The Central Agricultural Research Center began in 1907 when Governor J.K. Toole signed House Bill No. 450 authorizing the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station to establish its first branch station in the Judith Basin. The station has gone through several name changes over the years. From 1907 - 1926 it was the Judith Basin Substation; 1927 - 1944, the Judith Basin Branch Station; and 1945 - 1970, the Central Montana Branch Station. In 1971 the name changed to the present Central Agricultural Research Center.

Recent Submissions

  • Evaluation of Spelt Lines for Adaptation as a Grain or Forage Crop in Central Montana (2001) 

    Lafaver, H.; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report identifies winter spelt varieties adapted to Montana environments for yield, winter hardiness, resistance to lodging, and for use as livestock or human food. Mid spring plant density and late spring canopy ...
  • Statewide Winter Triticale Trial (2001) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Hensleigh, Pat F.; Hybner, Roger M.; Kephart, Ken D.; Kolding, Matt; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report evaluates winter triticale selections which exhibit high yield, good quality, and winter hardiness in environments and cropping methods representative of Montana. To develop a winter feed grain adapted to ...
  • Spring Cereal Forages (2007) 

    Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2007)
    Spring cereal forages are a significant component of Montana’s forage production. Like most crops, soil fertility, variety selection and other cultural practices impact spring cereal forage yield and quality. Cereal forages ...
  • Evaluation and Selection of Superior Winter Triticale Lines for Grain Production and Winter Hardiness (2002) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Hensleigh, Pat F.; Hybner, Roger M.; Kephart, Ken D.; Kolding, Matt; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report identifies and selects winter triticale lines that exhibit superior grain yield and winter hardiness in central Montana and throughout the state. In 2002, several winter triticale lines had grain yields ...
  • Evaluation of Spring Wheat Variety Performance Near Moccasin, Denton, Fort Benton, and Winifred (2002) 

    Lanning, Susan P.; Philips, Dave; Sharp, Gail L.; Talbert, Luther; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wargo, Judee; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates the agronomic performance of spring wheat varieties in environments and cropping methods representative of the southern triangle and Central Montana. The Moccasin location was hailed out prior to ...
  • Northern Regional Winter Wheat Performance Nursery (2001) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Bruckner, Phil L.; Graybosch, Bob; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report evaluates winter wheat lines developed throughout the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest for adaptability, agronomic performance, yield, and quality in the Northern Plains and Central Montana. Yields ranged ...
  • Evaluation of Winter Wheat Variety Performance in Off-Station Trials Near Moccasin, Denton, Fort Benton, Moore, and Winifred (2001) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Bruckner, Phil L.; Philips, Dave; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wargo, Judee; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report evaluates the performance of winter wheat varieties in environments and cropping methods representative of the southern triangle and central Montana. Moisture severely limited the plant growth and development ...
  • Advanced Yield and Preliminary Spring Wheat Variety Performance Trials (2001) 

    Lanning, Susan P.; Sharp, Gail L.; Talbert, Luther; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report evaluates agronomic performance of new experimental lines and existing hard red spring wheat varieties in Central Montana. The Advanced Yields ranged from 34.3 to 47.5 bu/a and averaged 40.5 bu/a. Due to low ...
  • Evaluation of Spring Wheat Variety Performance in Trials Near Moccasin, Denton, Fort Benton, and Winifred (2001) 

    Lanning, Susan P.; Philips, Dave; Sharp, Gail L.; Talbert, Luther; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wargo, Judee; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report evaluates the performance of spring wheat varieties in environments and cropping methods representative of the southern triangle and central Montana. Yields ranged from 6.1 to 36.5 bu/a with the highest yields ...
  • Statewide Spring Oat Variety Performance Trial (2002) 

    Hensleigh, Pat F.; Mickelson, Suzanne; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates the agronomic performance of new experimental lines and existing oat varieties in central Montana. The oat grain nursery was sprayed twice for insects, once for cutworms in May and once for grasshoppers ...
  • 2002 Evaluation of Non-Alfalfa Perennial Legumes. 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Cash, S.D.; Ditterline, R.L. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report determines yield levels of modern varieties of non-bloat causing perennial forage legumes, such as sainfoin, birdsfoot trefoil, and cicer milkvetch, relative to yields of alfalfa check varieties. Dry weather ...
  • 2002 Montana Intra-State Alfalfa Variety Trials 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Cash, S.D.; Ditterline, R.L.; Sharp, Gail L. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report identifies superior alfalfa varieties for dryland forage production in central Montana. Yield results for alfalfa variety nurseries seeded in the years 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997 are presented in tables ...
  • 2001 Perennial Grass Species and Variety Forage Yield Evaluations 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Cash, S.D.; Ditterline, R.L.; Majerus, M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report identifies superior alfalfa varieties for dryland forage production in central Montana. Yield results for alfalfa variety nurseries seeded in the years 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997 are presented in tables 1, 2, ...
  • 2001 Evaluation of Non-Alfalfa Perennial Legumes. 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Cash, S.D.; Ditterline, R.L. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report determines yield levels of modern varieties non-bloat causing perennial forage legumes: sainfoin, birdsfoot trefoil, and cicer milkvetch relative to yields of alfalfa check varieties. Dry weather and other ...
  • 2001 Cereal Forage Species, Variety and Seeding Rate Studies 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Sharp, Gail L.; Cash, S.D.; Johnson, D.; Hensleigh, Pat F.; Hybner, Roger M.; Carr, P. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report determines the forage production potential of spring and winter cereal grain species and varieties under dryland conditions in central Montana. Determine the optimum spring cereal seeding rates for maximum ...
  • 2001 Montana Intra-State Alfalfa Variety Trials 

    Wichman, David M.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Cash, S.D.; Ditterline, R.L.; Sharp, Gail L. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2001)
    This report identifies superior alfalfa varieties for dryland forage production in central Montana. Yield results for alfalfa variety nurseries seeded in the years 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997 are presented in tables 1, 2, ...
  • Evaluation of Spring Barley Variety Performance in Trials Near Moccasin, Denton, and Fort Benton (Moore) (2002) 

    Hensleigh, Pat F.; Mickelson, Suzanne; Sharp, Gail L.; Philips, Dave; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wargo, Judee; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates the agronomic performance of spring barley varieties in recrop environments in the southern triangle and central Montana.Barley variety trials were established on recrop near Moccasin, Denton, and ...
  • Intrastate, Advanced Yield, and Preliminary Winter Wheat Variety Performance Trials (2002) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Bruckner, Phil L.; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates agronomic performance of new experimental lines and existing winter wheat varieties in Central Montana. The statewide nurseries were seeded with a double disk drill into untilled 2000 barley stubble. ...
  • Advanced Yield and Preliminary Spring Wheat Variety Performance Trials (2002) 

    Lanning, Susan P.; Sharp, Gail L.; Talbert, Luther; Vavrovsky, Joe (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates agronomic performance of new experimental lines and existing hard red spring wheat varieties in Central Montana. The advanced and preliminary yield spring wheat nurseries were hailed on July 8, August ...
  • Northern Regional Winter Wheat Performance Nursery (2002) 

    Berg, Jim E.; Bruckner, Phil L.; Graybosch, Bob; Sharp, Gail L.; Vavrovsky, Joe; Wichman, David M. (Central Agricultural Research Center, 2002)
    This report evaluates winter wheat lines developed throughout the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest for adaptability, agronomic performance, yield, and quality in the Northern Plains and Central Montana. The USDA Northern ...

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