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1997 Freeport Alfalfa Variety Trial

 Brand-Variety

Experimental

1999 cutting 1998
Total
2-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 % Trial Mean
 
C 131 4.80 2.43 1.44 1.05 1.14 6.06 6.16 12.21 109
4315 5.00 2.34 1.36 1.02 1.19 5.90 6.13 12.03 107
DK 140 5.00 2.31 1.49 1.03 1.09 5.92 6.10 12.02 107
DK 127 4.80 2.34 1.47 1.01 1.15 5.97 5.87 11.84 105
VOYAGER I 5.00 2.35 1.45 0.93 1.09 5.82 5.92 11.74 104
TARGET II 5.00 2.42 1.39 0.95 1.08 5.84 5.87 11.70 104
CHOICE 4.80 2.33 1.33 0.89 1.07 5.63 5.84 11.47 102
W 309 4.80 2.20 1.19 0.79 0.99 5.17 6.14 11.31 101
C 231 5.00 2.18 1.31 0.88 1.06 5.43 5.77 11.20 100
620 5.00 2.27 1.36 0.93 1.08 5.63 5.47 11.10 99
DK 141 5.00 2.24 1.26 0.90 1.02 5.42 5.64 11.06 98
VERNAL 4.50 2.28 1.26 0.81 0.99 5.35 5.40 10.74 96
WH 80 4.80 1.89 1.14 0.85 0.98 4.85 5.50 10.35 92
SARANAC AR 4.50 1.98 1.14 0.70 1.02 4.84 5.22 10.06 90
5347LH 4.80 1.87 1.21 0.74 0.95 4.77 5.03 9.80 87

1:   0 = poor, 5 = excellent
Mean   2.23 1.32 0.90 1.06 5.50 5.73 11.23  
5%_LSD   0.21 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.37 0.53 0.79  
CV(%)   6.64 6.12 9.71 7.53 4.77 6.45 4.96  
MCV(%)   9.45 8.71 13.82 10.72 6.80 9.19 7.06  

Date of Seeding: April 24, 1997.

Soil Type: Flagg silt loam.

Herbicides: February 16 (Sencor), July 7 (Poast,Butyrac), July 21 (Poast).

Pest Control: July 7 and 21 (Pounce).

Plot Dimensions: 3' x 19'.


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