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Table 2. Forage yield of eight alfalfa varieties seeded at Fargo, ND, in 2006 with and without traffic 5 days after harvest.

2008 forage yield by date of harvest

2008

2007

07-08

% of Vernal

Entry

6-18

7-18

8-20

11-4

total

total

total

2008

07-08

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

                   
 

No traffic

6400 HT

2.92

1.98

1.59

1.39

7.88

6.47

14.36

103.5

100.5

6200 HT

2.68

1.98

1.36

1.38

7.40

6.51

13.92

97.2

97.5

6443 RR

2.70

2.04

1.70

1.23

7.67

6.60

14.28

100.7

100.0

AmeriStand 403T

2.83

1.94

1.70

1.36

7.83

6.90

14.73

103.9

103.2

DAK34-17RR

2.87

1.93

1.60

1.23

7.63

6.61

14.23

100.2

99.7

Vernal

2.94

2.05

1.52

1.24

7.73

6.69

14.44

101.8

101.1

Bullseye

2.56

1.98

1.58

1.51

7.63

6.28

13.91

100.2

97.4

ZS-0441GX-1

2.60

1.87

1.38

1.53

7.38

6.62

14.00

97.0

98.1

Mean

2.77

1.97

1.55

1.36

7.65

6.58

14.23

100.4

99.7

                   

One pass with tractor tire 5 days after cutting

6400 HT

2.79

1.94

1.26

1.19

7.18

5.85

13.03

94.3

91.3

6200 HT

2.77

1.90

1.48

1.21

7.36

6.36

13.71

96.6

96.0

6443 RR

2.61

1.92

1.31

1.28

7.12

5.40

12.53

93.6

87.7

AmeriStand 403T

2.69

2.03

1.30

1.24

7.26

6.46

13.72

95.4

96.1

DAK34-17RR

2.65

2.00

1.21

1.35

7.21

6.22

13.43

94.7

94.1

Vernal

2.81

1.85

1.70

1.12

7.48

6.64

14.12

98.2

98.9

Bullseye

2.67

1.93

1.38

1.45

7.43

6.30

13.73

97.6

96.2

ZS-0441GX-1

2.78

1.91

1.26

1.29

7.24

6.04

13.28

95.1

93.0

Mean

2.72

1.94

1.36

1.27

7.29

6.16

13.45

95.7

94.2

LSD (0.05)                  
Entry (E)

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

Traffic (T)

NS

**

10%

NS

10%

*

*

10%

*

E * T

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

NS

CV, %

6.5

6.2

16.8

14.1

5.6

7.0

5.4

5.6

5.4

Design: Split plot, traffic main plot Fertilization: 50 lb P & 100 K/acre Soil type: Fargo clay
Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 2006(2), 2007(4) Replicates: 3
Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 5� by 30� Herbicide: None
Seeding date: May 19, 2006 Harvest plot: 38" by 25� Insecticide: None in 2008


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