by Mikala Parr, Research Assistant
The Algoma Soil and Crop Improvement Association conducted an on-farm assessment of several varieties of feed barley. One location near Thessalon on River Road was comparing CDC Austenson and AC Encore. This field was underseeded with alfalfa, clover, and timothy. Both varieties were sprayed with Cobutox 625 and MCPA 500, and given 8-32-16 fertilizer. Across both varieties on 11 acres, yield averaged 26.35 bu/ac.
|Variety||CDC Austenson||AC Encore|
|Harvest Date||First week of Sept.||First week of Sept.|
|Planting Rate||120 lbs/ac||120 lbs/ac|
|Test Weight||42.74 lbs/bu||44.87 lbs/bu|
The second site on Government Road in Desbarats was comparing AAC Mirabel and HY621. Both HY621 and Mirabel were fertilized with 6-24-24 at 146lbs/ac. This plot was underseeded to a grass/clover mix at 12 lbs/ac.
|Planting Rate||106 lbs/ac||106 lbs/ac|
|Test Weight||47.43 lbs/bu||49.29 lbs/bu|
|Yield||2760 lbs/ac (1.25 t/ac)||2800 lbs/ac (1.27 t/ac)|