The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
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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:
Evaluation of Sorghum Hybrids for Silage, 2002
Company or Hybrid Name Forage Yields Plant Dry 2-Yr. Avg
Brand Name   or Number Dry Green Height Matter Dry Yield
--- tons/acre --- in % tons/acre
NK              SS405          6.1 20.2 95.5 30 6.8
NK              NK300          6.0 17.4 55.5 35  . 
NK              1990           5.9 23.2 93.5 25  . 
Southland       Silo Master D  5.8 19.1 76.0 30 6.8
Moss            4Ever Green    5.7 24.7 88.0 23 7.0
Southland       Dairy Master B 5.6 17.7 80.0 31 6.2
SS              SS-85F         5.1 16.5 58.7 31 6.0
Seed Resource   Fame           4.8 14.0 61.0 34  . 
Southern States SS1515F        4.6 14.1 45.5 32  . 
Moss            Millennium BMR 4.4 14.0 78.0 31 5.5
Average                         5.41 18.1 73.2 30 6.4
LSD at 10% Level 0.9 2.6 6.2 2 0.8
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 0.4 1.1 2.6 1 0.3
1.  CV = 14.3% and df for EMS = 27.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: April 17, 2002.
Harvested: July 14, 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 cultiviation used for weed
control; Lorsban used for insect control.
Test conducted by A. E. Coy, M. D. Pippin, and J. L. Day.