Table 4.  UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 1999-2000 YIELDS. TRIAL PLANTED 4/22/99
1999 2000 2001 2002 % OF
  YIELD YIELD YIELD YIELD AVERAGE                     VERNAL
DRY T/AC %
Released Varieties
Reno 4.16 ( 4) 7.67 ( 8) 7.89 ( 6) 7.62 ( 1) 6.84 ( 1) A 112.10
Dura 512 4.20 ( 2) 8.08 ( 1) 7.55 (17) 7.36 ( 4) 6.80 ( 2) A B 111.50
Plumas (3L102) 4.03 (11) 7.75 ( 5) 7.87 ( 8) 7.39 ( 2) 6.76 ( 3) A B C 110.90
Select 4.15 ( 5) 7.79 ( 3) 7.88 ( 7) 7.17 (10) 6.75 ( 4) A B C 110.70
Blazer XL 4.11 ( 7) 7.76 ( 4) 7.59 (15) 7.26 ( 6) 6.68 ( 5) A B C D 109.60
Forecast 3001 3.58 (25) 7.72 ( 7) 7.97 ( 5) 7.30 ( 5) 6.64 ( 6) A B C D E 109.00
53V08 3.51 (28) 7.57 (10) 8.22 ( 2) 7.22 ( 8) 6.63 ( 7) A B C D E F 108.80
Sentry 4.07 ( 9) 7.82 ( 2) 7.46 (21) 6.98 (13) 6.58 ( 8) A B C D E F G 108.00
WL 327 4.26 ( 1) 7.56 (11) 7.67 (10) 6.70 (22) 6.57 ( 9) A B C D E F G 107.80
Forecast 1001 3.51 (29) 7.28 (25) 7.98 ( 3) 7.38 ( 3) 6.54 (10) A B C D E F G 107.20
WL 334 RK 3.47 (32) 7.23 (28) 8.26 ( 1) 7.18 ( 9) 6.53 (11) A B C D E F G 107.10
330 4.01 (14) 7.47 (17) 7.64 (11) 7.01 (11) 6.53 (12) A B C D E F G 107.10
329 3.97 (15) 7.58 ( 9) 7.51 (18) 6.88 (17) 6.48 (14) A B C D E F G H 106.30
Spirit 3.80 (20) 7.38 (19) 7.62 (13) 6.98 (12) 6.46 (15) B C D E F G H I 105.90
Dura 400 4.02 (13) 7.51 (15) 7.47 (20) 6.88 (15) 6.45 (16) B C D E F G H I 105.80
WL 325 HQ 3.80 (19) 7.53 (14) 7.49 (19) 6.83 (18) 6.41 (18) C D E F G H I J 105.20
AlfaStar 3.90 (16) 7.38 (20) 7.44 (22) 6.78 (19) 6.38 (19) D E F G H I J 104.60
Fortress 3.72 (21) 7.35 (23) 7.41 (24) 6.98 (14) 6.37 (20) D E F G H I J 104.40
TriStar 3.65 (23) 7.36 (21) 7.63 (12) 6.76 (21) 6.35 (21) D E F G H I J 104.20
Innovator+Z 4.03 (12) 7.36 (22) 7.37 (26) 6.63 (25) 6.35 (22) D E F G H I J 104.10
Gold Plus 4.08 ( 8) 7.73 ( 6) 7.16 (29) 6.38 (30) 6.33 (23) D E F G H I J 103.90
Key 2 4.06 (10) 7.49 (16) 7.32 (27) 6.46 (26) 6.33 (24) E F G H I J 103.80
Leaf Master 4.20 ( 3) 7.47 (18) 7.07 (30) 6.41 (29) 6.29 (25) F G H I J 103.10
DK 142 4.12 ( 6) 7.55 (13) 7.00 (32) 6.43 (28) 6.28 (26) G H I J 102.90
Affinity+Z 3.60 (24) 7.29 (24) 7.41 (23) 6.77 (20) 6.27 (28) G H I J 102.80
Magnum V 3.58 (26) 7.09 (30) 7.56 (16) 6.43 (27) 6.16 (29) H I J 101.10
Archer II 3.48 (30) 6.91 (32) 7.41 (25) 6.70 (23) 6.12 (30) I J 100.40
Amerigraze 401+Z 3.80 (18) 7.24 (26) 7.06 (31) 6.38 (31) 6.12 (31) I J 100.40
Vernal 3.55 (27) 7.24 (27) 7.25 (28) 6.35 (32) 6.10 (32) J 100.00
Experimental Varieties
ZX 9853 3.82 (17) 7.55 (12) 7.81 ( 9) 6.88 (16) 6.49 (13) A B C D E F G H 106.40
ZG 9650A 3.47 (31) 7.06 (31) 7.98 ( 4) 7.26 ( 7) 6.44 (17) C D E F G H I J 105.60
ZX 9451 3.66 (22) 7.13 (29) 7.60 (14) 6.67 (24) 6.27 (27) G H I J 102.80
MEAN 3.85 7.47 7.58 6.89 6.47
CV 4.80 4.60 5.30 7.80 4.80
LSD (.05) 0.23 0.43 0.50 0.67 0.35                      
Note: VARIETY X YEAR INTERACTION IS SIGNIFICANT
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.