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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of 'haymaker' Intermediate Wheatgrass

Authors
item Vogel, Kenneth
item Tober, D - USDA-NRCS
item Reece, P - UNI OF NE
item Baltensperger, D - UNI OF NE
item Schuman, Gerald
item Nicholoson, R - FORT HAYS STATE UNI

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 22, 2004
Publication Date: January 24, 2005
Citation: Vogel, K.P., Tober, D., Reece, P.E., Baltensperger, D.D., Schuman, G.E., Nicholoson, R.A. 2005. Registration of 'haymaker' intermediate wheatgrass. Crop Science.45:415-416.

Interpretive Summary: Haymaker intermediate wheatgrass is a broadly adapted cultivar that produces high, stable forage yields when used for cool-season grass hay production or for pastures in the tall, mid-grass and short-grass eco-regions of the Central and Northern Great Plains. It was released in April, 2003 by the USDA, Agricultural Research Service; Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska; and the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Haymaker had the greatest average forage yields at both the central and northern Great Plains sites when compared with released cultivars and other experimental strains of intermediate wheatgrass. The forage quality of Haymaker as measured by forage digestibility and protein concentration is less than that of 'Beefmaker' but is similar to that of other released cultivars of intermediate wheatgrass. It will be recommended for dryland hay production in the Central and Northern Great Plains, USA in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3, 4, and 5.

Technical Abstract: Haymaker intermediate wheatgrass [Elytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski subsp. intermedia = Thinopyrum intermedium subsp. intermedium (Host) Barkw. & D.R. Dewey] is a broadly adapted cultivar that produces high, stable forage yields when used for cool-season grass hay production or for pastures in the tall, mid-grass and short-grass eco-regions of the Central and Northern Great Plains. It was released in April, 2003 by the USDA, Agricultural Research Service; Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska; and the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Haymaker had the greatest average forage yields at both the central and northern Great Plains sites when compared with released cultivars and other experimental strains of intermediate wheatgrass. The forage quality of Haymaker as measured by forage digestibility and protein concentration is less than that of 'Beefmaker' but is similar to that of other released cultivars of intermediate wheatgrass. It will be recommended for dryland hay production in the Central and Northern Great Plains, USA in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3, 4, and 5.

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