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B739 - Performance of Alfalfa in Indiana, 1993-1996

Table 5. 1993-1996 alfalfa variety yields at the Agronomy Research Center, West Lafayette, IN Seeding date: May 8, 1993
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                             Dry Matter Yield (T/A)            Yield, % of check
Entry             1993    1994      1995     1996     93-96    93-94  95-96  93-96
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Good as Gold      2.76 *  10.74 *   9.65 *   9.90 *   33.05 *  123    129    126
5454              2.36    10.59 *   9.22 *   9.42 *   31.59 *  118    123    121
Wintergreen       2.38     9.80 *   9.67 *   9.61 *   31.45 *  111    127    120
ALPHA 2001        2.38    10.28 *   9.44 *   9.29     31.38 *  115    123    120
Rustler II        2.58 *  10.07 *   9.31 *   9.15     31.11    115    122    119
Aggressor         2.56 *  10.21 *   9.28 *   8.89     30.95    116    120    118
Venture           2.51    10.18 *   9.00     9.20     30.89    115    120    118
PGI 4352          2.46    10.01 *   9.22 *   9.11     30.80    113    121    118
EXP 3392          2.60 *  10.03 *   9.07     9.04     30.74    115    119    117
ABI 8939          2.46    10.03 *   9.32 *   8.81     30.62    113    119    117
ABI-9134          2.38     9.82 *   9.20 *   9.04     30.44    111    120    116
Imperial          2.32     9.82 *   9.04     9.24     30.41    110    120    116
Paramount         2.38    10.09 *   8.88     9.04     30.38    113    118    116
90-124            2.33     9.36     9.38 *   9.23     30.30    106    123    116
Clipper           2.50     9.64     8.92     8.88     29.95    110    117    114
WL 322 HQ         2.27     9.81 *   9.07     8.73     29.89    110    117    114
PGI 3232          2.34     9.97 *   9.03     8.53     29.88    112    116    114
Dart              2.57 *   9.60     8.97     8.71     29.85    110    116    114
SuperCuts         2.47     9.71 *   8.75     8.87     29.79    111    116    114
Cutter            2.60 *   9.66     8.53     8.97     29.76    111    115    114
BPR356            2.46     9.67     8.56     8.94     29.62    110    115    113
DK133             2.74 *   9.56     8.45     8.62     29.36    112    112    112
WL 323            2.53     9.41     8.85     8.44     29.23    108    114    112
GH-777            2.62 *   9.67     8.47     8.44     29.19    112    111    111
5373              2.34     9.46     8.72     8.60     29.12    107    114    111
Saranac           2.47     9.63     8.23     8.20     28.52    110    108    109
Vernal            2.40     8.61     7.54     7.65     26.20    100    100    100
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Grand mean        2.47     9.83     8.95     8.91     30.17
LSD (5%)          0.22     1.06     0.60     0.60      1.86
C.V. (%)          6.39     7.69     4.77     4.81      4.38
No. of harvests   1        4        4        4        13
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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, 27 entries
Soil Type:  Chalmers silt loam
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded:  May 8, 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)

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