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1997 Trial List

Trial Locations:

West Lafayette

Wanatah
Butlerville

Alfalfa Variety Yields 1995-1997
From Trial Planted in 1995

 

Table 4. 1995-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Agronomy Research Center, West Lafayette, IN
Seeding date: April 06, 1995

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1995

1996

1997

95-97

% of Check

Entry

Total

Total

Total

Total

95-96

96-97

95-97

x

2444

2.27

*

6.22

*

7.33

*

15.82

*

106

112

110

DS907

2.19

*

6.04

*

7.59

*

15.82

*

103

112

110

Garst 645

2.30

*

6.03

*

7.36

*

15.69

*

104

110

109

ABT-405

2.21

*

5.96

*

7.49

*

15.67

*

102

111

109

5454

2.37

*

6.00

*

7.23

*

15.60

*

105

109

109

Imperial

2.42

*

5.92

*

7.11

*

15.45

*

104

107

108

ABT-205

2.10

*

5.98

*

7.29

*

15.37

*

101

109

107

Green Field

2.26

*

5.91

*

7.16

*

15.33

*

102

108

107

Affinity +Z

2.09

*

5.97

*

7.22

*

15.27

*

101

109

106

Magnum IV

2.27

*

5.77

7.21

*

15.25

*

101

107

106

Innovator +Z

2.17

*

5.76

7.28

*

15.21

*

99

107

106

x

Depend +EV

2.09

*

5.83

7.28

*

15.20

*

99

108

106

Choice

2.11

*

5.87

*

7.12

*

15.11

*

100

107

105

x

ABI-923DD

2.13

5.72

7.23

*

15.09

*

98

107

105

631

2.12

*

5.73

7.19

*

15.04

*

98

106

105

5312

2.08

*

5.76

7.19

*

15.03

*

98

107

105

SuperCuts

2.08

*

5.79

7.16

*

15.03

*

98

107

105

DK127

2.13

*

5.68

7.20

*

15.02

*

98

106

105

Guardian

2.19

*

5.63

6.98

*

14.80

98

104

103

Dominator

2.03

*

5.49

7.20

*

14.71

94

105

103

x

3452-ML

2.02

*

5.64

7.00

*

14.65

96

104

102

Vernal

2.21

*

5.78

6.36

14.35

100

100

100

Saranac

1.96

*

5.02

6.29

13.26

87

93

92

Grand mean

2.17

5.80

7.15

15.12

LSD (5%)

0.28

0.38

0.42

0.83

C.V. (%)

9.19

4.70

4.23

3.92

No. of harvests

2

3

4

9

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, 23 entries
Soil Type: Drummer silt loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 06, 1995, 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)

 

 

Table 5. 1995-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center, Wanatah, IN
Seeding date: April 17, 1995

Dry Matter Yield (T/A)

1995

1996

1997

95-97

% of Check

Entry

Total

Total

Total

Total

95-96

96-97

95-97

x

ABI-9134

6.12

*

7.22

*

7.58

*

20.92

*

112

112

114

Complete

5.72

*

7.70

*

7.48

*

20.91

*

113

115

114

620

6.11

*

7.23

*

7.55

*

20.88

*

112

112

114

x

2444

6.07

*

7.25

*

7.48

*

20.81

*

112

112

114

Affinity +Z

5.84

*

7.26

*

7.65

*

20.74

*

110

113

113

x

A - 395

5.88

*

7.22

*

7.45

*

20.54

*

110

111

112

Demand

6.13

*

7.06

7.34

*

20.53

*

111

109

112

Green Field

5.94

*

7.05

7.43

*

20.43

*

109

110

112

5312

5.82

*

7.13

7.39

*

20.35

*

109

110

111

TMF Generation

5.85

*

7.19

7.31

*

20.35

*

110

110

111

Innovator +Z

5.86

*

7.14

7.28

*

20.30

*

109

109

111

5454

5.59

7.36

*

7.33

*

20.29

*

109

111

111

Ovation

5.84

*

7.08

7.31

*

20.23

*

109

109

110

DK127

5.60

7.13

7.49

*

20.22

*

107

111

110

x

3452-ML

5.91

*

7.19

7.03

20.13

*

110

108

110

x

Depend +EV

5.48

7.17

7.41

*

20.07

*

106

111

110

ALPHA 2001

5.62

6.95

7.44

*

20.01

*

106

109

109

Choice

5.50

6.97

7.14

19.61

105

107

107

WL 252 HQ

5.61

6.93

6.95

19.49

105

105

106

Vernal

5.12

6.78

6.41

18.32

100

100

100

Saranac

5.03

6.34

6.77

18.14

96

99

99

Grand mean

5.74

7.11

7.30

20.2

LSD (5%)

0.44

0.49

0.44

1.1

C.V. (%)

5.41

4.88

4.23

4.0

No. of harvests

3

3

4

10

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, 21 entries
Soil Type: Sebawa loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 17, 1995, 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)

 

 

Table 6. 1995-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Butlerville, IN
Seeding date: April 5, 1995

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1995

1996

1997

95-97

% of Check

Entry

Total

Total

Total

Total

95-96

96-97

95-97

Affinity +Z

3.92

*

10.61

*

6.67

*

21.19

*

148

157

150

Green Field

3.72

*

9.87

*

6.38

*

19.98

*

139

148

142

x

Depend +EV

3.66

*

10.05

*

6.22

*

19.93

*

140

148

141

5312

3.71

*

9.39

6.41

*

19.52

134

144

139

5454

3.40

9.58

6.53

*

19.51

132

146

138

x

3452-ML

3.70

*

9.76

*

6.04

*

19.49

137

144

138

x

2444

3.82

*

9.28

6.35

*

19.44

134

142

138

DK127

3.55

9.43

6.26

*

19.24

132

143

137

Choice

3.80

*

9.59

5.70

19.09

137

139

135

Innovator +Z

3.61

*

9.12

6.29

*

19.02

130

140

135

Rushmore

3.44

9.30

5.85

18.59

130

138

132

Saranac

3.15

8.30

5.71

17.16

117

127

122

Vernal

3.07

6.73

4.28

14.09

100

100

100

Grand mean

3.58

9.31

6.05

18.94

LSD (5%)

0.37

0.97

0.71

1.57

C.V. (%)

7.13

7.25

8.12

5.75

No. of harvests

2

4

4

10

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: Butlerville, IN
Design: Randomized block, 4 replications, 13 entries
Soil Type: Avonburg silt loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 5, 1995, 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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