Table 5. UC DAVIS ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 2001 YIELDS. TRIAL PLANTED 10/4/99                                              
Note: SINGLE YEAR DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED TO CHOOSE OR EVALUATE ALFALFA CULTIVARS. 
Note: In this trial, there are varieties with varying Fall Dormancy (FD) scores, which may affect quality, persistence, as well as yield.  
These FD scores were provided by the companies.  Also see FD scores from experimental data in this report.
Cut 1 Cut 2 Cut 3 Cut 4 Cut 5 Cut 6 Cut 7 YEAR % OF
ENTRY FD 27-Mar 5/11 8-Jun 7/6 3-Aug 8/31 1-Oct TOTAL                                   MOAPA 69
Released Varieties Dry Tons/acre %
DynaGro AL999 9 1.49 (11) 1.48 (11) 2.21 (01) 2.04 (01) 2.03 (01) 1.63 (01) 1.46 (04) 12.35 (01) A                                         116.7
El Tigre Verde 8 1.65 (02) 1.49 (09) 2.10 (04) 1.87 (09) 1.83 (03) 1.62 (02) 1.44 (05) 12.01 (02) A B                                       113.6
Pershing 8 1.84 (01) 1.44 (15) 1.85 (21) 1.86 (10) 1.79 (04) 1.40 (12) 1.30 (17) 11.49 (05) A B C D E                                 108.7
SW 7410 7 1.42 (17) 1.56 (03) 2.01 (10) 1.88 (08) 1.69 (12) 1.39 (14) 1.35 (12) 11.30 (08) A B C D E F G H                           106.8
ADF 98-801 7 1.47 (13) 1.59 (01) 1.99 (11) 2.02 (02) 1.66 (14) 1.22 (31) 1.21 (26) 11.15 (09) A B C D E F G H I                         105.4
58N57 8 1.44 (16) 1.53 (04) 2.08 (05) 1.57 (35) 1.73 (08) 1.38 (16) 1.26 (22) 11.00 (12)   B C D E F G H I                         104.0
Tulare 8 1.48 (12) 1.47 (12) 1.81 (28) 1.89 (06) 1.54 (25) 1.32 (21) 1.29 (19) 10.80 (14)   B C D E F G H I J                       102.1
WL530HQ (UN612) 8 1.52 (08) 1.40 (22) 1.82 (26) 1.77 (16) 1.65 (15) 1.32 (22) 1.30 (18) 10.79 (15)   B C D E F G H I J                       102.0
Moapa 69 8 1.06 (32) 1.30 (35) 1.87 (20) 1.81 (12) 1.67 (13) 1.46 (10) 1.40 (09) 10.58 (18)     C D E F G H I J K                     100.0
Dura 843 8 1.21 (21) 1.38 (23) 1.84 (22) 1.75 (18) 1.64 (16) 1.40 (13) 1.31 (16) 10.53 (19)       D E F G H I J K L                   99.6
Rio Grande 8 1.60 (04) 1.43 (17) 1.75 (35) 1.74 (20) 1.44 (33) 1.30 (24) 1.20 (27) 10.46 (20)       D E F G H I J K L M                 98.9
TruTest (UN 632) 6 1.29 (19) 1.45 (14) 1.80 (31) 1.80 (13) 1.50 (30) 1.30 (25) 1.28 (20) 10.41 (23)         E F G H I J K L M                 98.4
SW 7403 7 1.16 (22) 1.37 (25) 1.88 (19) 1.70 (23) 1.64 (17) 1.28 (27) 1.32 (14) 10.34 (24)         E F G H I J K L M                 97.8
57Q77 7 1.15 (24) 1.33 (31) 1.94 (16) 1.62 (31) 1.61 (21) 1.32 (23) 1.36 (11) 10.33 (26)         E F G H I J K L M                 97.6
