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Table 7. 1998-1999 alfalfa variety yields Agronomy Research Center West Lafayette, IN  Seeding date:  May 5, 1998

     Dry Matter Yield T/A

1998

1999

98-99

% of

Entry

total

total

total

Check

Pro Gro 3.53 * 7.77 * 11.35 133
Cimarron 3i 3.56 * 7.66 * 11.27 132
ABT 350 3.27 * 7.79 * 11.11 130
Affinity +Z 3.39 * 7.62 * 11.07 130
DK141 3.50 * 7.49 * 11.05 129
Amerigraze 401+Z 3.37 * 7.59 * 11.01 129
Geneva 3.29 * 7.61 * 10.95 128
Innovator +Z 3.30 * 7.54 * 10.90 128
Vitro 3.48 * 7.35 * 10.89 128
A - 395 3.22 * 7.58 * 10.85 127
DK140 3.30 * 7.44 * 10.78 126
53Q60 3.18 * 7.52 * 10.76 126
x A 9503    3.12 * 7.53 * 10.71 125
TMF Multi-Plier2 3.22 * 7.42 * 10.69 125
Emperor 3.18 * 7.38 * 10.61 124
Spirit 3.21 * 7.35 * 10.61 124
Synergy 2.97 7.36 * 10.38 122
x ZH 9731H  2.70 7.30 * 10.06 118
Green Field 2.84 6.94 9.83 115
DK 134 3.07 6.68 9.80 115
Gold Plus 2.82 6.76 9.64 113
Vernal 2.49 6.06 8.54 100

Grand mean 3.18   7.35 10.58
LSD (5%) 0.45   0.70
C.V. (%) 10.19 6.80
No. of harvests 2      4     6    

Entries with names preceded by "x" were tested using  experimental seed that may not give performance 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, 21 entries
Soil Type: Rockfield silt loam 
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded:  May 5, 1998, 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 1999 Purdue Research Foundation)

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