2002-2003 Small Grain Performance Tests Table of contents
The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia
Research Report Number 688
July 2003
Griffin, Georgia:
Rye Forage Performance, 2002-2003
Dry Matter Yield
Harvest Date Season Totals
Brand-Variety   12-09-02 2-19-03 3-04-03 3-24-03    2003* 2-Yr Avg
----------------------------------- lb/acre -----------------------------------
FLCNT1 Sel 509 328 522   945 2304 .
FLFayetteville Sel 792 333 213   955 2293 .
FLPL97P20 558 407 228 1035 2227 3924
Noble NF65 800 193 197 1438 2627 4743
FLBates Sel. 537 313 285 1104 2238 4027
FL96RP16-P1-C1 344 282 471 1072 2169 .
Bates 696 212 177 1468 2552 5006
Early Graze 536 322 219 1131 2208 4412
NF28 551 174 319 1381 2424 .
Wrens Abruzzi 357 289 332 1142 2120 3928
Oklon 667 106 171 1676 2620 4964
FLBDZA580 Sel 499 296 150   890 1834 .
Noble NF1 565 180 196 1278 2218 4447
Wintermore 587 142 132 1769 2629 5756
Pennington SPIRye 500 120 225 1274 2119 4874
FLNF94 Sel. 465 140 231 1101 1938 4198
Wrens 96 337 202 232 1202 1973 3806
Hancock 583   41 105   993 1721 4752
XR9909 446   88 173 1606 2313 4539
Gurley CGI90 529   68   93 1783 2472 .
Wintergrazer 70 317 205 115 1360 1997 4682
Gurley CGI88 466   72   58 1715 2311 .
Gurley CGI87 400   97   74 1712 2282 .
Spooner 379   73 102 1102 1655 .
Average 517 195 209 1297  22181 4537
LSD at 10% Level 250 88   N.S.2 222 404  N.S.
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 106 37 97 94   171 147
 
* Due to forage systems in Georgia and Florida, harvest season for rye ends on or about
  March 31st.
1.  C.V. = 15.4%, and df for EMS = 69.
2.  The F-test indicated no statistical difference at the alpha = 0.10 probability level; therefore a
     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 9, 2002.
Seeding Rate: 36 seed/foot in 7" rows.
Soil Type: Pacolet sandy clay loam.
Soil Test: P = Low, K = High, and pH = 6.4.
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: Chisel plowed, disked, and minitilled.
Previous Crop: Fallow.
Test conducted by P. A. Rose.