Achiever 7 1.15 (23) 1.53 (05) 1.81 (29) 1.64 (30) 1.56 (23) 1.35 (20) 1.22 (25) 10.26 (27)         E F G H I J K L M                 97.0
CUF 101 9 1.09 (27) 1.22 (43) 1.71 (38) 1.70 (22) 1.72 (10) 1.29 (26) 1.34 (13) 10.06 (29)             G H I J K L M N               95.1
Dura 765 7 1.06 (30) 1.49 (10) 1.80 (30) 1.77 (17) 1.41 (34) 1.24 (30) 1.25 (23) 10.03 (30)               H I J K L M N               94.8
Highline 9 1.00 (37) 1.15 (50) 1.78 (32) 1.67 (26) 1.54 (26) 1.38 (15) 1.38 (10) 9.91 (32)                 I J K L M N O             93.7
Fiesta (8G519) 8 1.46 (14) 1.32 (34) 1.75 (34) 1.59 (33) 1.32 (39) 1.27 (28) 1.13 (32) 9.84 (33)                 I J K L M N O             93.1
Magna 601 6 1.04 (33) 1.30 (36) 1.95 (15) 1.61 (32) 1.46 (32) 1.15 (36) 1.07 (34) 9.58 (34)                   J K L M N O P           90.5
Sutter 7 1.14 (26) 1.43 (16) 1.66 (39) 1.57 (36) 1.38 (36) 1.18 (34) 0.96 (42) 9.33 (35)                     K L M N O P Q         88.2
Tango (6B99) 6 1.02 (35) 1.37 (26) 1.76 (33) 1.65 (28) 1.33 (38) 1.13 (38) 0.97 (41) 9.23 (36)                       L M N O P Q R       87.3
54Q53 4 1.02 (36) 1.34 (28) 1.83 (23) 1.51 (42) 1.35 (37) 1.15 (37) 0.98 (40) 9.18 (37)                         M N O P Q R S     86.8
Archer 5 0.94 (39) 1.20 (46) 1.73 (36) 1.52 (41) 1.28 (41) 1.08 (41) 1.02 (37) 8.78 (39)                           N O P Q R S T   83.0
WL 442 7 0.85 (41) 1.26 (41) 1.51 (45) 1.49 (44) 1.25 (42) 1.13 (39) 0.92 (43) 8.42 (41)                               P Q R S T   79.6
Tahoe 7 0.66 (45) 1.18 (47) 1.59 (43) 1.41 (47) 1.41 (35) 1.06 (44) 1.06 (35) 8.37 (42)                               P Q R S T   79.2
Magnum V 4 0.68 (44) 1.40 (21) 1.55 (44) 1.58 (34) 1.20 (44) 1.07 (42) 0.90 (44) 8.37 (43)                               P Q R S T   79.1
Dura 400 4 0.64 (47) 1.34 (30) 1.47 (47) 1.51 (43) 1.21 (43) 0.98 (46) 0.98 (39) 8.12 (44)                                 Q R S T   76.8
Dura 512 5 0.73 (43) 1.35 (27) 1.44 (48) 1.53 (40) 1.11 (46) 0.93 (48) 0.85 (48) 7.93 (46)                                   R S T U 75.0
Graze King 2 0.84 (42) 1.21 (45) 1.60 (42) 1.21 (50) 0.97 (50) 0.94 (47) 0.80 (49) 7.56 (48)                                       T U 71.5
Plumas (3L 102) 4 1.06 (31) 1.22 (44) 1.43 (49) 1.28 (49) 0.98 (49) 0.81 (50) 0.77 (50) 7.54 (49)                                       T U 71.3
Blazer XL 3 0.31 (50) 1.15 (49) 1.28 (50) 1.31 (48) 1.00 (48) 0.84 (49) 0.87 (46) 6.78 (50)                                         U 64.1
Experimental Varieties
UC-2589 1.62 (03) 1.41 (19) 2.07 (06) 2.00 (03) 1.74 (07) 1.58 (04) 1.48 (02) 11.90 (03) A B C                                     112.5
SW 8829 8 1.57 (06) 1.52 (08) 1.96 (13) 1.93 (04) 1.72 (09) 1.58 (05) 1.46 (03) 11.73 (04) A B C D                                   110.9
