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Alfalfa Variety Trial location at the Purdue Agronomy Research Center, West Lafayette, IN

The Purdue Agronomy Research Center is located near West Lafayette in Tippecanoe County (James J. Beaty III, superintendent).  The 1996 and 1997 seeded studies were conducted on a Xenia silt loam soil with a 0-2% slope. The 1998 seeded trial is on a Rockfield silt loam soil with a 0-2 % slope. 

A Drummer silt loam with a 0-2% slope and a 4-5% organic matter content is the site of the 1994 and 1995 seeded trials.  The 1993 study was conducted on a Chalmers silt loam (0-2 % slope).  Both are highly-productive, prairie-derived soils.

The following table links to the individual variety trial data for each trial planted for the year listed:

Year Trial Planted West Lafayette
ARC
2000 00-01
1999 99-01
1998 98-01
1997 97-99
1996 96-99
1995 95-98
1994 94-97
1993 93-96

Normal average daily temperature and deviation from normal. 

West Lafayette

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Normal

23

26.7

37.1

50.1

60.7

70

73.6

71.4

65.2

53.5

40.5

29

1995

2

1.3

3.9

-2.1

-1.7

2

1.4

6.6

-2.8

0.6

-6.5

-5

1996

-0.4

1.1

-5.4

-3.3

-2.1

-0.5

-3.6

-0.8

-2.8

-0.1

-7.5

0

1997

-4

5.3

3.9

-4.1

-4.7

0

-0.6

-2.4

-0.2

0.5

-2.5

3

1998

9

12.3

1.9

2.9

6.3

3

-0.6

1.6

3.8

2.5

2.5

16

1999

1.7

9.1

-1.4

3.1

3.4

1.4

4.2

-2.4

-0.6

0.6

4.0

3.1

2000

2.5

9.3

7.8

0.4

3.3

-0.6

-3.2

0.2

-1.0

2.9

-2.2

-11.4

2001

-0.9

-4.3

1.1

-6.3

-4.4

0.4

-0.3

-2.3

2.2

-0.8

10.4

 

Total monthly precipitation (inches) for West Lafayette, IN

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