Profit Orchardgrass

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High Forage Production

Superior Disease Resistance

Late Maturing

Quick Establishment

Description

Profit orchardgrass is a late-maturing orchardgrass bred primarily for forage production. This means farmers should see very impressive dry matter production resulting in increased profits.

Profit can be use for hay applications as well as in beef, dairy and other production livestock pastures.

  • Orchardgrass Hay Produciton: Plant Profit for a high tonnage high crop.
  • Aging Alfalfa Stand: Plant Profit to extend stand longevity.
  • Other Info

    Establishment & Management:
    Plant in early Autumn or in the Spring in a prepared, firm seedbed, seeding with a Brillion-type seeder, or by broadcast and cultipack. A planting depth of 1/8-1/4 inch is best. No-till is only recommended when an herbicide is used to sufficiently kill or retard the existing stand. A minimum pH of 6.0 is best.

    Seeding Rate:
    A seeding rate of 12 lbs per acre for 100% Profit pasture is recommended. Seed with other grasses at the rate of 5-6 lbs per acre. Plant with white clover, alfalfa, tetraploid perennial, and other appropriate grazing grasses. An application of Nitrogen, 25-30 units/acre 4-6 weeks after sowing promotes tillering without damage to the young stand. Once established, Profit should be grazed or cut leaving a 3-4” residual.



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    Profit Data

    Maturity scale: 1=vegetative, 2= early boot, 3= initial emergence, 4= complete emergence, 5= elongated peduncle, 6= preanthesis, 7= anthesis, 8= post anthesis

    Profit Data



    University of Illinois 2008 Urbana Grass Variety Trial
      2009 Relative Yield
    % Trial Mean
    Brand-Variety
    * Experimental
      27-May 27-Jun 27-Jul 27-Aug Total
    Species1 T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A

    AGRFA 152*

    TF 4.23 1.77 1.15 2.12 9.26 128

    Gain

    FS 3.31 2.38 1.08 1.59 8.37 115

    Kentucky 31 E+

    TF 3.79 1.40 1.22 1.89 8.30 115

    Profit

    OG 3.50 1.77 1.11 1.69 8.07 111

    ADVANCE MAXQ

    TF 2.87 2.18 1.01 1.99 8.04 111

    AGRFA 144*

    TF 3.37 1.68 0.79 2.08 7.92 109

    FA 2866*

    TF 3.41 1.58 0.94 1.92 7.85 108

    Potomac

    OG 3.76 1.41 1.16 1.47 7.80 108

    Kentucky 31 E-

    TF 3.38 1.41 1.27 1.73 7.79 107

    FA 2865*

    TF 3.37 1.55 0.84 1.96 7.73 107

    Bonus

    FS 2.95 2.32 1.14 1.29 7.70 106

    AGRFA 150*

    TF 3.55 1.43 0.76 1.81 7.55 104

    TF0201*

    TF 2.89 1.60 1.13 1.81 7.42 102

    Spring Green

    FS 2.70 1.91 1.13 1.59 7.33 101

    Boost

    PRG 2.12 2.05 1.20 1.80 7.17 99

    AGRFA 140*

    TF 3.19 1.37 0.91 1.67 7.14 98

    Power

    PRG 2.28 1.60 1.25 1.38 6.50 90

    KLp 401*

    PRG 1.47 2.31 1.16 1.49 6.42 89

    KRC 6576*

    PRG 1.79 2.05 1.28 1.23 6.35 88

    KLp 507*

    PRG 1.20 1.95 1.07 1.64 5.86 81

    Linn

    PRG 2.14 1.26 0.87 1.57 5.84 81

    Calibra

    PRG 1.51 1.54 1.00 1.35 5.40 75

    KRC 6579*

    PRG 1.24 1.52 0.82 1.31 4.89 67
    Mean 2.78 1.74 1.06 1.67 7.25
    5%_LSD 0.65 0.25 ns 0.28 0.81
    CV(%) 16.61 10.34 24.10 11.74 7.91
    MCV(%) 23.46 14.60 34.02 16.57 11.17
    Date of Seeding: April 23rd, 2008.
    Soil Type: Drummer-Flanagan silty-clay loam.
    Herbicides:
    Fertilization: 50lbs N 30 days before harvest.
    Plot Dimensions: 3' x19'.
    1 FS= Festulolium SB= Smooth bromegrass
    HSB= Hybrid smooth bromegrass TF= Tall fescue
    OG= Orchardgrass