This past season's forage trials included several new oats, and somenew beardless wheats. All varieties were cut in the flower stage exceptfor the triticales, which were cut in the late boot to early heading stage. Even cut early, the tonnage on the triticales was very good and most of them stood up very well. All the wheats are beardless varieties except Production Service International's PSI 3571, which yielded very well even though cut just after heading. Because the natural fertility of this ground was so high, and because of the late rains, many varieties lodged which normally do not, and those prone to lodging were really a mess.
November 5, 1999