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University of Florida, IFAS JUN 2 119
Agricultural Experiment Station
Department of Agronomy
Gainesville, Florida 32601 .F.A.S. Univ. of

Agronomy Mimeo Report AG70-5 February 1970


1969 FORAGE (SILAGE) SORGHUM PERFORMANCE TRIALS IN FLORIDA


Cooperators:
L. S. Dunavin, West Florida Station, Jay
R. W. Lipscomb, North Florida Station, Marianna
R. L. Stanley, North Florida Station, Quincy
G. M. Prine,* Agronomy Department, Gainesville
P. J. Westgate, Central Florida Station, Sanford
(also Zellwood)
R. J. Allen, Jr Everglades Station, Belle Glade

Forage (silage) sorghum trials were conducted in 1969 at

Experiment Station Units near Jay, Marianna, Quincy, Gainesville,

Sanford, Zellwood, and Belle Glade, Florida. Trials were conducted

on mineral soils except at Zellwood and Belle Glade where trials

were on muck soils. This report summarized the results of these

trials for the 1969 season.

The fertilization rates and soils at the various locations

are recorded in Table.l. Seeding dates are given in Table 2.

The rate of seeding the varieties in all trials, except Gainesville,

was 10 pounds per acre. At Gainesville 12 live seed were planted

per foot of row. The Florida 200 corn population varied from

13,000 to 15,000 plants per acre.


* Manuscript editor












Varieties were arranged in a randomized block design repli-

cated 6 times. Three or four-row plots, with all measurements

made on the center row or rows, were used at all locations except

Sanford and Zellwood. At these locations two-row plots were used

and measurements were made on both rows. Plots were 15 to 17

feet in length. Distance between rows was either 36 or 38 inches.

Insecticides and herbicides were applied as needed to control

insect and weed pests; the principal weed control at most loca-

tions was from cultivation.

1969 Forage and Head Yields. The total freshweight

(greenweight) forage yields of the 6 Florida forage sorghum

trials in 1969 season are reported in Table 3. Head and Forage

yields for Belle Glade are reported in Table 7 as these data

were not available when Tables 2 and 3 were processed.

The dry matter yields of heads and total forage of varieties

in the trials at Jay and Gainesville for two harvests in 1969

are given in Tables 4 and 5, respectively. A summary of the 1969

dry matter yields of forage sorghum trials at Jay and Gainesville

is shown in Table 6. The dry matter yields of heads and total

forage for 1968 and 1969 at Belle Glade and for 1969 at Quincy

are given in Tables 7 and 8, respectively.

Green matter yields of heads and forage for trials at

Marianna, and Sanford and Zellwood are given in Tables 9 and 10,

respectively. Dry matter yields of forage sorghum trials for 1967,

1968 and 1969 seasons at Jay and Gainesville are presented in

Tables 11 and 12, respectively.










Days to Heading, Lodging and Disease Ratings. The days to

heading and disease and lodging ratings for both harvests at Jay and

Gainesville are listed in Tables 13 and 14, respectively. Similar

ratings for Belle Glade and Quincy are presented in Tables 7 and 8,

respectively.

Yield Performance in 1965-1969 Trials. Table 15 shows in how

many trials a variety was tested during the period 1965 through 1969,

and in how many of these trials the total forage yield was above

trial average and one of the top five highest yielding varieties, in

a trial. Three periods of time are reported, the 1965 through 1968

growing seasons, the 1969 growing season, and the 1965 through 1969

growing seasons.

Table 16 gives similar information to Table 15 for head yields

for trials where head yields were measured. In Tables 15 and 16 a

trial consists of 11 or more varieties being tested at the same loca-

tion under similar conditions. The 1969 data for Belle Glade are not

included in Tables 15 and 16. The dry matter yield of total forage

and heads was used in ranking varieties except where only green weight

yield was measured. Widely adapted and superior yielding varieties

should yield above trial average in a high percentage of trials in

which they are tested. As varieties with the highest head (grain)

yield are not usually the varieties with highest total forage yield,

one should decide whether total forage yield or head (grain yield is

most important and use the appropriate table in selecting superior

yielding varieties.

Note! This will be the only detailed report of the 1969 Forage Sorghum
Trials. Save this report if you will need it in the future as supplies
are limited.
















Table 1. Fertilizer and Sidedressing Amounts Applied to Forage
(Silage) Sorghums at Various; Locations in 1969.


Broadcast and
Location disked in prior Applied in drill
(Soil type) to seeding at planting Sidedressing


Jay
(Red Bay fine:
sandy loam)

Marianna
(Ruston sandy
Loam)

Quincy
(Norfolk fine
sandy loam)

Gainesville
(Scranton loamy
fine sand)

Sanford
(Delray find sand)


600 lb. 0-14-14


600 lb. 4-12-12


100 lb. NH4NO3 (33 1/2%N)


114 lb. N May 12
67 lb. N August 21


100 lb. N


700 lb. 0-14-14
150 lb. N (Anhydrous NH3)


700 Ib. 4-8-16


500 lb. 5-8-8


75 lb. N May 15
67 lb. N August 19


1000 lb. 5-5-8
300 Ib. 15-0-14


Zellwood
(Everglades
mucky peat)


300 lb. 5-5-8


500 lb. 5-5-8


Belle Glade
(Everglades peat)


450 lb. 0-10-20
22 lb. Cu











Table 2. The Freshweight Yield of Forage Sorghum Varieties and Florida 200A Corn
at Six Locations in 1969.


