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Table 11.  1999 alfalfa variety yields Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Butlerville, IN  Seeding date:  May 3, 1999

               Dry Matter Yield (T/A)

1999

% of

Entry

total

Check

WL 327 2.18 * 145
DK 141 2.08 * 139
WinterGold 2.02 * 135
Affinity+Z 1.99 * 133
Emperor 1.97 131
DK 134 1.94 129
DK 124 1.93 129
Amerigraze401+Z 1.92 128
Rocket 1.92 128
Abilene+Z 1.87 125
6240 1.87 125
Cimarron SR 1.83 122
Stellar 1.80 120
53Q60 1.74 116
5454 1.74 116
DK 140 1.68 112
Vernal 1.50 100

Grand mean 1.88
LSD (5%) 0.21
C.V. (%) 7.78
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:  Butlerville, IN
Design:  Randomized block, 4 replications, 17 entries                              
Soil Type:  Avonburg silt loam
Plots:  Five rows, 2.5' x 20', (harvested 2.5' x 15')
Seeded:  May 21, 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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