Table 5. UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CULTIVAR TRIAL 1999-2003 YIELDS.  TRIAL PLANTED 4/22/99                      
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 % OF
   -----------------------------------Yield------------------------------------ Average                       Vernal
 -----------------------------------------------------Dry tons/acre------------------------------------------------------ %
Released Varieties
Reno 4.16 ( 4) 7.67 ( 8) 7.89 ( 6) 7.62 ( 1) 7.73 ( 1) 6.96 ( 1) A 112.6
Plumas (3L102) 4.03 (11) 7.75 ( 5) 7.87 ( 8) 7.39 ( 2) 7.16 ( 2) 6.82 ( 2) A B 110.3
Dura 512 4.20 ( 2) 8.08 ( 1) 7.55 (17) 7.36 ( 4) 6.96 ( 6) 6.82 ( 3) A B 110.3
Select 4.15 ( 5) 7.79 ( 3) 7.88 ( 7) 7.17 (10) 6.63 (11) 6.79 ( 4) A B 109.8
Blazer XL 4.11 ( 7) 7.76 ( 4) 7.59 (15) 7.26 ( 6) 6.93 ( 7) 6.74 ( 5) A B C 109.0
Forecast 3001 3.58 (25) 7.72 ( 7) 7.97 ( 5) 7.30 ( 5) 6.51 (14) 6.63 ( 6) B C D 107.3
53V08 3.51 (28) 7.57 (10) 8.22 ( 2) 7.22 ( 8) 6.38 (19) 6.61 ( 7) B C D E 106.9
WL 334 RK 3.47 (32) 7.23 (28) 8.26 ( 1) 7.18 ( 9) 7.03 ( 4) 6.60 ( 8) B C D E 106.8
Sentry 4.07 ( 9) 7.82 ( 2) 7.46 (21) 6.98 (13) 6.67 ( 9) 6.56 ( 9) B C D E F 106.1
Forecast 1001 3.51 (29) 7.28 (25) 7.98 ( 3) 7.38 ( 3) 7.08 ( 3) 6.56 (10) B C D E F 106.1
330 4.01 (14) 7.47 (17) 7.64 (11) 7.01 (11) 6.29 (21) 6.54 (11) B C D E F G 105.8
WL 327 4.26 ( 1) 7.56 (11) 7.67 (10) 6.70 (22) 6.12 (23) 6.53 (12) B C D E F G H 105.7
329 3.97 (15) 7.58 ( 9) 7.51 (18) 6.88 (17) 6.49 (15) 6.46 (15) C D E F G H I 104.4
Spirit 3.80 (20) 7.38 (19) 7.62 (13) 6.98 (12) 6.48 (16) 6.45 (16) C D E F G H I 104.3
WL 325 HQ 3.80 (19) 7.53 (14) 7.49 (19) 6.83 (18) 6.66 (10) 6.44 (17) C D E F G H I 104.2
Dura 400 4.02 (13) 7.51 (15) 7.47 (20) 6.88 (15) 6.55 (12) 6.42 (18) C D E F G H I 103.9
Fortress 3.72 (21) 7.35 (23) 7.41 (24) 6.98 (14) 6.44 (17) 6.42 (19) C D E F G H I 103.9
Key 2 4.06 (10) 7.49 (16) 7.32 (27) 6.46 (26) 6.42 (18) 6.39 (20) D E F G H I J 103.3
Gold Plus 4.08 ( 8) 7.73 ( 6) 7.16 (29) 6.38 (30) 6.28 (22) 6.33 (21) D E F G H I J K 102.4
TriStar 3.65 (23) 7.36 (21) 7.63 (12) 6.76 (21) 6.32 (20) 6.32 (22) D E F G H I J K 102.2
AlfaStar 3.90 (16) 7.38 (20) 7.44 (22) 6.78 (19) 5.98 (26) 6.31 (23) E F G H I J K 102.0
Magnum V 3.58 (26) 7.09 (30) 7.56 (16) 6.43 (27) 6.52 (13) 6.26 (24) F G H I J K 101.3
Innovator+Z 4.03 (12) 7.36 (22) 7.37 (26) 6.63 (25) 5.87 (29) 6.26 (25) F G H I J K 101.3
DK 142 4.12 ( 6) 7.55 (13) 7.00 (32) 6.43 (28) 5.99 (25) 6.25 (26) F G H I J K 101.0
Leaf Master 4.20 ( 3) 7.47 (18) 7.07 (30) 6.41 (29) 5.94 (27) 6.21 (28) H I J K 100.5
Affinity+Z 3.60 (24) 7.29 (24) 7.41 (23) 6.77 (20) 5.72 (31) 6.19 (29) I J K 100.1
Vernal 3.55 (27) 7.24 (27) 7.25 (28) 6.35 (32) 6.10 (24) 6.18 (30) I J K 100.0
Amerigraze 401+Z 3.80 (18) 7.24 (26) 7.06 (31) 6.38 (31) 5.83 (30) 6.08 (31) J K 98.4
Archer II 3.48 (30) 6.91 (32) 7.41 (25) 6.70 (23) 5.68 (32) 6.06 (32) K 98.0
Experimental Varieties
ZX 9853 3.82 (17) 7.55 (12) 7.81 ( 9) 6.88 (16) 6.88 ( 8) 6.52 (13) B C D E F G H 105.4
ZG 9650A 3.47 (31) 7.06 (31) 7.98 ( 4) 7.26 ( 7) 6.98 ( 5) 6.50 (14) B C D E F G H I 105.2
ZX 9451 3.66 (22) 7.13 (29) 7.60 (14) 6.67 (24) 5.89 (28) 6.24 (27) G H I J K 100.9
Mean 3.85 7.47 7.58 6.89 6.45 6.47
CV 4.8 4.6 5.3 7.8 5.5 4.8
LSD (.05) 0.23 0.43 0.5 0.67 0.72 0.32                        
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.