Total Freshweight Yield
Gaines-
Variety Jay'* Marianna Quincy** ville'* Sanford Zellwood
----------------- 1000 pounds per acre -----------------------

Florida 200A Corn 52.8 10.1 30.5 31.5(7) 99.5(1)
Dekalb FS-26 35.0 25.5 -
Pioneer 931 49.3( 3) -
Beefbuilder T 55.4( 1) -
Leafmaster 43 50.5( 2) -
Titan R 38.9 25.0 -
NK 300 45.5 48.5(7) 27.9 22.3 38.7(3) 38.5
T-E Yieldmaker 41.8(11) -
Plantation Pride 18.7 32.9 23.2
ACCO FS-401-R 64.2(4)* 32.4 24.1 -
Asgrow Dino 40.5 34.2 28.9 23.9 28.6 30.3
ACCO FS-402-R 47.8 44.3 30.3 26.9 25.6 41.7
Dekalb FS-4 56.5 49.2(6) 36.8 47.0(1) 21.8 36.5
NK 318 S 60.5(5) 59.0(2) 38.3 35.9(3) 34.0 61.0(3)
T-E TDN 82.9(1) 49.2(6) 47.1( 4) 33.4(6) 32.2 42.4
Rudy-Patrick 55F 64.2(4) 59.4(1) 44.5( 7) 26.8 51.8(1) 57.5(4)
Dekalb FS-24 73.4(2) 57.2(4) 45.3( 6) 30.0(8) 37.9(4) 66.9(2)
G. Warner Husky 59.5(6) 53.5(5) 44.4( 8) 30.0(8) 45.7(2) 50.7(5)
McCurdy M69 64.3(3) 58.3(3) 43.2(10) 35.2(4) 30.8 40.9
Funk 262 43.3( 9) 46.2(2) -
Funk 102F 37.4 34.2(5) -
Bird Go (Grain type) 23.2 -
Pioneer 927 40.8(12) -
T-E Milkmaker 45.4( 5) -
Trial Average 59.3 47.5 40.3 30.0 34.5 49.1
Number of Harvests 2 1 1 2 1 1
Planting Date April 1 May 27 April 17 April 9 April 24 April 22


8, and Gainesville


Rank of those varieties whose yields were above trial average.
Dry matter yields are given for Jay in Table 4, Quincy in Table
in Table 5.





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Table 3. The Head Yield of Forage (Silage)
in Six Locations in 1969.


Sorghum Hybrids and Florida 200A Corn


Dry Matter or Freshweight Yields of Heads (ears)
Gaines- Trials where
Variety Jay Marianna Quincy ville Sanford Zellwood yields above
(Dwt) (Gwt) (Dwt) (Dwt) (Gwt) (Gwt) average
--------------------- 1000 pounds per acre -----------------------

Florida 200A Corn 3.2 3.5(3) 5.6(1) 6.2(1) 4.0(1) 17.1(1) 5'of 6
Dekalb FS-26 3.0 4.8(6) 1 of 2
Pioneer 931 1.8 0 of I
Beefbuilder T 2.0 0 of 1
Leafmaster 43 2.6 0 of 1

Titan R 4.0(5) 4.9(5) 2 of 2
NK 300 6.3(3)* 2.5 4.3(4) 5.4(4) 2.7(5) 2.2 4 of 6
T-E Yieldmaker 3.1(9) 1 of 1
Plantation Pride 2.3 3.8(2) 1.5 1 of 3
ACCO FS-401-R 6.5(1) 3.9(6) 4.8(6) 3 of 3

Asgrow Dino 5.5 2.9 1.9 4.4 2.1 2.1 0 of 6
ACCO FS-402-R 6.5(1) 4.3(1) 2.1 4.9(5) 2.1 2.7 3 of 6
Dekalb FS-4 6.5(1) 4.3(1) 3.7(7) 4.9(5) 2.6(6) 4.1(2) 6 of 6
NK 318-S 6.5(1) 3.4(4) 4.5(3) 3.9 2.1 1.5 3 of 6
T-E TDN 6.4(2) 2.3 2.3 4.4 3.4(3) 2.7 2 of 6

Rudy-Patrick 55F 5.6 2.9 3.5(8) 3.8 2.1 2.0 1 of 6
Dekalb FS-24 5.9(4) 2.9 3.1(9) 4.8(6) 2.0 2.9 3 of 6
G. Warner Husky 5.7 3.7(2) 2.2 4.0 3.0(4) 1.9 2 of 6
McCurdy M69 5.2 3.4(4) 3.9(6) 4.3 1.7 1.3 2 of 6
Funk 262 1.9 4.0 0 of 2

Funk 102F 4.7(2) 5.5(3) 2 of 2
Bird Go (Grain type) 5.7(2) I of 1
Pioneer 927 1.6 0 of 1
T-E Milkmaker 3.5(8) I of I
Trial Average 5.8 3.3 3.1 4.6 2.6 3.5
Planting Date April 1 May 27 April 17 April 9 April 24 April 22
Number of Harvests 2 1 1 2 1 1


* Rank of varieties whose yields were above trial average.





-U, oir19gnum Varieties and Florida 200A Corn at Jay in 1969


Dry matter yields and plant height at harvest

First Harvest Second Harvest Season Total
Heads Height Total Heads Height Total Heads Stover Total
(1000 (in.) (1000 (1000 (in.) (1000 (1000 (1000 (1000
Variety Ib/A) lb/A) lb/A) lb/A) Ib/A) lb/A) Ib/A)


Florida 200A (corn)
NK 300
ACCO FS-401-R
Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R

Dekalb FS-4
NK 318S
T-E TDN
Rudy-Patrick 55F
Dekalb FS-24

G. Warner Husky
McCurdy M69
Dekalb FS-26
Pioneer 931
T-E Milkmaker

Asgrow Beefbuilder T
AKS Leafmaster 43
Asgrow Titan R
T-E Yieldmaker
Funk 262


Funk 101F
Pioneer 927

Trial Average


3.3 **
5.1(4>"
5.2(3)
5.1(4)
5.6(2)

5.7(1)
5.6(2)
5.1(4)
4.3
4.9(5)


100(1)
65
79
68
68

89(3)
85(6)
88(4)
86(5)
85(6)


4.9(5) 91(2)
4.4 85(6)


21.0(2)
15.3
18.7(6)
14.5
12.1

14.6
20.1 (3)
16.8
19.0(5)
28.7(1)


.9
1.3(3)
.4
.9

.8
.9
1.3(3)
1.3(3)
1.0(4)


17.5 .8
20.0(4) .8
1.0(4)
1.5(2)
1.0(4)


.4
1.0(4)
.5
.8
.3

1.7(1)
.4


82 18.2


61
87(5)
54
61

84(8)
77
75
86(6)
71


91(4)
81(10)
91(4)
127(1)
92(3)


95(2)
78
85(7)
91(4)
61


5.9
9.3(6)
4.5
6.8

7.3
6.4
9.4(5)
9.7(3)
7.9

8.2(8)
7.7
10.7(2)
13.6(1)
8.0

7.3
9.6(4)
8.5(7)
7.6
7.3


* Rank of varieties whose yields were above trial average.
** Heads refer to ear corn when Florida 200A is variety.


