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1994 Urbana Alfalfa Variety Trial
  1997 cutting 1996 Total 1995 Total 3-yr. Total Relative Yield

Brand-Variety

Experimental

4-4 6-5 7-8 8-8 9-11 Total
Stand T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A % Trial Mean
ABI 923DD 4.50 2.71 2.39 1.90 0.92 7.92 4.59 6.77 19.28 114
ABI 9141 4.30 2.62 2.16 1.99 1.03 7.79 4.55 6.57 18.91 112
PGI 4212 4.50 2.67 2.16 1.80 0.96 7.59 4.42 6.71 18.72 111
MORE 4.50 2.63 2.26 1.87 0.99 7.74 4.37 6.57 18.68 111
ABI 9140 4.30 2.59 2.08 1.86 0.92 7.44 4.39 6.65 18.48 110
3452ML 4.00 2.61 2.20 1.76 0.90 7.47 4.34 6.62 18.43 109
MS 9305 3.80 2.40 2.04 1.84 0.96 7.23 3.99 6.79 18.00 107
ABI 923AA 4.00 2.54 1.99 1.74 0.84 7.10 4.37 6.46 17.92 106
ABI 9231 4.50 2.34 2.04 1.83 0.93 7.14 4.37 6.41 17.92 106
GENESIS 3.80 2.46 2.06 1.77 0.94 7.22 4.31 6.31 17.84 106
IL-92-W1 3.80 2.28 1.97 1.68 0.90 6.83 4.14 6.81 17.78 105
PASTURE PLUS 4.30 2.52 2.06 1.72 0.85 7.14 4.04 6.57 17.74 105
MAGNUM IV 4.00 2.44 2.05 1.75 0.86 7.09 4.18 6.47 17.74 105
ABI 9236 3.80 2.38 2.03 1.75 0.91 7.07 4.21 6.46 17.74 105
MS 9304 3.00 2.18 1.97 1.79 0.81 6.75 4.11 6.71 17.56 104
WISYN-X 4.00 2.43 2.04 1.70 0.88 7.04 3.82 6.67 17.53 104
WISYN-B 3.80 2.50 1.92 1.71 0.88 7.01 3.96 6.50 17.46 104
ABI 9237 4.00 2.33 1.88 1.67 0.85 6.73 4.08 6.57 17.38 103
MS 9301 4.00 2.30 1.90 1.67 0.92 6.79 4.10 6.30 17.19 102
VOYAGER II 4.00 2.40 1.97 1.67 0.90 6.93 3.85 6.40 17.18 102
PGI 9047 3.00 2.18 1.82 1.59 0.80 6.39 3.79 6.86 17.05 101
WL 323 3.80 2.28 1.93 1.66 0.83 6.70 3.93 6.31 16.94 100
TARGET II 3.80 2.40 1.86 1.63 0.82 6.71 4.03 6.08 16.82 100
IL-92-W4 3.30 2.40 1.88 1.53 0.72 6.52 3.29 6.16 15.97 95
CRYSTAL 3.50 2.23 1.76 1.54 0.73 6.25 3.57 6.13 15.95 95
RILEY 3.30 2.10 1.60 1.47 0.67 5.84 3.10 6.01 14.94 89
VERNAL 2.50 2.21 1.44 1.26 0.60 5.51 2.83 5.90 14.25 84
SARANAC AR 2.30 1.63 1.43 1.40 0.71 5.17 3.13 5.84 14.14 84
BAKER 1.80 2.05 1.41 1.37 0.53 5.36 2.70 6.02 14.08 84
IL-90-W3 1.00 1.87 1.37 1.27 0.63 5.14 2.64 5.68 13.45 80
IL-90-W4 1.00 1.27 0.98 1.13 0.56 3.94 2.40 5.71 12.04 71

Stands: 0=None, 5=Abundant
Mean   2.32 1.88 1.65 0.82 6.66 3.83 6.37 16.86  
5% LSD 0.30 0.26 0.20 0.12 0.70 0.42 0.56 1.32
CV (%) 9.08 9.70 8.86 10.09 7.47 7.81 6.29 5.56
MCV (%) 12.75 13.62 12.44 14.17 10.48 10.96 8.84 7.80


Date of Seeding: April 25, 1994.

Soil Type: Flanagan silt loam.

Herbicides: March 6 (Sencor), August 14 (Poast and Butryac).

Fertilization: June 11.

Pest Control: June 15, June 30, and July15 (Pounce).

Plot Dimensions: 3' x 16.5'.


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