Table 3. UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 2002 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
  6/8/02 7/20/02 9/21/02 TOTAL             VERNAL
Dry t/a %
Released Varieties
Reno 3.06 ( 2) 2.67 ( 1) 1.89 ( 2) 7.62 ( 1) A 120.10
Plumas (3L102) 2.95 ( 8) 2.63 ( 2) 1.81 ( 4) 7.39 ( 2) A B 116.40
Forecast 1001 3.05 ( 4) 2.53 ( 6) 1.80 ( 6) 7.38 ( 3) A B 116.20
Dura 512 3.15 ( 1) 2.50 (10) 1.71 (15) 7.36 ( 4) A B C 115.90
Forecast 3001 3.01 ( 6) 2.55 ( 5) 1.74 (12) 7.30 ( 5) A B C D 115.00
Blazer XL 2.99 ( 7) 2.47 (12) 1.80 ( 5) 7.26 ( 6) A B C D E 114.40
53V08 3.06 ( 3) 2.55 ( 4) 1.61 (24) 7.22 ( 8) A B C D E 113.80
WL 334 RK 2.85 (11) 2.52 ( 7) 1.81 ( 3) 7.18 ( 9) A B C D E 113.10
Select 3.02 ( 5) 2.40 (17) 1.75 (10) 7.17 (10) A B C D E 113.00
330 2.78 (17) 2.48 (11) 1.76 ( 9) 7.01 (11) A B C D E F 110.40
Spirit 2.80 (14) 2.52 ( 8) 1.67 (19) 6.98 (12) A B C D E F 110.00
Sentry 2.78 (15) 2.50 ( 9) 1.70 (16) 6.98 (13) A B C D E F 110.00
Fortress 2.82 (12) 2.37 (21) 1.78 ( 8) 6.98 (14) A B C D E F 109.90
Dura 400 2.78 (16) 2.38 (19) 1.73 (14) 6.88 (15) B C D E F 108.40
329 2.90 ( 9) 2.37 (20) 1.60 (25) 6.88 (17) B C D E F 108.30
WL 325 HQ 2.77 (18) 2.45 (13) 1.61 (22) 6.83 (18) B C D E F 107.70
AlfaStar 2.61 (29) 2.43 (14) 1.74 (11) 6.78 (19) B C D E F 106.80
Affinity+Z 2.73 (19) 2.42 (16) 1.62 (20) 6.77 (20) B C D E F 106.70
TriStar 2.66 (24) 2.42 (15) 1.68 (18) 6.76 (21) B C D E F 106.50
WL 327 2.69 (21) 2.39 (18) 1.62 (21) 6.70 (22) C D E F 105.50
Archer II 2.67 (22) 2.33 (23) 1.70 (17) 6.70 (23) C D E F 105.50
Innovator+Z 2.86 (10) 2.28 (27) 1.49 (32) 6.63 (25) E F 104.40
Key 2 2.62 (27) 2.26 (29) 1.58 (29) 6.46 (26) F 101.70
Magnum V 2.53 (30) 2.32 (25) 1.58 (26) 6.43 (27) F 101.30
DK 142 2.52 (31) 2.34 (22) 1.58 (27) 6.43 (28) F 101.30
Leaf Master 2.65 (26) 2.15 (32) 1.61 (23) 6.41 (29) F 101.00
Gold Plus 2.62 (28) 2.20 (30) 1.56 (30) 6.38 (30) F 100.60
Amerigraze 401+Z 2.65 (25) 2.18 (31) 1.54 (31) 6.38 (31) F 100.50
Vernal 2.45 (32) 2.32 (24) 1.58 (28) 6.35 (32) F 100.00
Experimental Varieties
ZG 9650A 2.72 (20) 2.56 ( 3) 1.98 ( 1) 7.26 ( 7) A B C D E 114.30
ZX 9853 2.80 (13) 2.29 (26) 1.78 ( 7) 6.88 (16) B C D E F 108.30
ZX 9451 2.66 (23) 2.28 (28) 1.73 (13) 6.67 (24) D E F 105.10
MEAN 2.79 2.41 1.69 6.89
CV 11.20 9.70 7.90 7.80
LSD (.05) 0.39 NS 0.17 0.67              
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.