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1997 Freeport Alfalfa Variety Trial
      2000     1999 1998 3-yr Relative
Yield

% Trial
Mean
Brand-Variety 22-May 22-Jun 25-Jul 28-Aug Total Total Total Total
* Experimental T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A
C 131* 2.47 1.36 1.38 1.15 6.36 6.06 6.16 18.57 109
DK 127 2.53 1.44 1.35 1.19 6.51 5.97 5.87 18.35 108
DK 140 2.28 1.52 1.31 1.23 6.33 5.92 6.10 18.35 108
4315* 2.31 1.34 1.31 1.25 6.20 5.90 6.13 18.23 107
VOYAGER I 2.36 1.30 1.27 1.21 6.14 5.82 5.92 17.88 105
TARGET II 2.41 1.24 1.23 1.10 5.98 5.84 5.87 17.68 104
C 231* 2.35 1.34 1.38 1.12 6.19 5.43 5.77 17.39 102
CHOICE 2.24 1.19 1.21 1.17 5.80 5.63 5.84 17.27 102
620 2.46 1.19 1.29 1.15 6.09 5.63 5.47 17.19 101
DK 141 2.08 1.24 1.17 1.12 5.60 5.42 5.64 16.66 98
W 309* 1.97 1.17 1.16 0.96 5.25 5.17 6.14 16.56 97
VERNAL 2.12 1.02 1.15 0.93 5.21 5.35 5.40 15.95 94
WH 80* 1.64 1.14 1.27 1.06 5.11 4.85 5.50 15.45 91
SARANAC AR 1.91 0.91 1.10 0.82 4.74 4.84 5.22 14.80 87
5347LH 1.82 1.01 1.19 0.93 4.95 4.77 5.03 14.75 87
                   
Mean 2.20 1.23 1.25 1.10 5.77 5.50 5.73 17.01  
5%_LSD 0.25 0.13 0.12 0.11 0.41 0.37 0.53 0.98  
CV(%) 8.05 7.33 6.72 7.15 5.01 4.77 6.45 4.05  
MCV(%) 11.46 10.44 9.57 10.18 7.14 6.80 9.19 5.77  
 
Date of Seeding: April 24th, 1997.          
Soil Type: Flagg silt loam.          
Herbicides: February 29th (Sencor), June 22nd and August 4th (Poast Plus & Butyrac).  
Pest Control: August 4th (Pounce).          
Plot Dimensions: 3' x 19'.          

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