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Table 3. 1998-2001 alfalfa variety yields at the Agronomy Research Center 
West Lafayette, IN       
Seeding date:  May 5, 1998      
                           
         Dry Matter Yield T/A    
    1998   1999   2000   2001   98-01   % of Check
  Entry total   total   total   total   total   98-99 98-01
  Pro Gro 3.53 * 7.77 * 8.87 * 9.73 * 29.90 * 132 123
  Vitro 3.48 * 7.35 * 8.51 * 9.90 * 29.24 * 127 121
  DK140 3.30 * 7.44 * 8.65 * 9.59 * 28.98 * 126 119
  Geneva 3.29 * 7.61 * 8.39 * 9.68 * 28.97 * 127 119
  Spirit 3.21 * 7.35 * 8.82 * 9.59 * 28.97 * 124 119
  Affinity+Z 3.39 * 7.62 * 8.61 * 9.28 * 28.90 * 129 119
  ABT 350 3.27 * 7.79 * 8.74 * 9.08   28.88 * 129 119
  A - 395 3.22 * 7.58 * 8.54 * 9.53 * 28.87 * 126 119
  Innovator+Z 3.30 * 7.54 * 8.45 * 9.11   28.40 * 127 117
  Emperor 3.18 * 7.38 * 8.45 * 9.36 * 28.37 * 124 117
  Amerigraze 401+Z 3.37 * 7.59 * 8.35 * 9.03   28.34 * 128 117
  DK141 3.50 * 7.49 * 8.56 * 8.62   28.17 * 129 116
X A 9503     3.12 * 7.53 * 8.56 * 8.89   28.10 * 125 116
  Cimarron 3i 3.56 * 7.66 * 8.22   8.65   28.09 * 131 116
  53Q60 3.18 * 7.52 * 8.26   8.95   27.91   125 115
  TMF Multi-Plier II 3.22 * 7.42 * 8.20   8.74   27.58   124 114
  Synergy 2.97   7.36 * 8.48 * 8.51   27.32   121 113
  Green Field 2.84   6.94   8.18   9.26 * 27.22   114 112
  DK 134 3.07   6.68   7.68   9.26 * 26.69   114 110
  Gold Plus 2.82   6.76   7.97   8.89   26.44   112 109
X ZH 9731H   2.70   7.30 * 7.49   7.89   25.38   117 105
  Vernal 2.49   6.06   6.86   8.85   24.26   100 100
  Grand mean 3.18   7.35   8.31   9.11   27.95      
  LSD (5%) 0.45   0.70   0.60   0.66   1.83      
  C.V. (%) 10.19   6.80   5.20   5.15   4.59      
  No. of harvests 2   4   4   4   14      
                           
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:  West Lafayette, IN      
Design:  Randomized block, 4 replications, 21 entries      
Soil Type: Rockfield silt loam      
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')      
Seeded:  May 5, 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 leafhopper controlled by sparying      
       
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