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Table 2. 1995-1998 alfalfa variety yields at the Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center, Wanatah, IN
Seeding date: April 17, 1995

                   Dry Matter Yield (T/A)
1995 1996 1997 1998 95-98 % of Check
Entry total total total total total 95-96 97-98 95-98

x 2444 6.07 * 7.25 * 7.48 * 7.21 * 28.02 * 112 114 113
620 6.11 * 7.23 * 7.55 * 7.05 * 27.93 * 112 113 113
Complete 5.72 * 7.70 * 7.48 * 6.98 * 27.89 * 113 112 112
x ABI-9134 6.12 * 7.22 * 7.58 * 6.95 * 27.87 * 112 113 112
Affinity +Z 5.84 * 7.26 * 7.65 * 7.11 * 27.84 * 110 115 112
Green Field 5.94 * 7.05 7.43 * 7.05 * 27.47 * 109 112 111
DK127 5.60 7.13 7.49 * 7.19 * 27.41 * 107 114 111
5454 5.59 7.36 * 7.33 * 7.06 * 27.35 * 109 112 110
x A - 395 5.88 * 7.22 * 7.45 * 6.77 * 27.31 * 110 110 110
5312 5.82 * 7.13 7.39 * 6.93 * 27.28 * 109 111 110
Demand 6.13 * 7.06 7.34 * 6.66 * 27.19 * 111 109 110
TMF Generation 5.85 * 7.19 7.31 * 6.84 * 27.19 * 110 110 110
Innovator +Z 5.86 * 7.14 7.28 * 6.78 * 27.08 * 109 109 109
ALPHA 2001 5.62 6.95 7.44 * 6.98 * 26.99 * 106 112 109
Ovation 5.84 * 7.08 7.31 * 6.63 26.86 * 109 108 108
x 3452-ML 5.91 * 7.19 7.03 6.66 * 26.80 * 110 106 108
x Depend +EV 5.48 7.17 7.41 * 6.71 * 26.78 * 106 110 108
Choice 5.50 6.97 7.14 6.43 26.05 105 105 105
WL 252 HQ 5.61 6.93 6.95 6.54 26.03 105 105 105
Vernal 5.12 6.78 6.41 6.47 24.80 100 100 100
Saranac 5.03 6.34 6.77 6.40 24.54 96 102 99

Grand mean 5.74 7.11 7.30 6.83 26.98
LSD (5%) 0.44 0.49 0.44 0.56 1.54
C.V. (%) 5.41 4.88 4.23 5.76 4.02
No. of harvests 3 3 4 4 14

Entries with names preceded by "x" were tested using experimental seed that may not give perfomance 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. P2O5 and 250 lb. K2O / acre applied after first and final harvest
Insects: Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhopper controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1998 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

 

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