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The Forage and Grain Report is one of several commodity-based agricultural research reports published by the University of Arizona.

This report, along with the Cotton Report, was established by Hank Brubaker, Extension Agronomist, after seeing a similar report published by Texas A&M University in the mid-1970’s.

The purpose of the report is to provide an annual research update to farmers, researchers, and those in the agricultural industry. The research is conducted by University of Arizona and USDA-ARS scientists.

Both historical and current Forage and Grain Reports have been made available in the UA Campus Repository as part of a collaboration between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Libraries.

Other commodity-based agricultural research reports available in the UA Campus Repository include:
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Contents for Forage & Grain Report 1986

Recent Submissions

  • Full Season Grain Sorghum Variety Trial, Greenlee County - 1985

    DeRosa, Edith; Clark, Lee; Parsons, David; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Grain Sorghum Production in South-Central Arizona. III: Double Crop, Rainfed - 1985

    Voigt, Robert; Schmalzel, Carl; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Seventy-two commercial hybrid grain sorghums representing 17 commercial sources were grown for grain in a late planted, simulated double-crop after barley or wheat harvest. The test, grown at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center, was planted in a pre-irrigated seed bed, but was rainfed thereafter. Grain yields ranged from a high of 3420 lbs/acre down to a low of 1750 lbs/acre.
  • Grain Sorghum Production in South-Central Arizona. II: Full Season, Limited Irrigation - 1985

    Voigt, Robert; Schmalzel, Carl; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Seventy-two commercial hybrid grain sorghums representing 17 commercial seed companies were grown full season for grain yield with limited irrigation for medium moisture stress. The test, grown at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center, had grain yields ranging from a high of 5098 lbs/acre down to 2100 lbs/acre.
  • Grain Sorghum Production in South-Central Arizona. I: Full Season, Full Irrigation - 1985

    Voigt, Robert; Schmalzel, Carl; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Seventy-two commercial hybrid grain sorghums, representing 20 commercial sources, were grown full season for grain yield with irrigation water applied as necessary to prevent moisture stress. The test, grown at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center, had grain yields ranging from a high of 6375 lbs/acre down to 3292 lbs/acre.
  • The Relative Influences of Moisture and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Sorghum Development for Grain and Forage under Full Season Growth

    Refay, Yahya; Voigt, Robert; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Three high-yielding and three low-yielding grain sorghum hybrids were grown for a full season for grain yield and total dry weight of forage with two levels of irrigation (dry and wet) and two levels of nitrogen (0 and 100 lbs /acre). The experiment was conducted at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center. The combined high nitrogen fertilizer and high water irrigation increased grain yield and total dry matter of sorghum over the dry moisture condition and no nitrogen fertilizer application more than the applied increases of nitrogen fertilizer or irrigation water alone as expected. Both high- and low-yielding groups of sorghum hybrids had the same basic relative percentage potential for increased grain yield from additional nitrogen fertilizer under either wet or dry conditions.
  • The Relative Influences of Moisture and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Sorghum Development for Grain and Forage Production under Double Cropping

    Refay, Yahya; Voigt, Robert; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Three high yielding and three low yielding grain sorghum hybrids were grown for grain yield and total dry weight in late planted simulated double-crop after barley or wheat harvest with two levels of irrigation (dry and wet) and two levels of nitrogen fertilizer (0 and 100 lbs/acre). The experiment was conducted on the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center. Nitrogen fertilizer and the interaction between nitrogen fertilizer and water irrigation had no significant effect on the grain yield of sorghum hybrids. Additional nitrogen fertilizer applied under dry conditions reduced both grain and total dry matter production, and when applied under wet conditions produced gains in grain or dry matter production of only 1% to 4% for the high and low yielding groups. Additional irrigation water produced 61% to 77% additional grain under low and high fertilizer levels for high and low yielding sorghum groups. Additional irrigation water produced 8% to 38% more plant dry matter under low and high fertilizer levels.
  • Stomate Distribution of Three Pearl Millet Genotypes

    Teowolde, Haile; Osman, Mohamoud; Voigt, Robert; Dobrenz, Albert; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Drought Tolerance in Pearl Millet

    Osman, Mohamoud; Dobrenz, Albert; Tewolde, Haile; Voigt, Robert; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Response of Guar to Fertilizer Applications

    Stroehlein, Jack; Kebler, Karen; Forrest, Paul; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Fertilizer studies were carried out with guar in the field and greenhouse over two seasons. Response to N was found in terms of plant growth and bean yield. With very low available soil P, fertilizer P increased the P concentration in guar plants but not bean yields. Zinc increased yields in the greenhouse only on the soil with the lowest available Zn.
  • Response of Guar to Drought Conditions

    Ray, Dennis; Livingston, Margaret; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    Plants with greater drought tolerance will increase crop production in many areas of the world. The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological responses of guar, a drought tolerant plant, under water stress. The dry treatment received only one irrigation and yielded respectably. This treatment maintained turgor and metabolic functions throughout the study by decreasing transpiration rate and increasing diffusive resistance.
  • Results of 1985 Dry Bean Trials in Safford

    Buhrow, Russ; Clark, Lee; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Intercropping Studies with Different Cereal and Legume Crops

    Menezes, Eduardo; Voigt, Robert; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    An intercropping study was carried out with three legumes (field beans, cowpeas, and soybeans) and three cereals (sorghum, corn, and pearl millet) in all combinations to define the most appropriate intercropping under near optimum irrigation. The sorghum x soybean intercropping was chosen as the most appropriate for the environment.
  • Will Dryland Farming Be Feasible in the Avra Valley?

    Thacker, Gary; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Late Corn Variety Trial, Greenlee County - 1985

    DeRosa, Edith; Clark, Lee; Parsons, David; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Early Corn Variety Trial, Greenlee County - 1985

    DeRosa, Edith; Clark, Lee; Parsons, David; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Silage Corn Variety Trial at the Rovey Farm in Glendale, AZ - 1986

    Dawson, Lester; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Late-Planted Barley Variety Trial, Safford Agricultural Center - 1986

    Clark, Lee; Thatcher, Max; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Durum Wheat Variety Trials, Cochise County - 1986

    Clark, Lee; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Barley Variety Test at Rayner Bros, Goodyear, AZ - 1985-86

    Dawson, Lester; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
  • Summary of 1986 Wheat and Barley Variety Trials in Yuma, Poston and the Mohave Valley

    Ottman, Mike; Tickes, Barry; Winans, Sherwood; Grumbles, Robin; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)

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