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Table 2. 1994-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, Wanatah, IN
Seeding date: April 20, 1994
1994-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, Wanatah, IN

Dry Matter Yield (T/A)

1994

1995

1996

1997

94-97

% of check

Entry

total

total

total

total

total

94-95

96-97

94-97

x

ABI 9144

1.27

*

9.46

*

7.85

*

7.25

*

25.83

*

109

109

109

Innovator +Z

1.25

*

9.40

*

7.68

*

7.22

*

25.55

*

108

108

108

620

1.29

*

9.38

*

7.52

*

7.14

*

25.33

*

108

106

107

Avalanche +Z

1.35

*

9.37

*

7.66

*

6.87

*

25.26

*

109

105

107

5454

1.17

9.01

7.92

*

7.05

*

25.15

*

103

108

106

5312

1.27

*

9.35

*

7.40

*

6.93

*

24.94

*

108

104

105

Defiant

1.24

*

9.11

*

7.64

*

6.56

24.54

105

103

104

Evolution

1.23

*

9.34

*

7.13

6.79

24.49

107

101

103

DK122

1.31

*

9.11

*

7.23

6.72

24.37

106

101

103

DK133

1.35

*

9.03

7.22

6.66

24.26

105

101

102

Dominator

1.26

*

9.08

7.30

*

6.54

24.18

105

100

102

x

AS-B95

1.18

9.07

7.25

6.51

24.01

104

100

101

Demand

1.33

*

9.05

7.11

6.32

23.80

105

97

101

Vernal

1.30

*

8.57

7.33

*

6.47

23.67

100

100

100

Saranac

1.24

*

8.50

7.15

6.68

23.57

99

100

100

GH 794

1.24

*

8.69

6.39

5.44

21.76

101

86

92

Grand mean

1.27

9.10

7.36

6.66

24.39

LSD (5%)

0.17

0.36

0.64

0.45

1.19

C.V. (%)

9.19

2.76

6.12

4.80

3.44

No. of harvests

1

4

3

4

12

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: Wanatah, IN
Design: Randomized block, 4 replications, 16 entries
Soil Type: Sebawa loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 20, 1994, 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 and final harvest
Insects: Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1997 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

 

 

 

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