UC-407 1.52 (09) 1.37 (24) 2.12 (03) 1.66 (27) 1.78 (05) 1.52 (07) 1.42 (07) 11.39 (06) A B C D E F                               107.6
UC-2212 1.03 (34) 1.52 (06) 2.16 (02) 1.69 (24) 1.91 (02) 1.55 (06) 1.50 (01) 11.37 (07) A B C D E F G                             107.5
CW 78059 8 1.37 (18) 1.57 (02) 1.96 (12) 1.80 (14) 1.69 (11) 1.47 (09) 1.19 (29) 11.05 (10) A B C D E F G H I                         104.5
Del Rio(CW 55067) 6 1.60 (05) 1.52 (07) 2.07 (07) 1.74 (19) 1.51 (29) 1.35 (18) 1.26 (21) 11.04 (11) A B C D E F G H I                         104.4
UC-408 1.15 (25) 1.27 (40) 1.91 (17) 1.88 (07) 1.77 (06) 1.60 (03) 1.41 (08) 10.99 (13)   B C D E F G H I                         103.9
UC-406 1.07 (28) 1.45 (13) 2.03 (09) 1.71 (21) 1.62 (19) 1.48 (08) 1.31 (15) 10.68 (16)     C D E F G H I J                       101.0
SW 8730 8 1.53 (07) 1.27 (39) 1.95 (14) 1.79 (15) 1.54 (27) 1.37 (17) 1.18 (30) 10.64 (17)     C D E F G H I J K                     100.6
DS 961 6 1.44 (15) 1.42 (18) 1.83 (24) 1.68 (25) 1.61 (20) 1.25 (29) 1.18 (31) 10.42 (21)       D E F G H I J K L M                 98.5
CW 66099 6 1.29 (20) 1.33 (32) 1.82 (25) 1.53 (39) 1.57 (22) 1.45 (11) 1.43 (06) 10.42 (22)       D E F G H I J K L M                 98.5
CW 67080 7 1.50 (10) 1.29 (37) 1.82 (27) 1.64 (29) 1.53 (28) 1.35 (19) 1.20 (28) 10.34 (25)         E F G H I J K L M                 97.7
CW 77093 5 1.07 (29) 1.40 (20) 1.72 (37) 1.90 (05) 1.56 (24) 1.19 (33) 1.25 (24) 10.08 (28)           F G H I J K L M N               95.3
DS 973 7 0.85 (40) 1.34 (29) 2.04 (08) 1.83 (11) 1.63 (18) 1.21 (32) 1.05 (36) 9.96 (31)                 I J K L M N O             94.1
DS 9706 HYB 4 0.99 (38) 1.32 (33) 1.90 (18) 1.54 (38) 1.31 (40) 1.10 (40) 0.99 (38) 9.15 (38)                         M N O P Q R S     86.5
DS 9705 HYB 4 0.51 (49) 1.26 (42) 1.64 (41) 1.48 (45) 1.47 (31) 1.17 (35) 1.10 (33) 8.64 (40)                             O P Q R S T   81.6
DS 9707 HYB 4 0.59 (48) 1.29 (38) 1.65 (40) 1.46 (46) 1.19 (45) 1.00 (45) 0.86 (47) 8.04 (45)                                 Q R S T U 76.0
CW 65039 5 0.66 (46) 1.17 (48) 1.49 (46) 1.57 (37) 1.03 (47) 1.07 (43) 0.89 (45) 7.87 (47)                                     S T U 74.4
 
MEAN 1.16   1.37 1.81   1.67 1.5   1.27 1.18   9.97
 
CV 39   12.7 13.3   13.4 13.3   12.1 15.1    9.5
LSD (.05)   0.6     0.24 0.34     0.31 0.28     0.22 0.25     1.32                                              
 
Trial seeded at 25 lb/acre viable seed on Yolo clay loam soil at the Univ. of California Agronomy Farm, Davis, CA.
Entries followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 5% probability level according to Fishers (protected) LSD.