Percent Crude Protein concentration from forage of selection WW-Buddha was as high or higher that other Old World bluestems in irrigated trials at Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1983-1985.

Table 6. Mean crude protein percentages in forages of Old World bluestems at Las Cruces, NM, 1983-1985.


Old World Mean Crude Protein Concentrations

Bluestems Mean

1983 1984 1985 1983-85


WW-B.Dahl 10.9b 9.5a 7.3a 9.3a

WW-Spar 11.0b 8.7ab 6.8a 8.9ab

Plains 10.7b 8.9ab 6.7a 8.7ab

Caucasian 8.9c 8.5b 6.5a 8.0b

Ganada 11.7ab 9.5a 6.9a 9.3a

Mean 10.6 9.0 6.8 8.8

CV% 8.3 6.4 10.6 7.9

_____________________________________________________________From Lugg, D.G., F. Smith, Jr., and J.F. Gomez. 1987 Performance of warm season perennial grasses in New Mexico State Univ. Ag. Expt. Sta. Bull. 729. 30 pp.

Values within a column followed by different letters are significantly different at the 5% probability level.

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