Pasture Perfect® Performance Data

Penn State Hay trials Rock Springs, Pennsylvania
Seeded April 21,1999

First year evaluation of 4 Experimental Pasture Perfect Formulations: Ampac entered four experimental mixture formulations as part of our ongoing Pasture Perfect research. During the initial years results, quality levels were some of the best in the entire trial. The following date reflects how the mixtures scored in comparison to other individual variety entries. Those entries included:

  1. 3 bromegrasses
  2. 2 Festuloliums
  3. 14 Orchardgrasses
  4. 16 Ryegrasses
  5. 7 Timothys
  6. 15 Tall fescues


Variety Cut 1 5/8-6/6 Cut 2 6/15-7/11 Cut 3 7/20-8/16 Cut 4 10/2 2000 Yield Date of 1st Cutting Stand 10/26/00
Highest score 2.58 1.56 1.39 1.55 6.01 5/25 97.4
PP3 Mixture 1.49 0.67 0.41 0.37 2.95 5/15 88.6
PP4 Mixture 1.34 1.02 0.97 1.33 4.66 5/12 92.5
PP5 Mixture 1.37 0.99 1.33 1.43 5.11 5/10 91.0
PP6 Mixture 1.34 1.04 0.90 1.28 4.57 2/12 93.8
Lowest score 0.93 0.39 0.23 0.28 2.77 5/8 79.7
LSD 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.24 0.58   2.6



Feed values - First cut of 2000.
Remember, for ADF and NDF, the LOWER the score the better.


Variety

% Protein

ADF

NDF

Highest Score

16.2

38.9

68.5

PP3 Mixture

11.1

30.1

57.5

PP4 Mixture

14.4

32.9

61.0

PP5 Mixture

13.9

30.8

57.6

PP6 Mixture

12.6

31.0

57.7

Lowest Score

8.4

27.9

54.0