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1996 Urbana Alfalfa Variety Trial

Brand-Variety

Experimental

1997 cuttings Relative
Yield
4-4 6-6 7-8 8-8 9-11 Total
Stand T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A % Trial Mean
 
GARST 645 4.80 3.38 2.56 1.98 1.33 9.24 105
WL 325 HQ 5.00 3.52 2.43 1.95 1.29 9.19 105
DEMAND 5.00 3.52 2.50 1.89 1.29 9.19 105
SARANAC AR 4.80 3.37 2.57 2.00 1.23 9.16 104
ICI 2888 3.80 3.41 2.52 1.90 1.28 9.10 104
GARST 631 5.00 3.47 2.49 1.87 1.23 9.06 103
DK 133 4.80 3.29 2.54 1.90 1.31 9.04 103
DK 127 5.00 3.31 2.40 2.04 1.23 8.98 102
WL 324 4.80 3.25 2.37 1.88 1.38 8.88 101
DEPEND+EV 5.00 3.18 2.50 1.90 1.24 8.82 100
EXCALIBUR II 4.30 3.05 2.41 2.00 1.36 8.81 100
PARAMOUNT 4.80 3.08 2.53 1.92 1.29 8.80 100
WETLAND 5.00 3.49 2.38 1.78 1.14 8.78 100
JADE II 4.80 3.36 2.45 1.80 1.17 8.78 100
WL 332 SR 4.50 2.96 2.43 1.97 1.26 8.62 98
RILEY 4.30 3.15 2.27 1.75 1.12 8.29 94
BAKER 3.30 3.34 2.00 1.56 0.90 7.79 89
VERNAL 4.50 3.27 2.07 1.53 0.81 7.68 87

Stands: 0=None, 5=Abundant
Mean   3.30 2.41 1.87 1.21 8.79  
5% LSD 0.34 0.38 0.19 0.11 0.79
CV (%) 7.25 11.04 7.20 6.66 6.32
MCV (%) 10.30 15.68 10.22 9.45 8.97


Date of Seeding: April 10, 1996.

Soil Type: Flanagan silt loam.

Herbicides: March 11 (Kerb) and August 18 (Poast and Butrayc).

Fertilization: June 11.

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

Plot Dimensions: 3' x 19'.


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