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Yield Trial Data

Belleville, Jefferson County:  Warm Season Highest Five Yields

Sown May 14, 2007

      2010 2009 2008
      12-Oct 22-Oct 17-Sep
Variety: Species   Yield Yield Yield
Cave-in-rock (07-338) switchgrass   4.26 3.61 1.99
Blackwell switchgrass   4.12 3.86 2.27
Rumsey  indiangrass   4.04 3.18 1.35
Mixtures 3 Cave-in-Rock/Pete   4.01 3.46 1.33
Shawnee switchgrass   3.96 3.12 1.38
           
Summary Statistics:   Average   3.01 2.52 1.25
           
  F-entries   9.82** 8.86** 4.60**
  LSD(.05)   0.81 0.76 0.70
  CV(%)   23.4 26.3 44.4
Notes:           
** Significant at 0.01          
Cave-in-Rock lot no. 07-338 was stratified prior to planting    
Summary statistics based upon full trial data: 24 entries replicated 6 times.
Yield = dry tons/acre          

 

Big Flats, Chemung County: Warm Season Highest Five Yields

Sown May 27, 2007

      2010 2009 2008
      13-Oct 14-Oct 24-Sep
Variety Species   Yield Yield Yield
Mixtures 3 Cave-in-Rock/
Pete
  5.21 4.85 2.60
Cave-in-rock (07-302) switchgrass   5.02 4.80 2.77
Shawnee switchgrass   5.01 5.19 2.54
Cave-in-rock (07-338) switchgrass   4.63 4.72 3.25
Shelter switchgrass   4.63 4.23 2.30
           
Summary Statistics:   Average   2.70 3.00 1.78
           
  F-entries   16.10** 14.09** 8.56**
  LSD(.05)   1.05 0.95 0.66
  CV(%)   33.9 27.7 29.4
Notes:          
** Significant at 0.01          
*Cave-in-Rock lot no. 07-338 was stratified prior to planting  
Yield = dry tons/acre          
Summary statistics based upon full trial data: 24 entries replicated 6 times.

 

Ithaca, Tompkins County:  Warm Season Highest Five Yields

Sown May 22, 2007

      2010 2010   2009   2008
      25-Oct 25-Oct   23-Sep   24-Sep
Variety Species   Yield (No N) Yield (N)   Yield (No N)   Yield (No N)
Kanlow switchgrass   4.61 6.11   6.45   4.33
Cave-in-rock (07-302) switchgrass   4.89 5.18   6.50   4.49
Mixtures 1 Cave-in-Rock/Bonanza   4.42 5.46   6.60   4.61
Mixtures 3 Cave-in-Rock/Pete   5.33 4.35   6.75   5.03
Atlantic coastal panic grass   3.99 5.62   5.37   3.86
                 
Summary Statistics Average   3.23 3.48   4.12   3.02
                 
  F-entries   12.42** 13.48**   29.46**   40.47**
  LSD(.05)   1.16 1.08   1.00   0.61
  CV(%)   21.9 18.9   21.2   17.6
Notes:                
** Significant at 0.01                
*Cave-in-Rock lot no. 07-338 was stratified prior to planting        
Yield = dry tons/acre                
Summary statistics based upon full trial data: 24 entries replicated     
3 replications fertilized, 3 replications unfertilized.          

 

Ithaca, Tompkins County:  Cool Season

Sown May 22, 2007

    2010     2009   2008
  24-Jun 25-Oct Total   Total   Total
Entry Yield Yield Yield   Yield   Yield
Alkar Wheatgrass 2.33 0.64 2.97   4.15   4.18
Jose Wheatgrass 2.18 0.54 2.72   3.89   4.20
Largo Wheatgrass 2.24 0.67 2.91   4.81   4.54
Alkar Wheatgrass 2.28 0.58 2.86   4.12   4.49
Enhance Tall fescue 2.26 1.04 3.31   5.64   6.27
Bull Tall fescue 2.17 1.29 3.46   5.54   5.82
Bellevue Reed canary 2.46 0.88 3.33   5.28   5.34
Chiefton Reed canary 2.75 0.81 3.55   4.88   5.13
Peak Bromegrass 3.14 0.61 3.75   4.65   5.12
York Bromegrass 3.20 0.64 3.85   5.11   5.19
               
Summary Statistics:                
               
Average 2.50 0.77 3.27   4.81   5.03
               

F-entries

11.39** 19.90** 7.70**   6.82**   19.34**
LSD (.05) 0.33 0.15 0.40   0.66   0.45
CV (%) 11.3 17.0 10.5   11.9   7.6
               
Notes:              
** Significant at 0.01              
Yield = dry tons/acre              
Summary statistics based upon full trial data: 10 entries replicated 6 times

 

Big Flats, Chemung County:  Fall Cool Season

 

