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Table 3. Forage yield of six alfalfa varieties seeded at Fargo, ND, in 2007.

 

2008 forage yield by harvest date

2008

2007

07-08

% of Vernal

Entry

6-17

7-17

8-20

11-4

total #

total #

total #

2008

07-08

 

- - - tons dry matter/acre - - -

 

 

PGI 424

 2.53

 2.20

  1.83

  1.60

 8.16

 3.40

11.87

104.8

105.4

SpringGold

 2.39

 2.27

  1.79

  1.73

 8.18

 3.30

11.59

105.0

102.9

SummerGold

 2.36

 2.22

  1.83

  1.70

 8.11

 3.24

11.56

104.1

102.7

WL 343 HQ

 2.54

 2.17

  1.66

  1.58

 7.95

 3.22

11.38

102.1

101.1

Vernal

 2.35

 2.07

  1.72

  1.29

 7.43

 3.27

10.86

 95.4

 96.5

Vernal

 2.52

 2.22

  1.79

  1.61

 8.15

 3.31

11.65

104.6

103.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

 2.45

 2.19

  1.77

  1.59

 8.00

 3.29

11.49

102.7

102.0

 

LSD 0.05

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  0.32

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CV, %

7.7

6.2

11.1

16.0

6.4

7.3

6.2

  6.4

  6.2

 

Design: Randomized complete block

 

Fertilization: 50 lb P and 100 lb K/acre

 

Soil type: Fargo clay

 

Seeding method: Broadcast

 

Cuttings: 2007(2), 2008(4)

 

Replicates: Four (5)

 

Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre

 

Plot size: 5̒ x 30̒

 

Herbicide: none in 2008

 

Seeding date: May 2, 2007

 

Harvest plot: 38˝ by 25̒

 

Insecticide: none in 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

F-test was non-significant

 

 

 

 

Five reps used in 2008

 

 

 

 

#

Four reps used in 2007 and 07-08

 

 

 

 


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