2012 Yields, Modesto Alfalfa Cultivar Trial (Trial planted Nov 7, 2011)
Note: Single year data should not be used to evaluate alfalfa varieties or choose alfalfa cultivars
      Cut 1   Cut 2   Cut 3   Cut 4   Cut 5   YEAR                                  
21-Jun 19-Jul 15-Aug 12-Sep 19-Oct TOTAL
  FD   Dry t/a                                  
Released Varieties
Artesia Sunrise 7 1.0   (  8) 1.7   (  1) 1.5   (  2) 1.2   (12) 1.0   (33) 6.4   (  2) A B
Arriba II (EM-09) 6 1.1   (  1) 1.5   (10) 1.5   (  1) 1.2   (10) 1.1   (25) 6.3   (  3) A B C
Westar 8 1.0   (  7) 1.5   (  7) 1.4   (  5) 1.2   (  5) 1.2   (  3) 6.3   (  4) A B C D
Tango 6 1.0   (  4) 1.6   (  3) 1.3   (  8) 1.2   (  6) 1.1   (14) 6.2   (  6) A B C D E F
Integra 8600  6 0.9   (15) 1.6   (  6) 1.3   (16) 1.3   (  1) 1.1   (21) 6.2   (  7) A B C D E F G
La Jolla 9 1.0   (11) 1.6   (  2) 1.3   (  9) 1.2   (  7) 1.1   (15) 6.2   (  8) A B C D E F G
Transition 6.1 6 1.0   (  3) 1.5   (11) 1.3   (10) 1.2   (15) 1.1   (17) 6.1   (  9) A B C D E F G H
Saltana 9 1.0   (  6) 1.4   (32) 1.3   (15) 1.1   (24) 1.2   (  1) 6.1   (10) A B C D E F G H I
DS815 8 0.9   (18) 1.5   (18) 1.3   (12) 1.2   (  8) 1.1   (  9) 6.0   (11) A B C D E F G H I
Dura 843 8 1.0   (  9) 1.5   (16) 1.3   (22) 1.1   (23) 1.1   (12) 6.0   (12) A B C D E F G H I J
6R100 6 1.0   (10) 1.5   (  8) 1.3   (12) 1.2   (  4) 0.9   (50) 6.0   (13) A B C D E F G H I J
AmeriStand 803T  8 0.9   (21) 1.4   (35) 1.3   (11) 1.2   (13) 1.2   (  5) 5.9   (14) A B C D E F G H I J K
DS611 6 0.9   (16) 1.5   (23) 1.2   (28) 1.2   (14) 1.1   (  8) 5.9   (15) A B C D E F G H I J K
DS919 9 0.8   (45) 1.5   (13) 1.3   (20) 1.2   (  9) 1.1   (10) 5.8   (16) A B C D E F G H I J K L
AmeriStand 901TS 9 0.8   (42) 1.4   (26) 1.3   (14) 1.2   (  3) 1.1   (24) 5.8   (17) A B C D E F G H I J K L
Dura 512 5 0.9   (20) 1.5   (  9) 1.3   (17) 1.1   (25) 1.0   (38) 5.8   (18) A B C D E F G H I J K L
WL 440HQ 6 0.9   (19) 1.5   (17) 1.3   (19) 1.0   (44) 1.1   (27) 5.8   (22) C D E F G H I J K L M
WL 454HQ.RR 6 0.9   (22) 1.5   (21) 1.3   (23) 1.1   (40) 1.1   (18) 5.8   (23) C D E F G H I J K L M
6610N 6 0.8   (34) 1.4   (33) 1.4   (  6) 1.1   (28) 1.0   (31) 5.8   (24) C D E F G H I J K L M
4C810 8 0.9   (32) 1.5   (21) 1.3   (27) 1.1   (26) 1.1   (28) 5.7   (25) C D E F G H I J K L M
DKA65-10RR 6 0.9   (27) 1.5   (20) 1.3   (24) 1.2   (17) 0.9   (49) 5.7   (26) D E F G H I J K L M N
Arriba II(Optimize Gold+) 6 0.8   (35) 1.4   (27) 1.2   (30) 1.1   (22) 1.1   (19) 5.7   (27) D E F G H I J K L M N
Pacifico 8 1.0   (13) 1.4   (30) 1.2   (29) 1.1   (35) 1.0   (36) 5.7   (28) D E F G H I J K L M N
HybridForce-800 8 0.9   (29) 1.4   (29) 1.2   (35) 1.1   (21) 1.1   (28) 5.7   (29) E F G H I J K L M N
Integra 8800  8 0.9   (25) 1.3   (42) 1.3   (24) 1.1   (36) 1.1   (16) 5.7   (30) E F G H I J K L M N
Revolt 6 1.0   (  2) 1.5   (23) 1.1   (41) 1.0   (45) 0.9   (48) 5.6   (31) F G H I J K L M N
