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Table 9. 97 SEPAC

Table 9. 1997-1998 alfalfa variety yields at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Butlerville, IN
Seeding date: May 21, 1997

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

5312 1.09 * 9.70 * 10.79 * 114
Complete 1.01 * 9.64 * 10.65 * 112
Choice 1.13 * 9.51 * 10.64 * 112
631 1.15 * 9.40 * 10.56 * 112
DK141 1.16 * 9.33 * 10.50 * 111
DK140 1.08 * 9.35 * 10.43 * 110
5454 1.05 * 9.38 * 10.42 * 110
ABT-405 1.06 * 9.28 * 10.34 * 109
GEM 1.12 * 9.22 * 10.34 * 109
Spur 1.14 * 9.19 * 10.32 * 109
Vernal 1.12 * 8.35 9.47 100

Grand mean 1.10 9.30 10.41
LSD (5%) 0.17 0.62 0.68
C.V. (%) 10.81 4.59 4.53
No. of harvests 2 4 6

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: Butlerville, IN
Design: randomized block, 4 replications, 11 entries
Soil Type: Avonburg silt loam
Plots: Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded: May 21, 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 and final harvest
Insects: Alfalfa weevil and potato leafhopper controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1998 Purdue Research Foundation)


Last Updated on 2/8/99
By Jerry Schmierer
Email: jlschmierer@ucdavis.edu