M. Price 1, A.O.M. Smith 1, W.Brown 2 and P. Murphy 3
Partner: New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Abstract: For a forage cultivar to be placed on the "Forage Guide to Variety & Mixture", Publication 100A, a cultivar must meet or exceed the yield of the check cultivar for a set number of years. In 2000, data was collected from trials of perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, timothy, bird's-foot trefoil, alfalfa, white clover, red clover, and annual ryegrass throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Out of the Atlantic testing system, of which New Brunswick has one test site, the following varieties were put forward for recommendation; AC Brador alfalfa, Beskyd, Dolina, and Wildcat red clover, SW Botrus, Sabroso, Barextra, Beatle, and Jivet annual ryegrass, WW Terry perennial ryegrass, Lato and Rosy Kentucky bluegrass, and NB90-102, NB90-109, and LC6F bird's-foot trefoil. Seasonal yield data was collected from silage corn trials in Cornhill and Sussex, New Brunswick, and from a grain corn trial in Sussex, New Brunswick. From these trials, seven new grain corn varieties and eight new silage corn varieties are being put forward for recommendation. They are as follows; NO3-D9 (Elite, Bt), DKC 26-75, DKC 29-95, NO9-A4, 39J69 (Bt), NO9-K9 (Bt), and 39A26 grain corn, and 39M27 (Bt), DKC 29-95, HLS 014, 39W54, DKC 28-12 (Bt), NO9-A4, NO9-K9 (Bt), and DK 307 silage corn.
1 Agriculture Development Branch, New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1
2 Agriculture Development Branch, New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, P.O. Box 5305, Sussex, NB, E4E 7H7
3 New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Fredericton, NB