Table 2. UC TULELAKE ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 1999-2001 YIELDS. TRIAL PLANTED 5/13/99
 
ENTRY 1999 2000 2001 AVERAGE                           % of VERNAL
Dry Tons/acre
Released Cultivars
Dura 512 4.41 (04) 9.00 (01) 8.03 (01) 7.15 (01) A                         112.4
329 4.63 (01) 8.83 (02) 7.67 (09) 7.04 (02) A B                       110.7
53V08 4.16 (26) 8.61 (08) 7.96 (02) 6.91 (05) A B C D E                 108.7
WL 325 HQ 4.40 (05) 8.65 (07) 7.67 (08) 6.91 (06) A B C D E                 108.6
Innovator +Z 4.34 (07) 8.71 (05) 7.53 (21) 6.86 (07)   B C D E F               107.8
Plumas (3L102) 4.33 (08) 8.57 (10) 7.61 (12) 6.84 (08)   B C D E F G             107.5
Gold Plus 4.25 (15) 8.41 (15) 7.83 (05) 6.83 (09)   B C D E F G             107.4
Forecast 1001 4.18 (23) 8.58 (09) 7.60 (13) 6.79 (10)   B C D E F G H           106.7
Sentry 4.28 (13) 8.20 (28) 7.87 (04) 6.78 (11)   B C D E F G H           106.6
DK 142 4.16 (27) 8.38 (17) 7.73 (07) 6.76 (12)     C D E F G H I         106.3
Leaf Master 4.46 (02) 8.35 (20) 7.44 (30) 6.75 (13)     C D E F G H I         106.1
Select 4.20 (21) 8.36 (19) 7.59 (14) 6.72 (16)       D E F G H I J K     105.6
Tristar 4.23 (18) 8.44 (13) 7.49 (24) 6.72 (15)       D E F G H I J       105.7
Dura 400 4.21 (19) 8.25 (23) 7.64 (10) 6.70 (17)       D E F G H I J K L   105.4
forecast 3001 4.21 (20) 8.27 (22) 7.56 (16) 6.68 (19)       D E F G H I J K L   105.0
WL 327 4.31 (10) 8.08 (35) 7.63 (11) 6.67 (20)       D E F G H I J K L   104.9
Blazer XL 4.32 (09) 8.22 (25) 7.43 (31) 6.66 (24)         E F G H I J K L   104.7
Aggressor 4.28 (12) 8.22 (24) 7.47 (28) 6.66 (23)         E F G H I J K L   104.7
Key 2 4.28 (11) 8.28 (21) 7.37 (34) 6.64 (25)         E F G H I J K L   104.5
AlfaStar 4.27 (14) 8.14 (30) 7.52 (22) 6.64 (26)         E F G H I J K L   104.4
WL 334 RK 4.24 (17) 8.39 (16) 7.27 (40) 6.64 (27)           F G H I J K L   104.3
Magnum V 4.17 (25) 8.17 (29) 7.54 (19) 6.62 (28)           F G H I J K L M 104.2
330 3.88 (39) 8.49 (11) 7.42 (32) 6.59 (29)           F G H I J K L M 103.7
Reno 3.94 (35) 8.46 (12) 7.35 (35) 6.58 (30)             G H I J K L M 103.5
Fortress 4.18 (22) 7.93 (39) 7.49 (25) 6.53 (31)               H I J K L M 102.7
Archer II 3.89 (38) 8.20 (27) 7.48 (26) 6.53 (32)               H I J K L M 102.6
Amerigraze 401+Z 4.12 (28) 7.98 (36) 7.47 (29) 6.52 (33)               H I J K L M 102.6
Affinity +Z 4.03 (33) 8.13 (31) 7.40 (33) 6.52 (35)               H I J K L M 102.5
Blazer 3.94 (36) 8.11 (34) 7.32 (37) 6.46 (37)                   J K L M 101.5
Spirit 3.80 (40) 7.94 (38) 7.54 (17) 6.43 (39)                       L M 101.1
Vernal 4.25 (16) 7.51 (40) 7.32 (38) 6.36 (40)                         M 100.0
Experimental Cutlivars
CW5440 4.45 (03) 8.82 (03) 7.76 (06) 7.01 (03) A B C                     110.2
CW75044 4.18 (24) 8.72 (04) 7.92 (03) 6.94 (04) A B C D                   109.1
CW6539 4.03 (32) 8.66 (06) 7.54 (18) 6.74 (14)     C D E F G H I         106.0
DS9707HYB 4.39 (06) 8.13 (32) 7.58 (15) 6.70 (18)       D E F G H I J K L   105.3
DS9704HYB 4.07 (31) 8.43 (14) 7.50 (23) 6.67 (21)       D E F G H I J K L   104.8
ZG 9650A 4.08 (29) 8.36 (18) 7.54 (20) 6.66 (22)         E F G H I J K L   104.7
ZX 9451 4.03 (34) 8.21 (26) 7.33 (36) 6.52 (34)               H I J K L M 102.6
ZX 9853 4.07 (30) 8.12 (33) 7.31 (39) 6.50 (36)                 I J K L M 102.2
DS9705HYB 3.90 (37) 7.95 (37) 7.48 (27) 6.44 (38)                     K L M 101.3
 
MEAN 4.19   8.33 7.56   6.69
 
CV 6.7    3.6 4.3    4.7
LSD (.05) 0.39     0.42   N.S.     0.27                              
Trial seeded at 25 lb/acre viable seed UC Intermountain Research and Extension Center, Tulelake CA.
Entries followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 5% probability level according to Fishers (protected) LSD.