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Table 6. 96 NEPAC

Table 6. 1996-1998 alfalfa variety yields at the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Columbia City, IN
Seeding date: April 11, 1996

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

631 7.74 * 8.11 * 15.85 * 115
DK127 7.71 * 8.12 * 15.83 * 115
WL 324 7.39 * 8.25 * 15.65 * 114
Excalibur II 7.51 * 8.03 * 15.54 * 113
GEM 7.49 * 7.99 * 15.48 * 112
Amerigraze 401+Z 7.41 * 7.87 * 15.28 * 111
Imperial 7.13 8.08 * 15.22 * 111
ALPHA 2001 7.23 * 7.98 * 15.21 * 110
Choice 7.15 7.92 * 15.07 * 109
5454 7.22 * 7.77 * 14.99 * 109
TMF Multi-Plier2 7.21 7.75 * 14.96 * 109
5312 7.17 7.75 * 14.92 108
ZG 9533 7.28 * 7.59 14.87 108
Rainier 7.34 * 7.48 14.82 108
WL 325 HQ 7.40 * 7.35 14.76 107
ZG 9430 7.04 7.56 14.60 106
Vernal 6.84 6.93 13.77 100

Grand mean 7.31 7.80 15.11
LSD (5%) 0.53 0.54 0.90
C.V. (%) 5.75 5.50 4.75
No. of harvests 4 4 8

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, 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
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