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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATING FORAGE SYSTEMS FOR FOOD AND ENERGY PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS Title: Cereal Rye Performance Trial

Authors
item Kindiger, Bryan
item Taylot, Merritt -

Submitted to: USDA Miscellaneous Publication 1343
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: June 10, 2009
Publication Date: June 13, 2009
Citation: Kindiger, B.K., Taylot, M. 2009. Cereal rye performance trial. USDA Miscellaneous Publication 1343. P 9.

Interpretive Summary: The objective of this research is to determine the forage productivity of an experimental cereal rye (Chason) against several check varieties under low N conditions (40lbs/ac). Check varieties are Elbon, Maton, Oklon and wheat. Performance results of trials conducted in 2008 and 2009 indicate Chason is a competitive producer of hay and forage when compared to checks under normal environmental conditions. Under drought or high stress conditions, Chason has been observed to exceed the productivity of check varieties.

Technical Abstract: Research performance trials were conducted with an experimental cereal rye (Chason) against check varieties Elbon, Maton, Oklon and wheat under low N conditions (40lbs/ac). Earlier evaluations had identified Chason as a superior and productive cereal rye when evaluated under severe drought or high stress conditions. Performance results of trials conducted in 2008 and 2009 indicate Chason is a competitive producer of hay and forage when compared to checks under normal environmental conditions. Additional evaluation trials are under way in both El Reno, OK and Parsons, KS.

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