Table 5.  2009 YIELDS, UC SCOTT VALLEY ALFALFA CUTIVAR TRIAL.  TRIAL PLANTED 5/04/2006
Note: Single year data should not be used to evaluate alfalfa varieties or choose alfalfa cultivars
      Cut 1   Cut 2   Cut 3   YEAR                                 % of
24-Jun 5-Aug 23-Sep TOTAL VERNAL
  FD   Dry t/a                                 %
Integra 8400 4 3.6   (  3) 2.5   (  1) 2.8   (  1) 8.9   (  1) A 135.7
GrandStand 4 3.9   (  1) 2.3   (  4) 2.6   (  4) 8.8   (  2) A B 134.4
PGI 459 4 3.5   (  5) 2.4   (  2) 2.6   (  2) 8.5   (  3) A B C 129.6
Xtra-3 4 3.7   (  2) 2.2   (  8) 2.5   (  8) 8.4   (  4) A B C D 127.6
Rebound 5.0 4 3.5   (  9) 2.3   (  3) 2.6   (  3) 8.4   (  5) A B C D E 127.3
Boulder 5 3.5   (  8) 2.3   (  5) 2.5   (  5) 8.2   (  6) B C D E F 125.3
FSG 505 5 3.4   (10) 2.2   (  7) 2.5   (  7) 8.1   (  7) C D E F G 123.3
WL 357HQ 5 3.3   (15) 2.2   (  9) 2.5   (  9) 7.9   (  8) C D E F G H 120.4
DS417 4 3.5   (  6) 2.1   (18) 2.3   (18) 7.9   (  9) C D E F G H I 120.3
Masterpiece 4 3.5   (  4) 2.1   (20) 2.3   (20) 7.9   (10) C D E F G H I 119.9
AmeriStand 407TQ 4 3.1   (25) 2.3   (  6) 2.5   (  6) 7.9   (11) C D E F G H I 119.5
RRALF 4R200 4 3.3   (14) 2.2   (12) 2.4   (12) 7.8   (12) C D E F G H I 119.4
MasterPiece 4 3.4   (11) 2.1   (16) 2.4   (16) 7.8   (13) D E F G H I 119.0
WL 343HQ 4 3.3   (12) 2.1   (14) 2.4   (14) 7.8   (14) D E F G H I J 118.9
DKA50-18 5 3.2   (18) 2.2   (11) 2.4   (11) 7.8   (15) D E F G H I J 118.3
Expedition 5 3.1   (24) 2.2   (10) 2.4   (10) 7.7   (16) D E F G H I J 117.7
Dura 512 5 3.2   (20) 2.1   (13) 2.4   (13) 7.7   (17) D E F G H I J 117.4
WL 319HQ 3 3.5   (  7) 2.0   (24) 2.2   (24) 7.7   (18) E F G H I J K 116.9
Whitney 4 3.3   (13) 2.0   (21) 2.3   (21) 7.6   (19) F G H I J K L 115.5
DKA41-18RR 4 3.2   (21) 2.1   (19) 2.3   (19) 7.6   (20) F G H I J K L 114.9
Mountaineer 2.0 5 3.2   (16) 2.0   (22) 2.3   (22) 7.5   (21) G H I J K L 114.5
Power 4.2 (PI + Alleg) 4 3.2   (17) 2.0   (23) 2.3   (23) 7.5   (22) G H I J K L 113.8
Power 4.2 (Coated) 4 3.0   (30) 2.1   (15) 2.4   (15) 7.5   (23) G H I J K L 113.4
WL 355RR 4 3.0   (29) 2.1   (17) 2.3   (17) 7.4   (24) G H I J K L 113.2
PGI 424 4 3.2   (19) 2.0   (27) 2.2   (27) 7.3   (25) H I J K L 111.5
WL 325HQ 4 3.2   (22) 2.0   (26) 2.2   (26) 7.3   (26) H I J K L 111.4
HybriForce620 6 3.1   (23) 1.9   (28) 2.2   (28) 7.2   (27) I J K L M 110.0
CW 500 5 3.0   (31) 2.0   (25) 2.2   (25) 7.1   (28) J K L M 108.6
Mariner III 4 3.1   (28) 1.9   (29) 2.1   (29) 7.0   (29) K L M 106.8
HybriForce420/wet 4 3.1   (26) 1.8   (30) 2.0   (30) 7.0   (30) L M 105.9
Vernal 2 3.1   (27) 1.7   (31) 1.8   (31) 6.6   (31) M N 100.0
FSG 408DP 4 2.8   (32) 1.6   (32) 1.8   (32) 6.2   (32) N 94.4
MEAN 3.27 2.09 2.33 7.69
CV 7.3 9.8 9.8 7.4
LSD (0.1) 0.29 0.25 0.27 0.69
Trial seeded at 25 lb/acre viable seed at Scott Valley, CA.                                              
Entries followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 10% probability level according to Fisher's (protected) LSD.
FD = Fall Dormancy reported by seed companies.
Note: Cut 1 was analyzed using a missing values technique, due to several missing plots.