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Crop demonstration results

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 12, 2010 at 5:12 a.m.


Table 1. Victoria County Sorghum Hybrid Demonstration

Cooperator: Keith Johnson

Planting date: 3/27/10 Harvest date: 7/26/10

Hybrid Lbs/Bu Lbs/Acre1

Gayland Ward 9320 57.0 a 5780 a

DeKalb DKS53-67 57.0 a 5581 ab

Warner W851DR 50.3 d 5353 b

Dyna Gro 771B 53.7 bc 5103 c

B-H Genetics 5566 52.3 cd 4980 cd

NK 5308 53.7 bc 4973 cd

Golden Acres 3696 51.7 cd 4780 de

Terral 94S91 55.0 ab 4578 e

Triumph 457 50.7 d 3764 f

Pogue 220 50.3 d 3279 g

Average 53.2 4817

LSD (P=0.05) 2.24 239.8

Means in a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different by ANOVA.

1Adjusted to 14% moisture.

NOTE: If you really have to minimize the table more, delete the middle column but state in the column text or below the table that bushel weight is also available for all entries.

Table 2. Victoria County Soybean Variety Demonstration

Cooperator: Keith Johnson

Victoria Co. Planting Dates Overall Avg. Yield

Variety a March 29 April 12 April 26

Yield; Bushels/Acre

HBK 4924RR 64 64 49 59

HBK 4926 (C) 65 61 50 58

CROPLAN RC5419RR 63 62 51 58

HBK 5025 (C) 64 60 49 57

PIONEER 95Y01RR 60 56 54 56

HBK 494 (LL) 59 55 53 56

AG 4907RR 55 57 48 53

NKS 49A5RR 61 61 37 53

TV 55R15RR 56 57 46 53

NKS 51T8RR 60 52 45 53

PIONEER 94Y90RR 51 59 46 52

CROPLAN RC4998RR 59 50 45 51

DP 5335RR 54 53 47 51

PROGENY 4906RR 51 55 47 51

DP 4888RR 49 54 50 51

TV 49R17RR 54 56 42 51

PROGENY 5115RR 52 51 49 51

PROGENY 4807RR 44 55 47 49

HBK 5425RR 65 51 29 49

TV 46R19RR 47 52 47 48

OTONO (C) 55 49 40 48

NKS 54V4RR 43 55 44 47

VERNAL (C) 54 44 42 47

TV 54R28RR 44 48 40 44

CROPLAN 5007RR 33 56 41 43

HBK 565 (LL) 32 51 43 42

PROGENY 4949RR 41 38 45 42

PROGENY 5218RR 33 48 38 40

HBK 5941 (C) 56 33 29 39

PROGENY 5706RR 42 39 32 38

PROGENY 7208RR 25 26 15 22

AVERAGE 51 52 43 49

LSD (0.05) 4.8

a C=conventional, LL=Liberty-Link, RR=Roundy-Ready varieties.

NOTE: If you really have to minimize the table more, delete from the average yield down; starting with TV 46R19RR; but state in the text or below the table that only those above the average yield are listed.

Table 3. Victoria County Corn Hybrid Demonstration

Cooperator: Brian Adamek

Planting date: 3/19/10 Harvest date: 8/23/10

Hybrid Value-Added Trait Lbs/Bu Bu./Acre1

DeKalb DKC 68-05 GENVT3P 57.3 a 125.3 a

NK N779-3000GT GT/CB/LL/RW 56.7 ab 122.7 ab

DeKalb DKC67-21 GENVT3P 57.7 a 117.0 bc

CropLan 851 VT3P 54.3 d 116.9 bc

Warner 4706 VT3 57.0 ab 112.8 cd

Triumph 7514S SmartStax 57.3 a 112.3 cd

Golden Acres 27V01 VT3P 55.0 cd 110.9 cde

B-H Genetics 8895 VTTP 55.0 cd 109.9 cde

Terral TV25BR23 YG,BR,RR 56.0 bc 105.2 de

Belle 1655 VT3P 57.7 a 104.0 e

Average --- 56.4 113.7

LSD (P=0.05) --- 1.29 8.28

Means in a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different by ANOVA.

1Adjusted to 15% moisture.

NOTE: If you really have to minimize the table more, delete the Lbs/Bu. column but state in the column text

By Joe Janak, Jr.

Farmers are continually trying to advance technology-wise. Selecting the top yielding varieties in standardized replicated trials provides them with sound data to make decisions.

Having said that, the results are in for the 2010 grain sorghum, corn and soybean variety demonstrations conducted in Victoria County.

Keith Johnson, farmer and chairman of the Victoria County Extension Crops Committee planted the county grain sorghum hybrid demonstration on March 2.

Much of the grain sorghum in the county was plagued with excess rainfall and sprouting damage. Due to the later planting date of this demonstration, grain sprouting was less than other area fields.

Yields were very good within the demonstration. See Table 1.

Due to the accuracy in our replicated demonstrations, results in a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different.

Keith also had the soybean variety demonstration with 31 soybean varieties planted on three different dates - March 29, April 12 and April 26. Planting on three different dates allows farmers to evaluate the varieties over a varied planting time, which farmers are typically faced with.

Like grain sorghum, soybean yields were quite good. See Table 2.

The corn yields were very good in most parts of the county. Brian Adamek's planting of the top 10 corn hybrids proved good too. Yield ranged from 104 - 125 bushels per acre. See Table 3.

The cotton variety demonstration planted by Justin Leita also had a good yield. Data is not available numbers are still be generated concerning lint quality and price.

Various other crop demonstrations are also still being put together and will be available as soon as possible but the variety results available should allow farmers to review the data and make seed booking decisions for the next season.

Additional area and regional demonstration data is also available at the extension office.

GARDEN TOUR THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday and Sunday is the Victoria Garden Tour: Nature's Beauty Beyond the Gate. Presented by Victoria Newscenter 25 and co-sponsored by The Victoria Advocate, this event features five local home garden sites, a highlighted plant sale of selected featured plants, and a special night tour of one of the gardens.

Gardens on tour this year are owned by Don and Ruth Anderson, 210 Bramble Bush Lane; Mike Zeplin and John Ramos, 1207 Salem Road; David and Sherri Janssen, 401 Woodlands St.; Ray and Lisa Bridges, 115 Bloomingdale Circle; and Larry and Karen Tucker, 204 Cimarron St..

The tour is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The highlighted plant sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 210 Bramble Bush Lane, and the elegant, lighted night tour is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at 1207 Salem Road.

Admission to all five gardens is $15, or $5 per garden, plus $5 for the night tour. Purchase tickets at Devereux Gardens, 1313 N. Navarro St.; Earthworks, 102 E. Airline Road; Four Seasons Garden Center, 1209 E. Salem Road; or Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Victoria County, 442 Foster Field Drive near the airport, or at each home.

FARM SHOW DINNER TICKETS

Mark your calendar for the South Texas Farm and Ranch Show on Oct. 27- 28 at the Victoria Community Center.

Farmers and ranchers can choose from 14 hours of TDA CEU's and 19.5 hours of CCA CEU's credit. Over 125 exhibits are scheduled for the two day show, which is free to attend with free parking.

Luncheon tickets must be purchased from the Victoria County Extension office by Monday, Oct. 25, and are either $7 or $10. Go to: http://southtexasfarmandranchshow.com to see a show schedule.

Joe Janak is a Victoria County extension agent.

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