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  Effects of Seeding Rate on Seed Production of Barspectra Westerwold Rye-grass

D. Savoie1, A. Smith2 and L. Nason2
(Partner: Killoween Farms Limited)

Abstract:A seeding rate study was established at Killoween (Carleton county) using Barspectra Westerwold rye-grass at seeding rates of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 kg/ha. Seed yields range from 326, 384, 354, 359 and 370 kg/ha at seeding rates of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 kg/ha respectively without any significant difference. Seed germination improved as the seeding rate increased with a significant difference between the three highest seeding rates compared to the two lowest seeding rates.


1Regional Office, NBDARD, Grand Falls, NB E3Z 1G1
2Livestock & Livestock Feed Branch, NBDARD, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

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