Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Forage yields and quality from Bermudagrass varieties and strains.

Jagadeesh Mosali1, Jeffrey Ball2, Shawn Norton2, Frank Motal1, and Billy Cook1. (1) Noble Foundation, 1208 Holly St, 1208 Holly St, Ardmore, OK 73401, (2) The Noble Foundation, PO Box 2180, PO Box 2180, Ardmore, OK 73402-2180, United States of America

One bermudagrass variety trail initiated in May 1996 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was evaluated for forage production and quality. It includes 11 sprigged varieties and experimental strains. None of the entries have winter-killed during entire duration of the test, but some have suffered slight freeze injury. Midland 99 and Ozark have demonstrated the highest forage yield potential.