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Table 10. 1999 alfalfa variety yields Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center, Wanatah, IN  Seeding date:  May 10, 1999

Dry Matter Yield (T/A)

1999

% of

Entry

total

Check

Emperor 1.38 * 138
DK 141 1.37 * 137
Samurai 1.37 * 137
53Q60 1.37 * 137
WL 327 1.36 * 136
Awesom 1.36 * 136
Amerigraze401+Z 1.34 * 134
ABT 350 1.32 * 132
Affinity+Z 1.26 * 126
Cimarron SR 1.25 * 125
FQ 315 1.22 * 122
DK 140 1.17 * 117
Rocket 1.09 * 109
6240 1.05 105
5454 1.05 105
DK 134 1.01 101
Vernal 1.00 100
WinterGold 0.92 92

Grand mean 1.22
LSD (5%) 0.31
C.V. (%) 18.05
No. of harvests 1

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:  Wanatah, IN
Design: Randomized block, 4 replications, 18 entries
Soil Type:  Sebawa loam
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded:  April 25, 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 1999 Purdue Research Foundation)

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