W. Brown1 and A.O.M. Smith2
(Partner: New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association)
Abstract: A timothy regional trial with 16 cultivars was established at Fredericton in 1996. Total dry matter yield (t/ha) for the 1997 harvest season ranged from 11.18 to 9.16 t/ha and from 13.38 to 10.33 t/ha for the 1998 harvest season. Data will continue to be collected from this trial for the next 1-2 years. Identical trials were also established at Charlottetown, PEI, Truro and Nappan, NS. Summary data from all locations can be found in the Forage Evaluators? Report which is prepared by the Atlantic Field Crops Committee, Cultivar Evaluation Task Group.
1NBDARD, Sussex, NB
2Livestock and Livestock Feed Branch, NBDARD, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1