3.3 '*
6.0(3)
6.5(1)
5.5
6.5(1)

6.5(1)
6.5(1)
6.4(2)
5.6
5.9(4)


17.7
15.2
21.5(4)
13.5
12.4

15.4
20.0(5)
19.8(6)
23.1(2)
30.7(1)

20.0(5)
22.5(3)


21.0
21.2
28.0(3)
19.0
18.9

21.9
26.5(5)
26.2(6)
28.7(2)
36.6(1)

25.7(7)
27.7(4)


82(9) 7.8
67 7.7


8.2


5.8


19.3


25.1






Table 5 The Head, Stover and Total Dry Matter Yields of Forage (Silage) Sorghum Hybrids and Florida 200 A Corn
at Gainesville in 1969.


Dry Matter Yield
First Harvest Ratoon Harvest Season Total
Variety Heads* Stover Total Heads Stover Total Heads Stover Total

- - - - -1000 pounds per acre - - - -
Florida 20) A (corn) 6.2(1)-'', 7.6(2) 13.8(1) 6.2(1) 7.6(7) 13.8(2)
Dekalb FS-26 4.2(6) 5.4(4) 9.6(5) .6(2) 2.5(6) 3.1(7) 4.8(6) 7.9(5) 12.7(4)
Pioneer 931 -- -- .3 3.7(2) 4.0(2)
Beefbuilder T -- -- .4 2.4(7) 2.8(9)
Leafmaster 43 -- -- -- .4 1.7 2.1
Titan R 4.3(5) 5.4(4) 9.7(4) .6(2) 3.1(3) 3.7(3) 4.9(5) 8.5(3) 13.4(3)
NK 300 4.7(4) 4.1 8.8 .7(1) 2.3(8) 3.0(8) 5.4(4) 6.4 11.8(8)
T-E Yieldmaker -- -- .7(1) 2.7(5) 3.4(4) -
Plantation Pride 2.1 3.8 5.9 .2 .9 1.1 2.3 4.7 7.0
ACCO FS-401-R 4.2(6) 4.7 8.9 .6(2) 2.8(4) 3.4(4) 4.8(6) 7.5(8) 12.3(6)
Asgrow Dino 4.1(7) 3.7 7.8 .3 1.4 1.7 4.4 5.1 9.5
ACCO FS-402-R 4.2(6) 3.8 8.0 .7(1) 2.1 2.8(9) 4.9(5) 5.9 10.8
Dekalb FS-4 4.3(5) 8.0(1) 12.3(2) .6(2) 2.8(4) 3.4(4) 4.9(5) 10.8(1) 15.7(1)
NK 318 S 3.4 5.1(6) 8.5 .5(3) 2.8(4) 3.3(5) 3.9 7.9(5) 11.8(8)
T-E TDN 4.0 6.2(3) 10.2(3) .4 1.6 2.0 4.4 7.8(6) 12.2(7)
Rudy-Patrick 55 F 3.3 4.3 7.6 .5(3) 1.8 2.3 3.8 6.1 9.9
Dekalb FS-24 4.3(5) 4.3 8.6 .5(3) 2.1 2.6 4.8(6) 6.4 11.2
G. Warner Husky 3.5 4.7 8.2 .5(3) 2.3(8) 2.8(9) 4.0 7.0 11.0
McCurdy M 69 3.9 5.4(4) 9.3(6) .4 2.8(4) 3.2(6) 4.3 8,2(4) 12.5(5)
Funk 262 3.5 5.3(5) 8.8 .5(3) 4.1(1) 4.6(1) 4.0 9.4(2) 13.4(3)
Funk 102 F 4.8(3) 4.5 9.3(6) .7(1) 2.5(6) 3.2(6) 5.5(3) 7.0 12.5(5)
Grazer S -- -- -- .7(1) 2.5(6) 3.2(6)
Bird Go (grain type)5.3(2) 3.8 9.1(7) .4 1.2 1.6 5.7(2) 5.0 10.7
Pioneer 927 -- -- .3 1.7 2.0

Trial Average 4.1 5.0 9.1 .5 2.3 2.8 4.6 7.2 11.8
Head refers to ear corn when Fla 200 A corn is variety.
~2 Rank of varieties whose yields were above trial average.
'* Sorghum-sudangrass hybrid.







Table 6. The Dry Matter Yields of First Harvest, Ratoon (Stubble) Harvest and Total Season for Forage Sorghum
Varieties at Jay and Gainesville in 1969.

