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Table 4. Forage yield of 10 alfalfa varieties seeded at Carrington, ND, in 2003.

 

2004 forage yield

 

 

Relative yield

Entry

6-17

7-22

10-5

Total

2003

03-04

2004

03-04

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

620

1.97

1.72

2.18

5.87

4.70

10.57

109.7

110.1

645-II

1.76

1.69

2.13

5.58

4.37

9.95

104.2

103.6

6400 HT

1.77

1.79

2.15

5.71

4.50

10.21

106.7

106.4

4A421

1.66

1.75

1.93

5.34

4.12

9.46

  99.7

  98.6

HybriForce 420/wet

1.69

1.75

2.19

5.63

4.16

9.79

105.1

102.0

54Q 25

1.62

1.64

2.00

5.26

4.15

9.41

  98.3

  98.1

54 V 46

1.56

1.77

2.02

5.35

4.30

9.65

  99.9

100.5

Vernal

1.86

1.67

1.82

5.35

4.06

9.41

  99.9

  98.1

Vernal

1.73

1.71

1.92

5.36

4.42

9.78

100.1

101.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Mean

1.75

1.73

2.04

5.52

4.32

9.83

103.0

102.5

     LSD(0.05)

 0.33

 0.18

0.21

0.43

 0.55

 0.83

    7.9

     8.7

     CV,%

 13.1

  7.2

  7.2

  5.3

  8.8

  5.8

  5.3

   5.8

�Design: Randomized complete block     Fertilization/ 100 K + 50 P lb/a    Soil type: Heimdal loam

  Seeding method: Broadcast                  Cuttings: 2003 (2), 2004 (3)         Replicates: Four

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

  Seeding date: May 1, 2003                   Harvest plot: 38� by 20�               Insecticide: None in 2004

F-test nonsignificant


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