Table 3. UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 2001 YIELDS. TRIAL PLANTED 4/22/99      
Note: SINGLE YEAR DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED TO CHOOSE OR EVALUATE ALFALFA CULTIVARS. 
Cut 1 Cut 2 Cut 3 YEAR % OF
ENTRY 6/11 7/25 9/11 TOTAL                   VERNAL
Dry Tons/acre %
Released Varieties
WL 334 RK 3.36 (02) 2.86 (01) 2.04 (02) 8.26 (01) A                 113.8
53V08 3.47 (01) 2.83 (02) 1.93 (12) 8.22 (02) A                 113.4
Forecast 1001 3.29 (03) 2.69 (07) 1.99 (06) 7.98 (03) A B               110.0
Forecast 3001 3.28 (04) 2.70 (06) 2.00 (05) 7.97 (05) A B               109.9
Reno 3.15 (11) 2.72 (04) 2.02 (03) 7.89 (06) A B C             108.8
Select 3.20 (06) 2.69 (08) 1.99 (07) 7.88 (07) A B C             108.6
Plumas (3L102) 3.14 (13) 2.72 (03) 2.01 (04) 7.87 (08) A B C D           108.5
WL 327 3.18 (07) 2.58 (14) 1.90 (16) 7.67 (10)   B C D E F       105.7
330 3.05 (19) 2.62 (13) 1.97 (08) 7.64 (11)   B C D E F G     105.3
TriStar 3.12 (16) 2.57 (16) 1.94 (09) 7.63 (12)   B C D E F G     105.2
Spirit 3.22 (05) 2.55 (21) 1.85 (22) 7.62 (13)   B C D E F G     105.1
Blazer XL 3.16 (09) 2.56 (18) 1.87 (19) 7.59 (15)   B C D E F G     104.6
Magnum V 3.13 (14) 2.57 (15) 1.86 (21) 7.56 (16)   B C D E F G H   104.2
Dura 512 3.03 (22) 2.66 (09) 1.86 (20) 7.55 (17)   B C D E F G H   104.1
329 3.09 (18) 2.64 (12) 1.79 (25) 7.51 (18)   B C D E F G H   103.6
WL 325 HQ 3.12 (15) 2.55 (19) 1.81 (23) 7.49 (19)   B C D E F G H I 103.2
Dura 400 3.02 (23) 2.54 (22) 1.90 (15) 7.47 (20)     C D E F G H I 103.0
Sentry 3.05 (20) 2.54 (24) 1.87 (18) 7.46 (21)     C D E F G H I 102.9
AlfaStar 2.94 (29) 2.56 (17) 1.94 (10) 7.44 (22)     C D E F G H I 102.6
Affinity+Z 3.09 (17) 2.55 (20) 1.77 (27) 7.41 (23)     C D E F G H I 102.2
Fortress 2.97 (28) 2.54 (23) 1.90 (14) 7.41 (24)     C D E F G H I 102.2
Archer II 2.99 (26) 2.52 (25) 1.89 (17) 7.41 (25)     C D E F G H I 102.2
Innovator+Z 3.16 (10) 2.51 (26) 1.71 (30) 7.37 (26)       D E F G H I 101.7
Key 2 3.02 (24) 2.50 (27) 1.80 (24) 7.32 (27)         E F G H I 100.9
Vernal 3.01 (25) 2.46 (29) 1.78 (26) 7.25 (28)           F G H I 100.0
Gold Plus 2.93 (30) 2.47 (28) 1.75 (28) 7.16 (29)             G H I 98.7
Leaf Master 2.88 (31) 2.43 (30) 1.75 (29) 7.07 (30)               H I 97.4
Amerigraze 401+Z 2.98 (27) 2.38 (32) 1.70 (32) 7.06 (31)               H I 97.3
DK 142 2.87 (32) 2.43 (31) 1.70 (31) 7.00 (32)                 I 96.6
Experimental Varieties
ZG 9650A 3.14 (12) 2.66 (10) 2.18 (01) 7.98 (04) A B               110.0
ZX 9853 3.17 (08) 2.71 (05) 1.93 (11) 7.81 (09) A B C D E         107.7
ZX 9451 3.04 (21) 2.64 (11) 1.92 (13) 7.60 (14)   B C D E F G     104.8
 
MEAN 3.10   2.59 1.89   7.58
 
CV 5.9    5.5 8.1    5.3
LSD (.05) 0.23     0.18   0.19     0.50                      
 
Trial seeded at 25 lb/acre viable seed at Scott Valley,CA.
Entries followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 5% probability level according to Fishers (protected) LSD.
NOTES:  This trial was conducted as a 4-cut system in 2000, and as a 3-cut system in 2001. 
Potassium deficiency was observed during the 2001 season.
These two factors may have changed the relative rankings of the varieties.