Dry Matter Yield
Jay Gainesville Average 2 locations
Variety First Ratoon Season First Ratoon Season First Ratoon Season
1000 pounds per acre
Florida 200 A (corn) 21.0(2)* -- 21.0 13.8(1) -- 13.8(2) 17.4(2) 17.4
NK 300 15.3 5.9 21.2 8.8 3.0(8) 11.8(8) 12.1 4.4 16.5
ACCO FS-401-R 18.7(6) 9.3(6) 28.0(3) 8.9 3.4(4) 12.3(6) 13.8(5) 6.4(1) 20.2(2)
Asgrow Dino 14.5 4.5 19.0 7.8 1.7 9.5 11.2 3.1 14.3
ACCO FS-402-R 12.1 6.8 18.9 8.0 2.8(9) 10.8 10.1 4.8 14.9
Dekalb FS-4 14.6 7.3 21.9 12.3(2) 3.4(4) 15.7(1) 13.4(7) 5.4(5) 18.8(6)
NK 318 S 20.1(3) 6.4 26.5(5) 8.5 3.3(5) 11.8(8) 14.3(4) 4.9 19.2(5)
T-E TDN 16.8 9.4(5) 26.2(6) 10.2(3) 2.0 12.2(7) 13.5(6) 5.7(3) 19.2(5)
Rudy-Patrick 55F 19.0(5) 9.7(3) 28.7(2) 7.6 2.3 9.9 13.3(8) 6.0(2) 19.3(4)
Dekalb FS-24 28.7(1) 7.9 36.6(1) 8.6 2.6 11.2 18.7(1) 5.2(6) 23.9(1)
G. Warner Husky 17.5 8.2(8) 25.7(7) 8.2 2.8(9) 11.0 12.9 5.5(4) 18.4(7)
McCurdy M 69 20.0(4) 7.7 27.7(4) 9.3(6) 3.2(6) 12.5(5) 14.7(3) 5.4(5) 20.1(3)
Dekalb FS-26 -- 10.7(2) 9.6(5) 3.1(7) 12.7(4)
Pioneer 931 13.6(1) 4.0(2) -----
T-E Milkmaker -- 8.0 -- --
Asgrow Beefbuilfer T -- 7.3 -- 2.8(9) --
Leafmaster 43 -- 9.6(4) -- -- 2.1
Titan R -- 8.5(7) -- 9.7(4) 3.7(3) 13.4(3)
T-E Yieldmaker -- 7.6 3.4(4) --...
Funk 262 7.3 -- 8.8 4.6(1) 13.4(3)
Funk 102F -- 7.8 -- 9.3(6) 3.2(6) 12.5(5)
Pioneer 927 -- 7.7 -- 2.0
Plantatiop, Pride -- -- 5.9 1.1 7.0
Grazer S -- 3.2(6) -- --
Bird Go(Grain type) 9.1(7) 1.6 10.7

Trial Average 18.2 8.2 25.1 9.1 2.8 11.8 13.0 5.2 18.5


" Rank of those varieties whose
** Sorghum-sudangrass hybrid


yields were above average for trials)







Table 7 Dry Matter Yield in 1968 and 1969, and Disease and Lodging Rating and
Plant Height in 1969 for Forage Sorghum Variety Trials at Belle Glade


Dry Matter Yield
Height 1969 1968 Two Year Average
Variety Disease** Lodging*** (inches) Heads Total Heads Total Heads Total

------------------ 1000 pounds per acre ----------------


Dekalb FS-26
Milkmaker
Beefbuilder T
Leafmaster 43
Titan R
NK 300
Yieldmaker
Plantation Pride
ACCO FS-401-R
Dino


ACCO FS-402-R
Dekalb FS-4
NK 318 S
T-E TDN
Rudy-Patrick 55
Dekalb FS-24
Husky
McCurdy M69
Funk 262
Funk 102 F
Pioneer 927
Frontier S-214
Pioneer 931
Funk 261 S
Funk 101 F
Dekalb FS-15
Aztec
Jumbo L
Robusto


4.0
4.8
4.3
3.2
4.0
4.2
4.0
1.7
4.2
4.5


.6
.8(5)
.7
.7
.9(4)
.8(5)
.7
.5
1 .0(3)
.6
.9(4)
.8(5)
.9(4)
.8(5)
1.3(1)
.7
.9(4)
.7
.7
.8(5)


4.7
4.2
3.8
4.3
F 4.3
4.2
4.3
3.8
4.2
4.5
4.0


10.0(8)
11.1 (5)
8.5
4.9
13.1 (3)
8.9
10.0(8)
3.2
14.7(1)
5.2
7.3
6.9
10.8(7)
7.4
12.1 (4)
9.6(9)
13.1 (3)
8.0
11 .0(6)
8.4


1.0
.5
.9
1 .2(7)
.9
1 .0
1 .4(5)
1 .0
.7
.6
.7
2.5(1)
1 .2(7)
.9


9.3(12)
10.7(4)
9.8(10)
9.3(12)
9.9(9)
8.8
10.6(5)
6.3
11.2(3)
5.7
8.6
7.3
9.8(10)
10.3(7)


.9(4) 9.1(10)
.7 9.7(11)
.3 14.7(1)
.9 10.2(8)
.9(4) 13.9(2) 1.5(4) 11.6(2)


1.1(2) 8.5


.5 10.4(6)
.7 11.2(3)
.9 5.6
.8 7.3


.8
.7
.8
1 .0(4)
.9
.9
1.1(3)
.8
.9
.6


9.7(6)
10.9(4)
9.2(7)
7.1
11.5(3)
8.9
10.3(5)
4.8
13.0(1)
5.5
8.0
7.1
10.3(5)
8.9


Trial Average
* Rank of varieties
Lodging rating:


whose yield was above trial average
0=none, 10=100% of plants lodged


9.0
D Disease


rating: 0=none, 10=complete coverage
of shoot by disease


1.2(2) 12.8(2)


1.0(4) 7.1






Table 8. Dry Matter Yield per Harvest and for Season, Days to Heading, Disease Ratings
and Plant Heights for Forage Sorghum Variety Trials at Quincy in 1969.


