2003 Yield Trials

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Six commercially available okra varieties were evaluated to assess yields in the western region of Illinois.  Plots were sown on May 14 with a  Hege 1000 Series Drill/Planter on 30 inch row widths.  All varieties were planted in a randomized complete block design and replicated 3 times.  Plots were manually weeded throughout the summer and insecticides were used as needed to control aphid infestations.  Pods were harvested by hand on October 6 and 7 after a killing frost.  The pods were allowed to dry naturally and then were threshed with a single plant belt thresher.  Yields were assessed and evaluated for each variety.


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