0.36 0.58 2592
14" 47.2 105.4 23.5 11.22 0.47 0.68 2984
21" 47.3 107.9 24.7 13.81 0.56 0.75 3134
36" 47.5 111.1 25.7 16.90 0.66 0.80 2902
5% LSD 0.2 1.7 0.3 0.85 0.03 0.03 256
Nitrogen Levels Applied
  75 lb/a 47.2 105.8 23.7 12.44 0.51 0.70 2862
125 lb/a 47.3 106.9 24.0 12.43 0.51 0.71 2940
5% LSD   0.1 1.2 0.2 0.60 0.02 0.02 125
Table 2.  Grain yield at 5 locations in Georgia in 2002.
Location Plant
Date
  Comments Weight
100 Seeds
Grain
Yield
      gm lb/acre
Blairsville 0.92 3743
Tifton - Main Station 5-08-02 Irrigation with sorghum 4156
Tifton - Lang Farm 4-15-02 Rescue irrigation 3100
Plains 4-06-02 Very dry soil conditions 1700
Plains 7-16-02 Very dry soil conditions 2465
Griffin 5-22-02 Very dry soil conditions 2372
Griffin 6-21-02 Very dry soil conditions 1984
Calhoun     5-15-02   Very dry soil conditions 2927
Tests conducted by W. W. Hanna, A. E. Coy, and P. A. Rose.