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1996 Freeport Alfalfa Variety Trial

 Brand-Variety

Experimental

1999 Cutting 1998
Total
1997
Total
3-yr
Total
Relative
Yield
15-Apr 26-May 29-Jun 29-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 T DM/A % Trial
Mean
 
WL 324 4.30 2.64 1.80 1.07 1.13 6.64 6.66 8.46 21.76 111
W 110 4.80 2.44 1.75 1.03 1.14 6.36 6.65 8.29 21.30 109
WL 325 HQ 4.80 2.63 1.69 1.06 1.16 6.54 6.49 8.17 21.20 108
92-28 4.30 2.38 1.68 1.03 1.15 6.22 6.47 8.35 21.05 108
W 215 4.00 2.47 1.61 0.92 1.14 6.12 6.37 8.35 20.84 106
INNOVATOR +Z 4.80 2.56 1.72 1.03 1.11 6.41 6.38 7.95 20.74 106
VITRO 4.30 2.43 1.76 1.02 1.12 6.33 6.41 7.91 20.64 105
DK 127 4.30 2.20 1.68 0.93 1.15 5.94 6.09 8.01 20.04 102
645 4.30 2.52 1.63 1.04 1.10 6.28 6.07 7.67 20.02 102
93-39 4.30 2.21 1.60 1.01 1.04 5.86 6.27 7.85 19.97 102
PARAMOUNT 4.50 2.14 1.55 0.91 1.05 5.64 6.24 8.01 19.90 102
GH 787 3.50 2.22 1.47 0.88 1.03 5.60 5.81 8.45 19.86 101
IMPERIAL 4.30 2.56 1.64 0.90 0.99 6.09 6.03 7.68 19.80 101
C 215 3.80 2.38 1.60 0.91 1.06 5.94 6.22 7.63 19.79 101
631 4.50 2.24 1.60 0.85 1.08 5.77 6.13 7.78 19.68 101
ALPHA 2001 4.50 2.31 1.63 0.93 1.05 5.92 5.82 7.89 19.64 100
RUSHMORE 4.00 2.22 1.52 0.81 1.03 5.57 6.00 7.88 19.45 99
DEPEND +EV 4.30 2.22 1.61 0.97 1.07 5.86 6.02 7.52 19.40 99
BANQUET 3.80 2.24 1.57 0.89 1.05 5.74 5.96 7.64 19.34 99
C 133 4.00 2.36 1.58 1.01 1.06 6.01 5.96 7.35 19.31 99
93-292 4.30 2.31 1.67 0.89 1.08 5.94 5.82 7.55 19.31 99
WETLAND 4.50 2.13 1.60 0.98 0.98 5.69 5.80 7.74 19.22 98
AVALANCHE +Z 3.80 2.37 1.53 0.93 0.94 5.76 5.63 7.78 19.17 98
GH 766 3.80 2.33 1.63 0.91 0.96 5.59 6.04 7.47 19.10 98
C 105 4.30 2.16 1.47 0.81 1.07 5.50 5.81 7.67 18.97 97
DK 133 4.30 2.14 1.60 0.90 1.01 5.64 5.81 7.50 18.95 97
SYNERGY 4.00 2.16 1.47 0.83 1.10 5.56 5.80 7.46 18.81 96
ALFALEAF II 3.80 2.20 1.35 0.73 1.00 5.28 5.59 7.93 18.80 96
2888 3.80 2.26 1.46 0.82 1.01 5.55 5.38 7.70 18.63 95
VERNAL 3.30 2.26 1.27 0.74 0.97 5.24 5.50 7.78 18.52 95
DEFIANT 4.00 2.13 1.49 0.90 1.04 5.56 5.42 7.43 18.41 94
PREMIER PLUS 3.80 2.02 1.39 0.75 0.95 5.12 5.65 7.59 18.36 94
SARANAC AR 4.00 2.23 1.41 0.79 0.99 5.41 5.17 7.67 18.25 93
BAKER 2.30 2.11 1.15 0.69 1.00 4.95 5.25 7.26 17.45 89

1:   0 = poor, 5 = excellent
  Mean 2.30 1.56 0.91 1.05 5.81 5.96 7.80 19.58  
  5%_LSD 0.30 0.18 0.17 0.14 0.58 0.64 0.56 1.51  
  CV(%) 9.41 8.33 13.41 9.63 7.06 7.67 5.08 5.48  
  MCV(%) 13.21 11.69 18.81 13.51 9.90 10.76 7.12 7.70  

Date of Seeding: April 26, 1996.

Soil Type: Flagg silt loam.

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

Pest Control: July 7 and 21 (Pounce).

Plot Dimensions: 3' x 19'.


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