Sown August 31, 2007

 
        2010     2009   2008
  Seeding   23-Jun 13-Oct Total   Total   Total
Entry Rate (lb/A)   Yield  Yield Yield   Yield   Yield
Bellevue R. Canarygrass 20   2.20 1.89 4.09   4.67   4.44
Hungarian Wheatgrass 40   2.48 1.32 3.80   4.80   5.08
Chiefton R. Canarygrass 20   1.91 1.84 3.76   4.91   4.27
Jose Wheatgrass 40   2.28 1.24 3.52   4.68   4.00
Jose Wheatgrass 20   2.30 1.13 3.43   4.49   3.69
Intermediat Wheatgrass 20   2.42 0.90 3.33   4.91   5.28
Intermediat Wheatgrass 40   2.36 0.86 3.23   5.44   6.43
Hungarian Wheatgrass 20   2.11 1.06 3.17   4.73   4.16
Largo Wheatgrass 20   1.74 1.22 2.96   4.45   5.62
Alkar Wheatgrass 40   1.78 1.17 2.95   4.48   4.77
Alkar Wheatgrass 20   1.82 1.11 2.92   4.43   4.33
Largo Wheatgrass 40   1.65 1.17 2.82   4.44   5.61
                   
Summary Statistics: Average   2.09 1.24 3.33   4.70   4.81
                   
  F-entries   3.21** 8.67** 3.03**   1.55 ns   3.86**
  LSD (.05)   0.47 0.31 0.65   0.67   1.21
  CV (%)   19.2 21.3 16.9   12.3   14.8
Notes:                  
** Significant at 0.01                  
ns = not significant                  
Yield = dry tons/acre                  

 

Chazy, Clinton County: Cool Season Grass Trial

 Sown May 8, 2008

        2010     2009   2008
      8-Jun 1-Sep Total   Total   Total
Entry     Yield Yield Yield   Yield   Yield
Jose Wheatgrass     1.58 0.79 2.37   4.77   1.57
Largo Wheatgrass     1.53 1.08 2.61   4.92   1.91
Enhance Tall Fescue     1.43 2.98 4.40   6.32   2.79
Bull Tall Fescue     1.70 2.78 4.48   5.19   2.94
Bellevue R. Canarygrass     1.26 1.81 3.08   4.62   2.24
Peak Brome     1.77 1.60 3.37   5.60   2.58
York Brome     1.65 1.65 3.30   5.29   2.62
                   
Summary Statistics: Average   1.56 1.81 3.37   5.24   2.38
                   
  F-entries   4.64** 73.12** 27.84**   15.48**   24.58**
  LSD (.05)   0.23 0.27 0.44   0.42   0.29
  CV (%)   12.6 12.8 11.9   6.9   10.3
Note:                  
** Significant at 0.01                  
Yield = dry tons/acre                  

 

Ithaca, Tompkins County:  Mt. Pleasant Strip Trial

 Sown May 30, 2007

      8-Oct-10 12-Oct-09 8-Oct-08
      Hand Sample Hand Sample Hand Sample
Variety Species   Yield Yield Yield
Niagara big bluestem 3.06 2.91 1.38
Sunburst switchgrass 3.43 3.45 0.98
Bonanza big bluestem 2.53 2.16 1.26
Cave-in-Rock switchgrass 4.31 3.94 2.33
Mixture 3 Sunburst    2.39 2.93 1.88
  Niagara         
Mixture 5 Cave-in-Rock  3.38 3.40 1.84
  Bonanza         
           
  Average   3.18 3.13 1.61
           
Notes:          
Yield = dry tons/acre        

 

Ithaca, Tompkins County:  Snyder Strip Trial

Sown June 7, 2007

      20-Sep-10 18-Sep-09 8-Oct-08
      Hand
Sample
Hand Sample Hand Sample
Variety Species   Yield  Yield  Yield
Niagara big bluestem   3.16 2.60 1.78
Sunburst switchgrass   3.45 3.59 2.13
Bonanza big bluestem   2.27 2.18 2.24
Cave-in-Rock switchgrass   4.81 5.81 3.64
Mixture 3 Sunburst    3.30 2.73 2.42
  Niagara         
Mixture 5 Cave-in-Rock    5.56 3.87 2.94
  Bonanza         
           
  Average   3.76 3.47 2.52
           
Notes:          
Yield = dry tons/acre        

 

Ithaca, Tompkins County:  Department of Energy Strip Trial

Sown May 29, 2008

      18-Oct-10 21-Sep-09
      Hand Sample Small Plot 
Strip lbs Nitrogen   Yield Yield
         
3 0   3.66 6.12
5 0   3.93 6.29
7 0   4.36 7.60
11 0   3.53 5.47
  Avg 0 lbs N   3.87 6.37
         
2 50   3.48 6.50
6 50   3.65 7.67
9 50   4.48 5.34
10 50   4.58 6.16
  Avg 50 lbs N   4.05 6.42
         
1 100   3.72 5.56
4 100   3.65 7.13
8 100   4.01 6.26
12 100   4.54 6.36
  Avg 100 lbs N   3.98 6.33
         
  Total Average   3.97 6.37
         
Notes:        
Yield = dry tons/acre