First Harvest
Total
Days to Height Dry Matter Yield Ratoon Seasonal
Variety Heading Disease* Lodgingq-' (inches) Leaves Stems Heads Total Yield Yield

--------------1000 pounds per acre----------------
Florida 200A (Corn) 79 .0 2.8 87 2.0 4.0 5.6(1) 11.6 11.6
Dekalb FS-26 68 3.5 1.8 71 2.6 6.2 3.0 11.8 4.0 15.8
Pioneer 931 80 3.5 4.0(5) 132 3.7(1) 12.2(2) 1.7 17.6(2) 3.9 21.5(3)
T-E Milkmaker 73 2.7 4.5(3) 89 3.4(4) 8.0 3.5(8) 14.9(8) 4.7(3) 19.6(8)
Asgrow Beefbuilder T 87 3.2 4.2(4) 119 3.2(6) 12.8(1) 2.0 18.0(1) 4.4(5) 22.4(1)
Leafmaster 43 84 1.7 1.7 81 3.6(2) 9.9(6) 2.6 16.1(6) 4.4(5) 20.5(6)
Asgrow Titan R 67 4.2 2.2 76 2.8 7.0 4.0(5) 13.8 4.1 17.9
NK 300 65 9.0(1)* 6.7(2) 63 2.0 4.5 4.3(4) 10.8 3.9 14.7
T-E Yieldmaker 74 3.2 2.8 92 2.5 9.3(8) 3.1(9) 14.9(8) 4.7(3) 19.6(8) L
ACCO FS-401-R 68 4.5(9) .0 71 2.2 6.0 3.9(6) 12.2 4.2(7) 16.4

Asgrow Dino 79 6.2(5) .0 60 3.1(7) 5.1 1.9 10.1 3.2 13.3
ACCO FS-402-R 70 4.3(10) .0 61 2.6 5.4 2.1 10.1 3.9 14.0
Dekalb FS-4 67 7.2(3) 8.8(1) 91 2.0 6.3 3.7(7) 12.0 4.0 16.0
NK 318S 71 7.5(2) 4.2(4) 84 2.7 6.9 4.5(3) 14.2(10) 4.4(5) 18.6(10)
T-E TDN 83 1.8 6.7(2) 81 3.5(3) 10.3(5) 2.3 16.1(6) 3.9 20.0(7)
Rudy-Patrick 55F 72 3.7 1.3 87 3.0(8) 8.6(9) 3.5(8) 15.1(7) 3.4 18.5(11)
Dekalb FS-24 77 5.5(7) 3.3(6) 75 3.3(5) 10.4(4) 3.1(9) 16.9(3) 4.3(6) 21.2(5)
G. Warner Husky 75 4.7(8) 2.7 100 3.7(1) 10.7(3) 2.2 16.6(4) 4.7(3) 21.3(4)
McCurdy M 69 72 6.0(6) 2.0 89 2.5 9.8(7) 3.9(6) 16.2(5) 5.5(1) 21.7(2)
Funk 262 73 2.5 .0 66 3.1(7) 8.1(10) 1.9 13.1 5.2(2) 18.3(12)

Funk 102F 71 6.7(4) 1.5 73 2.5 7.4 4.7(2) 14.6(9) 4.5(4) 19.1(9)
Pioneer 927 76 4.0 3.0(7) 70 3.6(2) 9.9(6) 1.6 15.1(7) 3.1 18.2(13)

Trial Average 74 4.3 2.9 83 2.9 8.1 3.1 14.2 4.2 18.2

Disease rating: 0 = none, and 10 = complete coverage of shoot by disease (Rating made June 18)
SLodging rating: 0 = none, and 10 = 100% of plants lodged at harvest.
Number in parenthesis indicates rank of those varieties whose response was above trial average




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Table 9


The Head and Total Forage Yield of Forage
Sorghum for 1967, 1968, and 1969 at Marianna


Dry or Freshweight yield (1000 pounds per acre)

1967 1968 1969
Variety tads T atl) Headf Total Heads, Total
k gwtf Cdwt wt) kgwt) (gwt) kgwt)


Florida 200 A (corn)
NK 300
Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R
Dekalb FS-4

NK 318S
T-E TDN
Rudy-Patrick 55F
Dekalb FS-24
G. Warner Husky

McCurdy M69
Dekalb FS-26
Excel Silo-Fill 33
Frontier S-214
Pioneer 931

NK 320
T-E Milkmaker
Asgrow Beefbuilder T
Leafmaster 43
Funk 261S

Asgrow Titan R
Funk 101F
T-E Silomaker
Dekalb FS-15
H. G. Beefmaster

Advance 1071F
ACCO Aztec
Asgrow Jumbo L
T-E Yieldmaker
T-E Yieldmaker A

Plantation Pride
ACCO FS-401-R
Asgrow Robusto
Ga 1588 E
Ga 1749 E

Trial Average


3.8(1 Q
2.6(4)


9.5(5)
7.0


4.3(3) 31.1
2.7 24.6


3.6(7)
5.0(2)


1.6
2.4
2.4
2.7(2)

2.7(2)
2.2
2.0
2.2
2.3

2.4
2.5(7)
2.5(8)
2.6(5)
2.7(3)

2.5
2.5(6)
2.2
2.4
2.6(5)

2.0





2.4


11.2(2)
7.9
10.3(4)
10.3(4)

7.8
9.5(5)
12.9(1)
8.7(6)
7.8

8.6(7)
7.3
7.7
7.8
7.5

8.3
10.4(3)
4.8
8.4
7.4

6.6





8.5


3.1


2.0


2.1
2.7
4.2(4)
3.9

5.1 (1)
3.3


53.1(4)
44.9(9)


55.8(2)


56.9(1)


45.2(8)
50.0(6)
39.4
44.6(10)

53.4(3)
32.6


4.0(5) 43.9(11)


4.2(4)
3.9(6)



4.0(5)
2.6
2.3
1.8


21.3
49.6(7)



47.3(8)
27.8
51.7(5)
43.1(12)


3.4


* Rank of those varieties whose yield were above average.


3.5(4)
2.5
2.9
4.3(1)
4.2(2)

3.4(5)
2.3
2.9
2.9
3.7(3)


10.1
48.5(7)
34.2
44.3
49.2(6)

59.0(2)
49.2(6)
59.4(1)
57.2(4)
53.5(5)


3.4(5) 58.3(3)


3.3


47.5











Table 10.The Silage Yield of 12 Forage Sorghum Varieties at Sanford and Zellwood in 1969.


