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Table 4. Forage yields of 10 irrigated alfalfas seeded at Carrington, ND, in 2005.
 

2008 forage yield by harvest

2008 2007 2006 2005 05-08

% of Vernal

Entry 6-26 7-29 9-30 total total total total total 2008 05-08
  - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - tons dry matter/acre - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    
                     
IChg04 2.00 1.76 0.81 4.57 5.40 5.76 3.44 19.16 108.8 105.1
X202 1.81 1.52 0.79 4.12 4.87 5.57 2.87 17.43 98.1 95.6
DS204HYB 1.91 1.62 0.69 4.22 5.13 5.69 3.37 18.42 100.5 101.0
381HYB 1.89 1.67 0.71 4.27 5.65 5.46 3.01 18.39 101.7 100.8
361HYB 1.88 1.67 0.72 4.27 5.94 5.35 3.37 18.93 101.7 103.8
WL 319 HQ 1.84 1.86 0.71 4.41 5.42 5.59 2.87 18.30 105.1 100.3
FGI-31Q109

2.12

1.96 0.70 4.77 5.55 5.68 2.71 18.71 113.6 102.6
Vernal 1.86 1.61 0.58 4.06 5.22 5.58 3.11 17.97 96.7 98.5
Vernal 1.83 1.75 0.76 4.34 5.37 5.74 3.06 18.51 103.4 101.5
4A421 2.07 1.80 0.77 4.64 5.33 5.82 2.79 18.58 110.6 101.9
                     
 

Mean

1.92 1.72 0.72 4.37 5.39 5.62 3.06 18.44 104.0 101.1
 

LSD (0.05)

0.36 0.16 0.25 0.53 0.50 0.94 0.47 1.67 12.7 9.2
 

CV, %

8.2 4.1 15.6 5.4 4.1 7.4 6.8 4.0 5.4 4.0
                     

Design: Randomized complete block Fertilization: 100 K + 50 P lb/acre Soil type: Heimdal loam
  Seeding method: Broadcast Cuttings: 2005 (2), 2006-08 (3) Replicates: 2, 1 winterkilled
  Seeding rate: 25 lb/acre Plot size: 5 x 30 Herbicides: None in 2008
  Seeding date: June 3, 2005 Harvest plot: 38˝ by 25 Insecticide: None in 2008

F-test was non-significant    

 


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