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B739 - Performance of Alfalfa in Indiana, 1993-1996

Table 1. 1993-1996 alfalfa variety yields at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, Wanatah, IN, irrigated
Seeding date: April 14, 1993

                             Dry Matter Yield (T/A)              Yield, % of check
Entry             1993    1994       1995     1996      93-96   93-94  95-96  93-96

Garst 645         6.46 *  10.37 *   10.95 *   9.68 *   37.45 *  123    125    124
Aggressor         6.57 *  10.27 *   10.73 *   9.05     36.62 *  123    120    121
3452-ML           5.98 *  10.09 *   10.90 *   9.40 *   36.38 *  117    123    120
Depend  +EV       6.11 *  10.18 *   10.46 *   9.47 *   36.22 *  119    121    120
Arrow             6.26 *  10.49 *   10.44 *   8.77     35.95 *  122    116    119
BPR356            5.89 *  10.10 *   10.55 *   9.40 *   35.92 *  117    121    119
5454              5.46     9.82     10.54 *   9.97 *   35.79 *  112    124    118
Allegro           6.16 *  10.06 *   10.51 *   9.03     35.75 *  118    118    118
Synergy           5.58    10.14 *   10.16 *   9.13     35.01    115    117    116
5373              5.52     9.68     10.26 *   9.18 *   34.64    111    118    115
5262              5.42     9.71     10.43 *   9.02     34.57    110    118    114
WL 323            5.82    10.10 *    9.89     8.00     33.82    116    108    112
DK122             5.74     9.95 *    9.93     8.15     33.77    115    109    112
Clipper           5.87 *   9.47      9.73     8.41     33.47    112    110    111
Cutter            5.98 *   9.65      9.59     8.07     33.29    114    107    110
DK133             5.95 *   9.65      9.67     7.94     33.21    114    107    110
Saranac           5.19     9.28      9.53     7.87     31.87    106    105    105
Vernal            5.22     8.48      8.90     7.63     30.24    100    100    100

Grand mean        5.84     9.86     10.18     8.79     34.67
LSD (5%)          0.75     0.59      0.83     0.82      2.17
C.V. (%)          8.99     4.23      5.72     6.55      4.41
No. of harvests    3        4         4        4         15

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:  Wanatah, IN
Design:  Randomized block, 4 replications, 18 entries
Soil Type:  Tracy sandy loam
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded:  April 14, 1993, with 15 lb. live seed / acre; 
1.3 lb. a.i. Balan/acre, incorporated
Fertilizer:  60 lb. P205 and 250 lb. K20 / acre applied after first harvest
Insects:  Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1996 Purdue Research Foundation)

Details of the 93-96 Indiana alfalfa performance trial

 

 

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