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Table 5. 96 Feldun

Table 5. 1996-1998 alfalfa variety yields at the Feldun Purdue Agronomy Center, Bedford, IN
Seeding date: Reseeded May 20, 1997

Dry Matter Yield (T/A)

% of
1997 1998 97-98

Check

Entry total total total 97-98

ABT-405 1.15 * 6.12 * 7.27 * 104
SuperCuts 1.17 * 6.06 * 7.22 * 104
Choice 1.12 * 6.01 * 7.12 * 102
DK127 1.20 * 5.92 * 7.12 * 102
Affinity +Z 1.11 * 5.99 * 7.10 * 102
Total +Z 1.21 * 5.76 * 6.97 * 100
Vernal 1.12 * 5.84 * 6.96 * 100
630 1.08 5.79 * 6.87 * 99
WL 326 GZ 1.13 * 5.66 * 6.80 * 98
GEM 1.07 5.68 * 6.75 * 97
5454 1.09 5.64 * 6.73 * 97
ZN 9541 1.09 5.61 * 6.70 * 96
Excalibur II 1.14 * 5.35 6.49 93
5312 1.00 5.32 6.32 91

Grand mean 1.12 5.77 6.89
LSD (5%) 0.11 0.71 0.71
C.V. (%) 6.96 8.48 7.14
No. of harvests 1 3

Study was destroyed by excessive rainfall in 1996 and replanted in 1997
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: 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 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