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
Plains, Georgia:
Rye Forage Performance, 2002-2003
Dry Matter Yield
Harvest Date Season Totals Cold
Brand-Variety   3-12-03 4-03-03    2003* 2-Yr Avg   Damage1
------------------------ lb/acre ------------------------ %
Gurley CGI88 1302 1912 3214 4634 0
Early Graze 2196   980 3176 4361 0
Gurley CGI90 1107 1969 3076 4547 0
Gurley CGI87 1071 1788 2859 . 0
Bates 1823 1036 2858 4376 0
Wintermore 1643 1207 2850 4590 0
Pennington SPIRye 1434 1243 2677 4015 0
Oklon 1252 1389 2641 4322 0
XR9909 1316 1316 2632 4245 0
Wintergrazer 70 1198 1407 2605 4522 0
NF28 1207 1325 2532 . 0
Noble NF65 1643   882 2525 3996 0
FLBates Sel. 1871   540 2411 3583 0
Noble NF1 1425   980 2405 3979 0
FL96RP16-P1-C1 1121 1259 2379 . 0
Hancock   915 1368 2283 4067 0
FLFayetteville Sel 1570   708 2278 . 0
FLPL97P20 1325   944 2269 3549 0
Wrens 96   762 1507 2269 3657 0
Wrens Abruzzi 1134 1116 2251 3546 0
FLNF94 Sel. 1334   862 2196 3523 0
FLCNT1 Sel 1443   590 2033 . 0
FLBDZA580 Sel 1398   581 1979 . 0
Spooner   454 1116 1570 . 0
Average 1331 1168  24992 4089 0
LSD at 10% Level 373 237 347 257 -
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 158 100   147 109   -
             
*  Due to forage systems in Georgia and Florida, harvest season for rye ends on or about
   March 31st.
1.  Rated as percent of foliage damaged by low temperature.
2.  C.V. = 11.8%, and df for EMS = 69.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: November 21, 2002.
Seeding Rate: 36 seed/foot in 7" rows.
Soil Type: Greenville sandy loam.
Soil Test: P = Medium, K = Medium, and pH = 5.6.
Fertilization: Preplant: 59 lb N, 54 lb P2O5, and 27 lb K2O/acre.
Topdress: 40 lb N/acre after 1st harvest.
Management: Chisel plowed and rototilled.
Previous Crop: Peanuts.
Test conducted by A. E. Coy, M. D. Pippin, R. R. Pines, R. Burton, R. Brooke, and
T. L. Hancock.