Sanford Zellwood
Greenweight Yield (1000 Ibs/A) % Greenweight Yield (10001bs/A) %
Variety Heads Stover Total Heads Heads Stover Total Heads

Florida 200 A(corn) 4.0 -- -- 17.4 72.1 99.5 17.5
NK 300 2.7 36.0 38.7 7.0 2.2 36.3 38.5 5.7
Asgrow Dine, 2.1 26.5 28.6 7.3 2.1 28.2 30.3 6.9
ACCO FS-402-R 2.1 23.5 25.6 8.2 2.7 39.0 41.7 6.5
Dekalb FS-4 2.6 19.2 21.8 11.9 4.1 32.4 36.5 11.2
NK 318 S 2.1 31.9 34.0 6.2 1.5 59.5 61.0 2.5
T-E TDN 3.4 28.8 32.2 10.6 2.7 39.7 42.4 6.4
Rudy-Patrick 55 F 2.1 49.7 51.8 4.1 2.0 55.5 57.5 3.5
Dekalb FS-24 2.0 35.9 37.9 5.3 2.9 64.0 66.9 4.3
G. Warner Husky 3.0 42.7 45.7 6.6 1.9 48.8 50.7 3.7
McCurdy M 69 1.7 29.1 30.8 5.5 1.3 39.6 40.9 3.2
Plantation Pride 3.8 29.1 32.9 11.6 1.5 21.7 23.2 6.5

Trial Average 2.6 32.0 34.5 7.7 3.5 44.7 49.1 6.5





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Table 11.


The Dry Matter Yield of Heads and Total Forage Including Heads
of Forage Sorghums and Florida 200A Corn at Jay for 3 Seasons


Seasonal dry matter yield of heads and total forage

1967 1968 1969
Variety Heads Total Heads Total Heads Total

---------------------1000 pounds per acre---------------------


Florida 200A (corn)
NK 300
ACCO FS-401-R
Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R

Dekalb FS-4
NK 318S
T-E TDN
Rudy-Patrick 55F
Dekalb FS-24

G. Warner Husky
McCurdy M69
Dekalb FS-26
Excel Silo Fill 33
Frontier S-214

Pioneer 931
NK 320
T-E Milkmaker
Beefbuilder T
Leafmaster 43

Funk 261S
Asgrow Titan R
Funk 101F
T-E Silomaker
Dekalb FS-15

H. G. Beefmaster
Advance 1071F
ACCO Aztec
Jumbo L
T-E Yieldmaker

T-E Yieldmaker A
Plantation Pride
Robusto

Trial Average


8.5(9)1
9.6(3)
9.1(6)










8.3
7.4
8.9(7)

7.9
8.1
10.0(2)
8.4(10)
7.8

8.2
8.6(8)
9.3(5)
11.8(1)
9.5(4)

8.5(9)
6.2
8.0
7.7
8.4(10)


4.7


8.4


18.7
22.3
23.4











29.9(3)
20.6
29.7(4)

29.1(5)
22.0
27.1(6)
32.2(1)
26.3(7)

25.1(9)
22.7
24.4
30.4(2)
26.7

24.2
20.8
25.8(8)
16.7
22.1

25.1(9)
14.3


24.3


2.7
4.7(4)
5.4(2)
3.3
4.4(8)

6.1(1)
3.7
2.8
4.0




2.6

4.0(13)


7.9
15.8
20.9(4)




18.2
18.6





23.6(3)


3.3
6.0(3)
6.5(1)
5.5
6.5(1)

6.5(1)
6.5(1)
6.4(2)
5.6
5.9(4)

5.7
5.2


21 .0
21.2
28.0(3)
19.0
18.9

21.9
26.5(5)
26.2(6)
28.7(2)
36.6(1)

25.7(7)
27.7(4)


3.9(15) 26.2(1)


4.7(5)
2.7
3.8

4.1(10)
4.4(7)
4.6(6)


25.3(2)



20.1(5)


4.2(9)
4.1(12)
4.7(3)


9.9


18.6


5.8


25.1


*Rank of varieties whose yields were above trial average


4.1(11) 18.1







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Table 12.


The Dry Matter Yield of Heads and Total Forage Including Heads of
Forage Sorghums and Florida 200A Corn at Gainesville for 3 Seasons


Dry Matter Yield

1967 1968 1969 Average
Variety Heads Total Heads Total Heads Total Heads Total

-------------------------1000 pounds per acre--------------------


Florida 200A(Corro
Dekalb FS-26
Pioneer 931
Beefbuilder T
Leafmaster 43

Titan R
NK 300
T-E Yieldmaker
Plantation Pride
ACCO FS-401-R

Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R
Dekalb FS-4
NK 318S
T-E TDN

Rudy-Patrick 55F
Frontier S-214
Milkmaker
Funk 261-S
Funk 101-F


3.5(1)-' 7.8
1.4 17.0(3)
1.1 17.1(2)
1.1 14.2(6)
1.7(6) 11.0


1.8(5)
1.7(6)
2.0(3)
1.6
1.0


1.8(5)
2.8(2)
.9
1.7(6)


14.1(7)
11.0
13.6(10)
6.0
13.8(9)


16.0(5)
17.6(1)
10.3
10.1


7.5(8)
6.3
8.8(2)
6.7
7.5(8)

8.8(2)
8.6(4)
7.7(7)


14.4
24.5(4)
31.4(1)
24.6(3)
20.9

24.3(5)
18.0
23.3(9)


8.5(5) 19.4


6.5
6.9
6.2
6.0
9.4(1)

5.9
6.8
7.5(8)
7.9(6)
8.7(3)


13.5
15.8
27.9(2)
18.9
23.7(8)

17.8
22.0(10)
24.1(6)
20.5
20.0


6.2(1)
4.8(4)


13.8(2)
12.7(4)


5.7
4.2
5.0
3.9
4.6


4.9(3) 13.4(3) 5.2
5.4(2) 11.8(7) 5.2
4.9
2.3 7.0 2.0
4.8(4) 12.3(5) 4.8


4.4
4.9(3)
4.9(3)
3.9
4.4

3.8


9.5
10.8
15.7(1)
11.8(7)
12.2(6)

