Table 4. UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 2003 YIELDS. TRIAL PLANTED 4/22/99
NOTE: SINGLE YEAR DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED TO EVAULATE
            ALFALFA VARIETIES OR CHOOSE ALFALFA CULTIVARS                      
  Cut 1 Cut 2 Cut 3 YEAR % OF
  6/11 7/22 9/10 TOTAL                       VERNAL
   ------------------------Dry tons/acre----------------------- %
Released Varieties
Reno 3.48 ( 1) 2.30 ( 2) 1.94 ( 2) 7.73 ( 1) A 126.8
Plumas (3L102) 3.18 ( 3) 2.18 ( 5) 1.81 ( 5) 7.16 ( 2) A B 117.4
Forecast 1001 3.05 ( 8) 2.31 ( 1) 1.85 ( 4) 7.08 ( 3) A B C 116.1
WL 334 RK 3.05 ( 9) 2.24 ( 3) 1.79 ( 7) 7.03 ( 4) A B C D 115.4
Dura 512 3.21 ( 2) 2.09 ( 9) 1.66 (11) 6.96 ( 6) B C D E 114.2
Blazer XL 3.06 ( 6) 2.10 ( 8) 1.76 ( 8) 6.93 ( 7) B C D E 113.7
Sentry 3.16 ( 4) 1.98 (17) 1.60 (17) 6.67 ( 9) B C D E F 109.5
WL 325 HQ 2.94 (16) 2.15 ( 6) 1.66 (12) 6.66 (10) B C D E F 109.3
Select 3.09 ( 5) 2.03 (14) 1.68 ( 9) 6.63 (11) B C D E F G 108.8
Dura 400 2.95 (15) 2.05 (12) 1.62 (15) 6.55 (12) B C D E F G H 107.5
Magnum V 2.86 (20) 2.13 ( 7) 1.39 (30) 6.52 (13) B C D E F G H I 106.9
Forecast 3001 3.02 (11) 2.01 (15) 1.55 (20) 6.51 (14) B C D E F G H I 106.7
329 3.04 (10) 1.96 (20) 1.50 (23) 6.49 (15) B C D E F G H I 106.4
Spirit 2.91 (17) 2.03 (13) 1.61 (16) 6.48 (16) B C D E F G H I 106.2
Fortress 3.05 ( 7) 2.05 (11) 1.59 (19) 6.44 (17) B C D E F G H I J 105.6
Key 2 2.74 (24) 1.89 (25) 1.87 ( 3) 6.42 (18) C D E F G H I J 105.3
53V08 2.99 (12) 1.96 (18) 1.48 (24) 6.38 (19) C D E F G H I J K 104.7
TriStar 2.96 (13) 1.92 (23) 1.64 (13) 6.32 (20) D E F G H I J K 103.7
330 2.68 (27) 1.96 (19) 1.66 (10) 6.29 (21) E F G H I J K 103.2
Gold Plus 2.91 (18) 1.86 (27) 1.60 (18) 6.28 (22) E F G H I J K 103.1
WL 327 2.86 (19) 2.00 (16) 1.38 (31) 6.12 (23) F G H I J K 100.4
Vernal 2.66 (28) 1.93 (22) 1.43 (27) 6.10 (24) F G H I J K 100.0
DK 142 2.74 (25) 1.87 (26) 1.40 (29) 5.99 (25) F G H I J K 98.2
AlfaStar 2.70 (26) 1.94 (21) 1.55 (21) 5.98 (26) F G H I J K 98.2
Leaf Master 2.80 (22) 1.89 (24) 1.40 (28) 5.94 (27) G H I J K 97.4
Innovator+Z 2.76 (23) 1.80 (29) 1.34 (32) 5.87 (29) H I J K 96.4
Amerigraze 401+Z 2.65 (29) 1.81 (28) 1.43 (26) 5.83 (30) I J K 95.6
Affinity+Z 2.50 (31) 1.80 (30) 1.48 (25) 5.72 (31) J K 93.9
Archer II 2.42 (32) 1.77 (31) 1.54 (22) 5.68 (32) K 93.2
Experimental Varieties
ZG 9650A 2.83 (21) 2.19 ( 4) 1.94 ( 1) 6.98 ( 5) B C D E 114.6
ZX 9853 2.96 (14) 2.09 (10) 1.79 ( 6) 6.88 ( 8) B C D E 112.9
ZX 9451 2.63 (30) 1.76 (32) 1.62 (14) 5.89 (28) H I J K 96.7
MEAN 2.90 2.00 1.61 6.45
CV 6.40 7.50 9.00 5.50
LSD (.05) 0.30   0.30   0.30   0.72                          
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 Fisher's (protected) LSD.