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Table 1. Forage yield of 12 alfalfa varieties seeded at Fargo, ND, in 2005 with and without traffic 5 days after harvest.

2008 forage yield

2008

2007

2006

06-08

% of Vernal

Entry

6-18

7-18

8-20

10-20

total

total

total

total

2008

06-08

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

                     
 

No traffic

X202

3.11

2.16

1.70

1.67

8.65

6.76

5.82

21.23

114.6

104.7

DS204HYB

3.09

2.08

1.76

1.35

8.28

7.01

5.88

21.17

109.7

104.4

381HYB

2.80

2.04

1.48

1.99

7.87

6.92

6.10

20.89

104.3

103.0

361HYB

3.11

2.06

1.69

1.56

8.39

6.89

6.07

21.35

111.1

105.3

WL 319 HQ

3.04

2.17

1.82

1.44

8.46

6.98

5.89

21.33

112.1

105.2

FGI-31Q109

2.90

2.23

1.81

1.44

8.38

7.07

5.70

21.15

111.1

104.3

6415

2.99

2.18

1.69

1.68

8.54

7.74

6.13

22.41

113.1

110.5

4A421

2.82

2.14

1.85

1.49

8.32

6.58

6.06

20.95

110.2

103.3

A 30-06

2.66

2.09

1.67

1.46

7.89

6.86

5.84

20.58

104.5

101.5

AmeriStand 403T

3.04

2.05

1.57

1.46

8.12

7.19

6.00

21.31

107.6

105.1

Vernal

2.69

1.88

1.53

1.08

7.18

6.79

6.43

20.41

95.2

100.7

Vernal

2.99

2.12

1.56

1.33

7.99

7.19

6.09

21.27

105.9

104.9

Mean

2.94

2.10

1.67

1.46

8.17

7.00

6.00

21.17

108.3

104.4

                     

One pass with tractor tire 5 days after harvest

X202

2.81

2.09

1.55

1.33

7.78

6.06

5.62

19.45

103.1

95.9

DS204HYB

2.82

2.06

1.70

1.31

7.89

6.40

5.58

19.87

104.5

98.0

381HYB

2.78

2.10

1.62

1.43

7.93

6.55

5.54

20.02

105.1

98.7

361HYB

2.80

2.02

1.77

1.54

8.12

6.67

5.88

20.67

107.6

101.9

WL 319 HQ

2.87

2.16

1.80

1.37

8.20

6.54

5.42

20.15

108.6

99.4

FGI-31Q109

3.01

2.04

1.77

1.48

8.30

6.52

5.57

20.39

110.0

100.5

6415

2.80

2.09

1.78

1.31

7.98

6.20

5.29

19.46

105.7

96.0

4A421

3.03

2.07

1.78

1.46

8.34

6.95

6.09

21.38

110.5

105.4

A 30-06

2.85

2.22

1.68

1.37

8.11

6.67

5.28

20.07

107.5

99.0

AmeriStand 403T

2.92

2.01

1.63

1.28

7.84

6.63

5.77

20.24

103.9

99.8

Vernal

2.90

1.99

1.62

1.22

7.73

6.94

5.46

20.13

102.4

99.3

Vernal

2.89

1.98

1.56

0.91

7.33

6.02

5.93

19.28

97.1

95.1

Mean

2.87

2.07

1.69

1.33

7.96

6.51

5.62

20.09

105.5

99.0

LSD (0.05)                    
Entry (E)

NS

NS

0.28

0.17

0.50

NS

NS

NS

6.6

NS

Traffic (T)

NS

NS

NS

NS

0.19

0.43

10%

0.98

5.3

4.2

E * T

NS

NS

NS

0.24

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

CV, %

9.2

8.2

10.0

10.3

5.3

7.7

5.2

4.4

5.3

4.4

Design: Split block, traffic main plot Fertilization: 100 K + 50 P lb/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 2005 (2), 2006-08(4) Replicates: Three
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 5� by 23� Herbicide: None in 2008
Seeding date: May 8, 2005 Harvest plot: 38" by 18� Insecticide: None in 2008
Differential infection by Fusarium wilt caused some of the yield differences between the Vernal entries.

 


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