9.9


5.5
5.9
5.6
5.0
6.9

4.9
4.3
5.2
4.4
5.2


Dekalb FS-15
ACCO Aztec


1.1 13.9(8)
1.9(4) 16.8(4)


Trial Average ***


12.5


7.4(9) 19.6
6.4 23.9(7)


21.0


4.6


11.8


4.3 16.8*
4.2 20.4*

4.5 15.1


Planting Date


May 24


April 11


April 9


* Average does not include data for all 3 seasons
** Rank of varieties whose yields were above trial average
Varieties which occurred only I of the 3 seasons are not shown on
table but are included in trial average


12.0
18.1
24.3*
19.4*
16.0*

17.3
13.6
18.5*
6.5*
15.2

11 .5*
13.3*
21.8*
15.4*
18.0*

13.9*
19.0*
20.9*
15.4*
15.1*









Tablel3. Days


to Heading and Disease and Lodging Ratings of Forage (Silage)
Sorghum Hybrids and Florida 200A Corn at Jay in 1969


Harvest 1 Ratoon Harvest

Days to Disease Rating Days to Disease Lodging *"'
Variety Heading at Heading at Harvest Heading at Harvest Harvest 1 Ratoon


Florida 200A (Corn)
NK 300
ACCO FS-401-R
Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R

Dekalb FS-4
NK 318S
T-E TDN
Rudy-Patrick 55F
Dekalb FS-24

G. Warner Husky
McCurdy M69
Dekalb FS-26
Pioneer 927
T-E Milkmaker

Asgrow Beefbuilder
Leafmaster 43
Titan R
Funk 262
Funk 102 F

T-E Yieldmaker
Pioneer 931

Trial Average


1.0
1.0
1.5
2.5
2.0

2.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
2.5

2.0
2.0


1.0
4.3
4.0
5.0
4.0

4.0
5.0
4.0
5.3
5.0

4.7
4.7


7.1
7.0
7.2
6.8

6.8
7.0
6.5
7.2
6.8

6.3
7.0
6.7
7.3
7.3

7.2
6.7
7.0
6.8
7.0

8.0
6.2

6.9


4.3


0.1
4.3
7.1
0.1
0.3

1.1
5.7
3.2
5.6
1.2

7.3
7.7


1.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.1

0.2
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.3

0.3
0.0

0.2


3.6


*Disease rating:
** Lodging rating:


0-= none, and 10 = complete coverage of shoot by disease
0 = no lodging, and 10 = 100% of plants lodged






Table 14. Days to Heading, Disease, and Lodging ratings of Forage (Silage)
Sorghum Hybirds and Florida 200A Corn at Gainesville in 1969


Harvest 1 Ratoon Harvest

Days to Disease Rating* Days to Disease Rating* Lodgingc Harvest I
Variety Heading June 17 July 1 Heading October 29 July 1 July 15


Florida 200A(Corn)
Dekalb FS-26
Pioneer 931
Beefbuilder T
Leafmaster 43

Titan R
NK 300
T-E Yieldmaker
Plantation Pride
ACCO FS-401-R

Asgrow Dino
ACCO FS-402-R
Dekalb FS-4
NK 318S
T-E TDN

Rudy-Patrick 55F
Dekalb FS-24
G. Warner Husky
McCurdy M69
Funk 262

Funk 102F
Grazier S(Sorghum-
Sudangrass)
Bird Go (grain type)
Pioneer 927

Trial average


2.0
3.2(3)'W
2.3
2.3
1.7

2.7(5)
2.6(6)
2.5(7)
2.8(4)
3.3(2)

2.5(7)
3.3(2)
2.0
4.0(1)
1.5

2.0
3.2(3)
2.7(5)
2.7(5)
2.8(4)

2.3
1.2
2.8(4)
2.2

2.5


4.5
7.5(1)
5.3
4.0
3.7

5.8(6)
6.5(3)
5.0
4.5
6.5(3)

6.0(5)
6.5(3)
4.5
6.3(4)
5.0

5.3
6.3(4)
5.0
7.2(2)
6.5(3)

5.8(6)
3.7
5.5(7)
4.5

5.5


4.8
5.3(8)
5.0
6.2(3)

4.7
5.5(7)
5.2
5.8(5)
5.0

5.0
5.0
4.2
5.3(8)
5.8(5)

6.0(4)
4.7
4.7
5.0
2.3

5.7(6)
7.2(2)
8.2(1)
4.8

5.3


0.0
2.2
1.5
8.2(2)
2.5

0.7
0.7
4.3(6)
5.3(4)
1.7

0.0
0.2
3.5(9)
0.8
4.2(7)

7.7(3)
0.8
9.2(1)
0.8
0.0

2.3
4.0(8)
0.0
4.7(5)

2.7


0.0
3.0
7.7(7)
9.5(1)
8.2(6)

1.8
1.7
7.5(8)
7.3(9)
3.2

1.7
6.7(11)
8.3(5)
4.0
8.3(5)

9.3(2)
3.2
9.0(3)
3.8
5.0

3.7
6.8(10)
1.7
8.5(4)

5.4


Disease rating: 0 = none, and 10 complete coverage of
** Lodging rating: 0 = no lodging, and 10 = 100% of plants
'r Rank of varieties whose disease and lodging ratings were


shoot by disease.
lodged.
above average.





