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Table 2.  1999-2001 alfalfa variety yields at the Northeast-Purdue Agricultural Center                    
Columbia City, IN     
Seeding date:  May 11, 1998    
                       
    Dry Matter Yield T/A      
    1999   2000   2001   99-01   % of Check
  Entry total   total   total   total   99-00 99-01
  GH 788 4.39 * 8.47 * 10.38 * 23.24 * 123 123
  Winterking 4.63 * 8.05 * 10.35 * 23.03 * 121 122
  Feast+EV 3.67   8.56 * 10.72 * 22.95 * 117 121
  53Q60 3.90 * 8.10 * 10.66 * 22.66 * 114 120
X A9503      4.06 * 8.28 * 10.17 * 22.51 * 118 119
  FQ 314 4.06 * 8.06 * 10.37 * 22.49 * 116 119
  Choice 4.29 * 8.04 * 10.09 * 22.42 * 118 118
  Depend+EV 4.34 * 8.04 * 9.99 * 22.37 * 118 118
  Synergy 4.30 * 8.16 * 9.89   22.35 * 119 118
  Geneva 3.80   7.98 * 10.51 * 22.29 * 112 118
  DK 141 3.73   8.05 * 10.13   21.91 * 112 116
  Green Field 4.03 * 7.88   9.89   21.80 * 114 115
  Alfastar 3.82   7.91   10.01 * 21.74 * 112 115
  DK 140 3.66   7.98 * 10.06 * 21.70 * 111 115
  DK 134 3.75   7.97 * 9.90 * 21.62 * 112 114
  Ace 3.60   7.92   10.05 * 21.57 * 110 114
  TMF Multi-Plier II 3.75   7.86   9.80   21.41   111 113
  GH 797 3.75   7.78   9.76   21.29   110 112
  Vernal 4.27 * 6.22   8.44   18.93   100 100
  Grand mean 3.99   7.96   10.06   22.02      
  LSD (5%) 0.80   0.64   0.82   1.72      
  C.V. (%) 14.05   5.70   5.72   5.50      
  No. of harvests 2   3   4   9      
                       
No harvest in the seeding year (1998)

Entries with names preceded by "x" were tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to commercially available seed.

Yields followed by an asterisk (*) are not significantly different from the highest yield in the column.
Yield of "Vernal" used to calculate % of check.    
Location:  Columbia City, IN    
Design:  Randomized block, 4 replications, 19  entries    
Soil Type:  Boyer sandy loam      
Plots:  Five rows, 3' x 20', (harvested 3' x 15')    
Seeded:  May 11, 1998, with 15 lb. live seed / acre; 1.3 lb. a.i. Balan / acre, incorporated
Fertilizer:  60 lb. P2O5 and 250 lb. K2O / acre, applied after first and final harvest.
Insects:  Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying.    
     
(Copyright 2001 Purdue Research Foundation)    
 

 

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