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Table 1.  Forage yield of six alfalfa varieties seeded at Fargo in 2001.

 

2004 forage yield

 

 

 

Entry

6-7

7-13

8-17

10-11

Total

2003

2002

2001

01-04

total

Relative

yield

 

----------------------------------------tons dry matter/acre----------------------------------------

% of Vernal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54V54

 1.90

2.20

1.96

1.38

7.44

6.94

7.27

3.11

24.76

98.9

53Q60

 1.81

2.00

2.01

1.37

7.19

6.82

7.13

3.26

24.41

97.5

AmeriStand 403T

 1.96

2.05

2.09

1.25

7.35

6.36

7.34

3.05

24.10

96.2

WL 327

 1.86

2.15

1.96

1.32

7.29

6.21

7.19

3.58

24.28

96.9

WL 342

 1.88

2.14

2.10

1.47

7.59

6.20

7.32

2.81

23.91

95.5

Vernal

 1.95

1.98

2.00

1.32

7.25

6.79

7.38

3.63

25.04

     100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Mean

 1.89

2.09

2.02

1.35

7.35

6.55

7.27

3.24

24.42

97.5

     LSD(0.05)

   0.17

  0.20

 0.28

 0.21

 0.43

0.45

 0.36

0.27

 0.77

 3.1

     CV, %

6.7

   7.1

 10.6

 11.8

  4.4

  5.2

  3.8

   6.3

   2.4

 2.4

Design: Randomized complete block                  Fertilization 100 lb K + 50 lb P/A             Soil type: Fargo silt clay

 Seeding method: Broadcast                               Cuttings: 2001 (2), 2002-04 (4)                Replicates: Five

 Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre                                     Plot size: 5� by 25�                                 Herbicide: None in 2004

 Seeding date: May 4, 2001                                Harvest plot: 38� by 20�                           Insecticide: None is 2004

F-test not significant

 


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