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Table 15. A Summary of the Total Forage Yield Performance of Forage Sorghum
Varieties in Florida Trials for Period 1965 through 1969


Number of trials where total forage yield was above trial
average or one of the top 5 highest yielding varieties

1965 through 1968 1969 Season 1965 through 1969
Above Top Above Top Above Top
Variety Average 5 Average 5 Average 5


ACCO Aztec
ACCO FS-401-R
ACCO FS-402-R
Advance 1071-F
Advance 1085-F

AKS Leafmaster 43
Asgrow Beefbuilder T
Asgrow Titan R
Asgrow GrazerS(Sorghum-Sudangrass)
Asgrow Dino


Dekalb
Dekalb
Dekalb
Dekalb
Deka lb


FS-4
FS-15
FS-22
FS-24
FS-26


2 of 3 1 of 3
0 of 6 0 of 6


2 of 6 2 of 6 2 of 6 1 of 6 4
5 of 12 3 of 12 5
2 of 3 2 of 3 2
5 of 6 5 of 6 5
13 of 16 11 of 16 1 of 2 1 of 2 14


Excel Silo Fill 33
Excel Bird Go(Grain type)
Fla. AES Plantation Pride
Frontier S-214
Funk 101F


Funk 102F
Funk 261S
Funk 262
McCurdy M 69
Northrup-King 300

Northrup-King 320
Northrup-King 318S
Pioneer 927
Pioneer 931
Rudy-Patrick 55F


Taylor-Evans
Taylor-Evans
Taylor-Evans
Taylor-Evans
U.S. Seed H.


1 of 11 0 of 11


4 of 12 1 of 12


0 of 15 0 of 15


0 of 1 0 of 1
0 of 3 0 of 3


2 of 2 1 of 2 2
4
2 of 2 1 of 2 2
4 of 6 4 of 6 4
3 of 6 1 of 6 3


3 of 12 2 of 12
I of 7 1 of 7 5

12 of 12 11 of 12 1
5


Silomaker
Yieldmaker
TDN
Mi kmaker
G. Beefmaster


3 of
10 of
9 of
17 of
3 of


G. Warner Husky
Florida 200A (Corn)


5 of 6
4 of 11 4 of 11 2 of 5


4 of 6
2 of 5


5 of 6 4
6 of 16 6





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Table 16 A Summary of the Head Yield Performance at First Harvest of Forage
Sorghum Varieties in Florida Trials for Period 1965 through 1969


Number of trials where head yield was above trial average
or one of the top 5 highest yielding varieties in trial

1965 through 1968 1969 Season 1965 through 1969
Above Top Above Top Above Top
Variety Average 5 Average 5 Average 5


ACCO Aztec
ACCO FS-401-R
ACCO FS-402-R
Advance 1071-F
Advance 1085-F

AKS Leafmaster 43
Asgrow Beefbuilder T
Asgrow Titan R
Asgrow GrazerS(Sorghum-Sudangrass)
Asgrow Dino


Deka lb
Dekal b
Dekalb
Dekalb
Dekalb


FS-4
FS-15
FS-22
FS-24
FS-26


3 of 3
3 of 6


5
1 of 3 9
3 of 6 5
I
1


3 of 4 2 of 4 6 of 6 4 of 6 9
6 of 12 3 of 12 6
0 of 2 0 of 2 0
3 of 6 1 of 6 3
2 of 14 1 of 14 1 of 2 0 of 2 3


Excel Silo Fill 33
Excel Bird Go(Grain type)
Fla. AES Plantation Pride
Frontier S-214
Funk 10IF

Funk 102F
Funk 261S
Funk 262
McCurdy M 69
Northrup-King 300


I of 7 1 of 7


4 of 12 1 of 12
0
2
9 of 14 6 of 14 4


I
of I I of I I
of 3 1 of 3 3
4
10

of 2 2 of 2 2
4
of 2 0 of 2 0
of 6 I of 6 2
of 6 4 of 6 13


Northrup-King 320
Northrup-King 318S
Pioneer 927
Pioneer 931
IRudy-Patrick 55F


raylor-Evans
Faylor-Evans
"aylor-Evans
aylor-Evans
.S. Seed H.


6 of 9


2 of 7 0 of 7 3
0
5 of 12 5 of 12 0
1 of 2 0 of 2 1


Silomaker
Yieldmaker
TDN
Milkmaker
G. Beefmaster


. Warner Husky
!orida 200A (Corn)


2
9 of 12 9 of 12 5


of 6
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5 of 6


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Appendix


Table 1. SOURCES OF SEED USED IN VARIETY TRIALS


Variety name


Address of seed supplier


Aztec
FS-401 -R
FS-402-R


ACCO Seed
Post Office Box 1630
Plainview, Texas 79072


Leafmaster 43


Adkins-Phelps
P.O. Box 5551
North Little Rock,


Arkansas 72119


Beefbuilder T As
Titan R P.
Jumbo L (grain type) Pl
Dino
Robusto
Grazer S (sorghum-sudangrass)

FS-4 De
FS-15 Roi
FS-26 Lul
FS-24


Silo-Fill 33
Bird Go (grain type)


Frontier 214


Funk O11F
Funk 261S
Funk 262
Funk 102F


grow Kilgore Company
0. Drawer D
ant City, Florida


33566


kalb Agricultural Assoc. Inc.
ute 2
bbock, Texas 79415


Excel Sorghum Company
Post Office Box 1629
Plainview, Texas 79072

Frontier Hybrids, Inc.
Scott City, Kansas 67871


Funk Bros. Seed
719 26th Street
Lubbock, Texas


Co. of Texas, Inc.

79404


Northrup, King and Co.
Post Office Box 439
Atmore, Alabama 36502


Plantation Pride


Florida Foundation Seed Producers
P. 0. Box 14005
University Station
Gainesville, Florida 32601


NK 300
NK 320
NK 318S






Appendix Table 1 continued


Variety name


Pioneer 931
Pioneer 927


Rudy-Patrick 55F



Milkmaker
Yieldmaker
Silomaker
TDN
Yieldmaker A

H. G. Beefmaster



Husky



McCurdy M 69


Advance 1071F


Address of seed supplier


Pioneer Corn Co., Inc.
221 North Main Street
Tipton, Indiana 46072

Rudy-Patrick Seed Division
W. R. Grace and Co.
Ames, Iowa 50012

Taylor Evans Seed Company
P. 0. Box 480
Tulia, Texas 79088


U. S. Seeds
P. 0. Box 366
Farwell, Texas


79325


George Warner Seed Company
P. 0. Box 1448
Hereford, Texas 79045

W. 0. McCurdy and Sons
Fremont, Iowa


Advance Seed Company
Phoenix, Arizona




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