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Table 9.  1999 alfalfa variety yields Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Columbia City, IN  Seeding date:  May 11, 1998

Dry Matter Yield T/A

1999

% of

Entry

total

 Check

Winterking 4.63 * 108
GH 788 4.39 * 103
Depend  +EV 4.34 * 102
Synergy 4.30 * 101
Choice 4.29 * 100
Vernal 4.27 * 100
FQ 314 4.06 * 95
A 9503     4.06 * 95
Green Field 4.03 * 94
53Q60 3.90 * 91
Alfastar 3.82 89
Geneva 3.80 89
DK 134 3.75 88
GH 797 3.75 88
TMFMulti-Plier2 3.75 88
DK 141 3.73 87
Feast +EV 3.67 86
DK 140 3.66 86
Ace 3.60 84

Grand mean 3.99
LSD (5%) 0.8  
C.V. (%) 14.1 
No. of harvests

2    

No 1998 harvest

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:  Columbia City, IN
Design:  Randomized block, 4 replications, 19  entries
Soil Type: Boyer sandy loam 
Plots:  Five rows, 3' x 20', (harvested 3' x 15')
Seeded:  May 11, 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 leafhoppers controlled by spraying
(Copyright 1999 Purdue Research Foundation)

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