>Persist Orchardgrass

Seedling Vigor

Current data from the University of Kentucky indicates that Persist has very good seedling vigor. Seedling vigor is an indicator of how fast a stand will initiate and begin to grow.

Seedling Vigor
Princeton, KY - December 21, 2004
Cultivar Princeton
Persist 4.3*
Takena 4
Ambassador 3.8
Shiloh II 3.5
Hallmark 3.3
Extend 3.3
LG-31 3.3
Command 3
lsd 0.6
Sept 1, 2004 planting
Seedling vigor scale - based on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most vigorous seedling growth.
* Highest commercial variety score
Seedling Vigor
Lexington, KY - October 31, 2003
Cultivar Lexington
Intensive 5
Takena II 4.5
Persist 4
Vision 3.5
Hallmark 2
Udder 2
lsd 0.5
Sept 21, 2003 planting
Seedling vigor scale - based on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most vigorous seedling growth.