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1997 DeKalb Alfalfa Variety Trial

 Brand-Variety

Experimental

1999 Cutting 1998
Total
2-yr.
Total
Relative
Yield
15-Apr 27-May 28-Jun 30-Jul 31-Aug Total
1Stand T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A T DM/A % Trial Mean
 
DK 127 5.00 2.64 1.44 1.33 1.20 6.60 6.84 13.44 110
DK 140 5.00 2.50 1.40 1.12 1.18 6.19 6.66 12.85 105
PERSIST 5.00 2.54 1.20 1.10 1.15 5.99 6.65 12.64 104
CHOICE 5.00 2.26 1.21 1.29 1.13 5.89 6.50 12.39 102
5347LH 5.00 2.49 1.35 1.11 1.00 5.95 6.34 12.28 101
DK 141 5.00 2.35 1.24 1.18 1.08 5.85 6.18 12.03 99
SARANAC AR 4.80 2.35 1.01 1.29 0.89 5.53 5.64 11.17 92
VERNAL 5.00 2.32 1.01 1.29 0.94 5.55 5.51 11.06 91

1: 0 = poor, 5 = excellent
Mean   2.42 1.23 1.21 1.07 5.93 6.26 12.19  
5%_LSD   0.42 0.22 0.20 0.12 0.71 0.30 0.76  
CV(%)   11.88 12.34 11.59 7.69 8.15 3.25 4.26  
MCV(%)   17.33 18.00 16.91 11.23 11.89 4.74 6.22  

Date of Seeding: April 17, 1997.

Soil Type: Drummer-Flanagan silt loam.

Herbicides: February 16 (Sencor), July 7 (Poast, Butyrac).

Pest Control: July 7 and 21 (Poast).

Plot Dimensions: 3' x 19'.


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