The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
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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:
Late-Planted Grain Sorghum Hybrid Performance, 2002
Nonirrigated
Company or
Brand Name
Hybrid Yield1 2-Year
Average
Yield
Test
Wt.
50%
Bloom2
Plant
Ht.
Lodging Disease3 Bird
Damage
bu/acre bu/acre lb/bu days in % rating %
Pioneer           83G66          48.0  66.1  56.1 64 41   0 1 .
Seed Resource     SR522          41.7    .   54.6 63 36   0 1 .
Southland         RS280E         36.2  67.2  61.9 66 49   0 1 .
DeKalb            DKS54-00       33.8  59.8  48.4 66 46   0 1 .
Seed Resource     SR544          33.3    .   50.2 65 44   3 1 .
Asgrow            Missile        33.1  61.5  49.9 63 42   0 1 .
DeKalb            DKS51-90       32.3  49.6  42.3 65 44   5 1 .
Asgrow            A571           32.0  49.8  42.3 61 41 20 2 .
FL                FSR2           28.9    .   53.6 71 48   0 1 .
Southland         Y360           28.8  49.5  42.0 63 47 13 2 .
SS                SS800          27.8  37.6  42.5 60 38 40 3 .
NK                NK8828         27.3    .   51.0 69 47   0 1 .
DeKalb            DK53           25.9  44.2  49.6 69 43   0 1 .
DynaGro          X1753          25.7    .   46.7 61 37 76 4 .
NK                X654           23.9    .   42.8 61 41   5 1 .
NK                K73-J6         22.9  49.0  38.5 61 37   8 1 .
FL                FSR1           22.8    .   53.9 71 50   0 1 .
CSC X1464          22.5    .   41.0 62 40 54 3 .
DynaGro          X1763          20.8    .   36.1 62 42 48 3 .
Pennington        Penngrain Dr   19.5  30.5  37.0 60 38 65 4 .
CSC               X3064          19.4    .   37.1 62 39 60 4 .
DynaGro          X1754          18.6    .   33.2 61 40 60 4 .
NK                KS524          18.0    .   33.7 54 37 83 5 .
CSC               1481           17.6    .   32.2 61 39 57 4 .
SS                SS-650         14.8  20.1  30.7 63 41 28 2 .
Average                           27.04  48.7  44.3 63 42 25 2 .
LSD at 10% Level  7.2  11.7  6.3 2 4 21 1
Std. Err. of Entry Mean  3.0  4.9  2.7 1 2 9 1  
1.  Yields calculated at 14% moisture.
2.  Days from planting to 50% bloom.
3.  Rated 1 = resistant to 5 = susceptible to foliar diseases.
4.  CV = 22.6% and df for EMS = 72.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected
LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: July 12, 2002.
Harvested: October 28, 2002.
Seeding Rate: 150,000 seed/acre in 30" rows.
Soil Type: Tifton loamy sand.
Soil Test: P = Low, K = Medium, and pH = 6.0.
Fertilization: Preplant:  80 lb N, 80 lb P2O5, and 80 lb K2O/acre.  Sidedress:  58 lb N/acre.
Previous Crop: Grain sorghum.
Management: Subsoiled and bedded, rototilled; Aatrex, Permit, and one cultivation used for weed control;
Lorsban used for insect control.
Test conducted by A. E. Coy, M. D. Pippin, and J. L. Day.