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Table 3. 1995-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Columbia City, IN

Seeding date: April 21, 1994

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1995

1996

1997

95-97

% of Check

Entry

Total

Total

Total

Total

95-96

96-97

95-97

5454

8.69

*

7.72

6.49

*

24.00

*

97

108

114

x

AS-B95

8.78

*

8.73

*

6.11

*

23.37

*

104

113

111

x

MS-9305

8.67

*

8.12

*

6.13

*

23.24

*

99

108

111

DK122

8.83

*

7.87

5.94

*

22.95

*

99

105

109

WL 323

9.02

*

8.24

*

6.04

*

22.78

*

102

108

109

5312

8.74

*

8.08

5.97

*

22.76

*

100

107

109

Viking 1

8.54

7.27

5.76

22.64

*

94

99

108

Crystal

8.90

*

8.21

*

5.67

22.48

101

105

107

DK133

8.57

*

7.92

6.01

*

22.45

98

106

107

x

ABI 9235

8.72

*

7.88

5.77

22.39

98

104

107

Demand

8.55

*

7.79

5.66

22.36

97

102

107

Dominator

8.00

7.05

5.71

22.31

89

97

106

Rushmore

8.36

7.68

5.67

22.23

95

101

106

Ovation

8.65

*

7.80

5.84

22.18

97

103

106

Innovator +Z

8.62

*

8.00

6.05

*

22.09

98

107

105

3420

8.22

7.63

5.55

21.96

94

100

105

Garst 645

8.72

*

8.29

*

5.93

*

21.74

101

108

104

Saranac

8.61

*

7.95

5.60

21.48

98

103

102

Vernal

8.81

*

8.07

5.11

20.97

100

100

100

GH 794

8.58

*

8.16

*

4.80

19.86

99

98

95

Grand mean

8.61

7.91

5.78

22.30

LSD (5%)

0.48

0.65

0.64

1.49

C.V. (%)

4.45

6.51

8.87

5.31

No. of harvests

4

3

4

11

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, 5 replications, 20 entries
Soil Type: Rawson sandy loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 21, 1994, with 15 lb. live seed / acre; 1.3 lb. a.i. Balan / acre, incorporated
No harvest the seeding year Fertilizer: 60 lb. P205 and 250 lb. K20 / acre applied after first and final harvest
Insects: Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1997 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

 

 

 

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