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Table 3. Forage yield of 11 alfalfa varieties seeded at Fargo in 2003.

 

2004 forage yield

 

 

Relative yield

Entry

6-2

7-8

8-13

10-8

total

2003

03-04

total

2004

03-04

 

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

% of Vernal

 

 

 

 

 

DAK9900

2.08

1.90

1.87

1.77

7.62

3.91

11.52

101.9

104.1

620

2.15

1.84

1.86

1.54

7.39

3.79

11.18

  98.8

101.0

645-II

1.97

1.91

1.84

1.67

7.39

3.60

10.99

  98.9

  99.3

6400 HT

2.08

1.95

1.88

1.66

7.57

3.87

11.44

101.3

103.4

Extreme

2.17

1.88

1.93

1.71

7.69

3.74

11.43

102.9

103.3

4A421

2.19

1.95

1.95

1.70

7.79

3.62

11.41

104.2

103.1

Somerset

2.07

1.76

1.74

1.65

7.22

3.69

10.91

  96.6

 98.6

54Q25

2.15

1.90

1.78

1.53

7.36

3.57

10.94

  98.5

 98.8

54V46

2.11

1.85

1.87

1.63

7.46

3.61

11.07

  99.8

100.1

Vernal

2.20

1.68

1.72

1.85

7.45

3.64

11.09

  99.7

100.2

Vernal

2.15

1.87

1.84

1.64

7.50

3.54

11.04

100.3

 99.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Mean

2.12

1.86

1.84

1.67

7.49

3.69

11.18

100.3

101.1

     LSD(0.05)

 0.19

 0.17

  0.19

  0.25

 0.40

 0.32

  0.54

    5.4

    4.9

     CV, %

  6.2

  6.3

  7.1

 10.2

  3.7

  6.0

    3.33

    3.7

    3.3

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

 Seeding method: Broadcast                               Cuttings: 2004 (2), 2004 (4)         Replicates: Four

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

 Seeding date: April 25, 2003                              Harvest plot: 38� by 20�               Insecticide: None in 2004

F-text non significant


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