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Table 4. 96 ARC

Table 4. 1996-1998 alfalfa variety yields at the Agronomy Research Center, West Lafayette, IN
Seeding date: April 10, 1996

         Dry Matter Yield (T/A) % of
1996 1997 1998

96-98

Check
Entry total total total total 96-98

5312 4.12 * 7.09 * 7.53 * 18.73 * 132
x C229 4.17 * 6.85 * 7.64 * 18.66 * 132
WL 324 4.24 * 6.93 * 7.48 * 18.65 * 131
Amerigraze 401+Z 3.96 * 6.91 * 7.59 * 18.45 * 130
Excalibur II 3.89 * 6.91 * 7.51 * 18.31 * 129
x 93-133 3.89 * 6.94 * 7.22 * 18.05 * 127
x C108 4.14 * 6.34 7.50 * 17.97 * 127
DK127 3.68 6.77 * 7.38 * 17.84 126
5454 3.61 6.80 * 7.38 * 17.78 125
Synergy 3.95 * 6.59 7.20 17.73 125
GEM 3.57 6.79 * 7.26 * 17.63 124
WL 325 HQ 4.11 * 6.51 7.00 17.63 124
Choice 3.40 6.82 * 6.94 17.17 121
Vernal 3.27 5.77 5.15 14.19 100

Grand mean 3.86 6.72 7.20 17.77
LSD (5%) 0.42 0.41 0.44 0.87
C.V. (%) 7.53 4.27 4.27 3.40
No. of harvests 2 3 4 9

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: 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. 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