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1997 Trial List

Trial Locations:
West Lafayette

Bedford
Columbia City

Alfalfa Variety Yields 1996-1997
From Trials Planted in 1996

 

Table 7. 1996-1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Agronomy Research Center, West Lafayette, IN
Seeding date: April 10, 1996

Dry matter Yield T/A

1996

1997

96-97

% of

Entry

Total

total

Total

Check

5312

4.12

*

7.09

*

11.20

*

124

WL 324

4.24

*

6.93

*

11.17

*

124

x

C229

4.17

*

6.85

*

11.02

*

122

Amerigraze401+Z

3.96

*

6.91

*

10.87

*

120

x

93-133

3.89

*

6.94

*

10.83

*

120

Excalibur II

3.89

*

6.91

*

10.80

*

119

WL 325 HQ

4.11

*

6.51

10.63

*

118

Synergy

3.95

*

6.59

10.53

116

x

C108

4.14

*

6.34

10.48

116

DK127

3.68

6.77

*

10.45

116

5454

3.61

6.80

*

10.40

115

GEM

3.57

6.79

*

10.36

115

Choice

3.40

6.82

*

10.22

113

Vernal

3.27

5.77

9.04

100

Grand mean

3.86

6.72

10.57

LSD (5%)

0.42

0.41

0.64

C.V. (%)

7.53

4.27

4.18

No. of harvests

2

3

5

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, 14 entries
Soil Type: Xenia silt loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 10, 1996, 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: Potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1997 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

Table 8. 1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Feldun Purdue Ag. Center, Bedford, IN
Seeding Date: Reseeded May 20, 1997

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1997

% of

Entry

Total

Check

Total +Z

1.21

*

108

DK127

1.20

*

107

SuperCuts

1.17

*

104

ABT-405

1.15

*

103

Excalibur II

1.14

*

102

x

WL 326 GZ

1.13

*

101

Choice

1.12

*

100

Vernal

1.12

*

100

Affinity +Z

1.11

*

99

5454

1.09

97

x

ZN 9541

1.09

97

630

1.08

96

GEM

1.07

96

5312

1.00

89

Grand mean

1.12

LSD (5%)

0.11

C.V. (%)

6.96

No. of harvests

1

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: Bedford, IN
Design: Randomized block, 4 replications, 14 entries
Soil Type: Muren Silt Loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: Reseeded May 20, 1997, with 15 lb. live seed / acre; 1.3 lb. a.i. Balan / acre, incorporated
Fertilizer: 60 lb. P2O5 and 250 lb. K2O / acre applied after first harvest Insects: Potato leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1997 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

 

Table 9. 1997 alfalfa variety yields at the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Columbia City, IN
Seeding Date: April 11, 1996

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1997

% of

Entry

Total

Check

631

7.74

*

113

DK127

7.71

*

113

Excalibur II

7.51

*

110

GEM

7.49

*

110

Amerigraze401+Z

7.41

*

108

WL 325 HQ

7.40

*

108

WL 324

7.39

*

108

Rainier

7.34

*

107

x

ZG 9533

7.28

*

106

ALPHA 2001

7.23

*

106

5454

7.22

*

106

TMFMulti-Plier2

7.21

105

5312

7.17

105

Choice

7.15

105

Imperial

7.13

104

x

ZG 9430

7.04

103

Vernal

6.84

100

Grand mean

7.31

LSD (5%)

0.53

C.V. (%)

5.75

No. of harvests

4

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, 17 entries
Soil Type: Boyer Sandy Loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: April 11, 1996, 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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