>Persist Orchardgrass

Maturity Data

Persist has a similar maturity date to Potomac and Benchmark, but consistently produces more forage later in the season than those two varieties. Data on maturity has been recorded at several locations.

Maturity
U. of Kentucky, Lexington - May 13, 2004
Cultivar Rating
Hallmark 59.5
Persist 54.5
Vision 52
Udder 51
Takena II 41
Intensive 38
lsd 7.8
maturity rating scale:
37 flag leaf emergence
45 = boot swollen
50=beginning of inflorescence emergence
58=complete emergence of inflorescence
62=beginning of pollen shed.
1st year of trial
Maturity
U. of Kentucky, Lexington - May 13, 2005
Cultivar Maturity
Persist 58
Hallmark 57.5
Vision 56
Udder 55.5
Takena II 54.5
Intensive 51.5
lsd 1.4
maturity rating scale:
37 flag leaf emergence
45 = boot swollen
50=beginning of inflorescence emergence
58=complete emergence of inflorescence
62=beginning of pollen shed.
2nd year of trial
Maturity
U. of Kentucky, Princeton - May 10, 2005
Cultivar Rating
Ambassador 51
Hallmark 50.8
Persist 50.8
Shiloh II 47.8
Extend 46.5
Takena 46.5
Command 40
LG-31 36.5
lsd 6.6
maturity rating scale:
37 flag leaf emergence
45 = boot swollen
50=beginning of inflorescence emergence
58=complete emergence of inflorescence
62=beginning of pollen shed.
1st year of trial
Maturity
U. of Kentucky - May 9, 1994
Cultivar Maturity
Boone 10
Potomac 9.75
Shiloh 9.75
Persist 9.67
Paiute 9.5
Latar 9.25
Elsie 8.75
Shawnee 8.5
Warrior 8.5
Condor 8.33
Dawn 7.5
lsd 1.19
maturity rating scale:
1=vegetative
3=early boot
5=mid boot
7=late boot
9=early head
11=full head
Penn State University
Cut Date - 2005 Harvest
Cultivar Cut Date
Century 5/16/2005
Persist 5/16/2005
Pennlate 5/16/2005
Niva 5/26/2005
Extend 5/26/2005
Command 5/26/2005
Takena II 5/26/2005
Barlemas 6/1/2005
Athos 6/1/2005
Cut date refers to 1st cutting date which is at late boot to early heading.