Arriba II 6 0.9   (30) 1.4   (37) 1.2   (40) 1.1   (20) 1.1   (22) 5.6   (32) G H I J K L M N
Desert Sun 8.10RR 8 0.9   (25) 1.4   (28) 1.2   (38) 1.1   (30) 1.0   (46) 5.5   (35) H I J K L M N
GrandSlam 8 0.8   (37) 1.3   (43) 1.2   (36) 1.1   (38) 1.1   (20) 5.5   (39) I J K L M N O
Trifecta 4 0.9   (24) 1.4   (36) 1.2   (33) 1.0   (46) 1.0   (42) 5.5   (40) I J K L M N O
Trifecta II 4 0.9   (23) 1.4   (30) 1.3   (21) 1.0   (50) 0.9   (51) 5.5   (41) I J K L M N O
Catalina 9 0.8   (36) 1.3   (50) 1.2   (34) 1.1   (32) 1.1   (13) 5.4   (42) I J K L M N O
WL 550.RR 8 0.7   (47) 1.4   (38) 1.2   (39) 1.1   (42) 1.1   (26) 5.4   (43) J K L M N O
Gunner 5 0.8   (40) 1.4   (34) 1.1   (46) 1.1   (43) 1.0   (45) 5.3   (46) L M N O
8R100 8.5  0.7   (50) 1.3   (44) 1.0   (51) 1.0   (49) 1.0   (35) 5.1   (50) N O
Experimental Varieties
DS098217 7 0.9   (14) 1.6   (  4) 1.4   (  3) 1.3   (  2) 1.2   (  6) 6.4   (  1) A
FGI R97T710 9 1.0   (  5) 1.5   (12) 1.4   (  4) 1.2   (11) 1.2   (  2) 6.3   (  5) A B C D E
FGI R57W213 5 0.9   (31) 1.6   (  5) 1.3   (  7) 1.1   (34) 1.0   (39) 5.8   (19) A B C D E F G H I J K L
FGI R57K337 4 0.9   (17) 1.5   (14) 1.3   (17) 1.1   (19) 1.0   (43) 5.8   (20) A B C D E F G H I J K L M
FGI R66Bx311  6 0.9   (28) 1.4   (25) 1.3   (26) 1.2   (18) 1.1   (30) 5.8   (21) B C D E F G H I J K L M
FGI R56Bx214 4 1.0   (12) 1.3   (41) 1.2   (32) 1.2   (16) 0.9   (47) 5.6   (33) G H I J K L M N
SW 8105 8 0.7   (46) 1.4   (39) 1.2   (31) 1.1   (37) 1.1   (  7) 5.6   (34) H I J K L M N
FGI R57K138 5 0.8   (33) 1.5   (19) 1.2   (37) 1.1   (41) 1.0   (41) 5.5   (36) H I J K L M N
FGI R65BD279  7 0.8   (39) 1.5   (15) 1.1   (44) 1.0   (46) 1.1   (23) 5.5   (37) H I J K L M N
SW 920 9 0.8   (38) 1.3   (47) 1.1   (43) 1.1   (29) 1.2   (  4) 5.5   (38) H I J K L M N
SW 9107 9 0.8   (43) 1.3   (48) 1.1   (47) 1.1   (32) 1.1   (11) 5.4   (44) J K L M N O
FGI R96Bx308  9 0.8   (44) 1.3   (40) 1.1   (42) 1.1   (39) 1.0   (37) 5.4   (45) K L M N O
FGI R97T715  10 0.8   (41) 1.3   (46) 1.1   (49) 1.1   (31) 1.0   (40) 5.2   (47) L M N O
SW 910 9 0.7   (48) 1.3   (49) 1.1   (48) 1.1   (27) 1.0   (34) 5.2   (48) M N O
SW 900 9 0.7   (49) 1.3   (45) 1.1   (45) 1.0   (48) 1.0   (32) 5.2   (49) M N O
SW 9106 9 0.7   (51) 1.2   (51) 1.1   (50) 1.0   (51) 1.0   (44) 4.9   (51) O
MEAN 0.87 1.43 1.24 1.13 1.06 5.73
CV 18.6 10.5 12.1 10.3 10.0 9.0
LSD (0.1) 0.19 0.18 0.18 0.14 0.13 0.61
Trial seeded at 25 lb/acre viable seed on Stnislaus sandy soil at Stanislaus Farm Supply, Modesto CA.                                          
Entries followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 10% probability level according to Fishers (protected) LSD.
FD = Fall Dormancy reported by seed companies.
Cuf 101 was included in this trial, but the data was eliminated due to doubts about the source of the seed.