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Dryland Alfalfa Yield Trials - 2007

       

Williston Research Extension Center

 

             

Forage Quality

 

 

Plant

Forage

DM Yield

3 yr

Crude

       

Brand

Variety

Height

Moist.

*2005

*2006

*2007

avg

Protein

ADF

NDF

TDN

RFV

 

 

in

%#

----------tons/a----------

tons/a

%

-------------------%----------------

 

                       

America's Alfalfa

Ameristand 403 T

20.0

67.9

3.5

1.2

1.9

2.2

18.4

28.7

34.7

66.5

178.0

REA Hybrids

REA 401T

21.0

69.5

3.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

18.4

29.4

35.3

66.0

174.0

Croplan Genetics

Legendary YPQ

19.5

68.7

3.9

1.3

1.7

2.3

19.7

26.5

32.2

68.2

197.0

Croplan Genetics

4M124

22.6

69.9

3.9

1.3

1.6

2.3

19.0

27.9

33.5

67.2

188.0

Croplan Genetics

Maxigraze GT

18.7

67.5

3.7

1.3

1.8

2.3

17.9

30.3

36.0

65.3

169.0

Kusemaul Seeds

Sustain

20.6

70.0

4.1

1.3

1.6

2.3

18.5

27.4

32.8

67.6

192.0

Kusemaul Seeds

Haymaker II Supreme

22.4

68.0

3.9

1.3

1.9

2.4

19.4

27.8

33.2

67.3

188.0

Public

Vernal

19.8

68.1

4.0

1.3

1.8

2.4

18.4

30.2

36.2

65.4

170.0

 

                       

EXP MEAN

 

20.6

68.7

2.7

1.3

1.8

--

18.7

28.5

34.3

66.7

182.0

C.V. %

 

9.1

2.5

11.2

6.8

8.2

--

3.2

5.4

5.3

1.8

7.0

LSD 5%

 

NS

NS

NS

NS

0.2

--

1.1

NS

NS

NS

NS

 

                       

* 2005 - 2 cuts; 2006 and 2007 - 1 cut

                 

All were harvested at stage 5 to 6 mean score listed below.

             

 

 

Score

                   

Vegetative

Early

0

Stem length < 6 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods

 

Mid

1

Stem length 6-12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods

 

Late

2

Stem length > 12 inches. No visible buds, flowers or pods.

Bud

Early

3

1 - 2 nodes with visible buds.

 

Late

4

> 2 nodes with visible flowers.

Flowering

Early

5

1 node with open flower.

 

 

6

> 1 node with open flower

Seed Pod

Early

7

1 - 3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

Late

8

> 3 nodes with green seed pods.

 

Ripe

9

Nodes with mostly brown mature seeds.

 

                       

Establishment and Planting Date: June 17, 2003.

Harvest Date: July 21, 2007

 


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