2013 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   Cut 6   Cut 7   Cut 8   YEAR                                
19-Mar 26-Apr 27-May 25-Jun 16-Jul 13-Aug 20-Sep 22-Oct TOTAL
  FD   Dry t/a                                
Released Varieties
Westar 8 2.3   (  2) 1.7   (  1) 2.3   (  2) 2.1   (  4) 2.3   (  1) 1.7   (  5) 2.2   (  2) 1.4   (  2) 16.0   (  1) A
Integra 8600  6 2.2   (15) 1.3   (25) 2.2   (11) 2.1   (  2) 2.2   (  3) 1.6   (  7) 2.3   (  1) 1.3   (  5) 15.1   (  4) A B C
AmeriStand 803T  8 2.2   (10) 1.3   (31) 2.1   (12) 1.9   (17) 2.1   (  5) 1.8   (  1) 2.1   (  5) 1.3   (10) 14.8   (  6) A B C D
Saltana 9 2.0   (29) 1.5   (  6) 2.3   (  1) 2.0   (  8) 2.1   (  9) 1.5   (25) 2.1   (10) 1.3   (  7) 14.8   (  7) A B C D E
DS815 8 2.4   (  1) 1.4   (14) 2.2   (  9) 2.0   (  9) 2.0   (16) 1.6   (20) 2.1   (  7) 1.2   (32) 14.8   (  8) A B C D E
 Pacifico 2.1   (16) 1.3   (21) 2.1   (18) 1.9   (16) 2.1   (  7) 1.6   (  9) 2.1   (  8) 1.3   (10) 14.6   (  9) A B C D E F
Arriba II (EM-09) 6 2.2   (11) 1.3   (30) 2.1   (19) 2.0   (  5) 2.0   (19) 1.5   (23) 2.2   (  3) 1.2   (23) 14.5   (10) A B C D E F
DS919 9 2.0   (31) 1.4   (12) 2.1   (21) 2.0   (11) 2.0   (10) 1.6   (12) 2.1   (  5) 1.2   (14) 14.5   (11) A B C D E F
Artesia Sunrise 7 2.1   (27) 1.5   (  4) 2.3   (  5) 2.0   (10) 1.9   (24) 1.5   (22) 2.0   (15) 1.1   (37) 14.4   (12) A B C D E F
DS611 2.1   (17) 1.5   (  2) 2.2   (10) 1.8   (22) 1.8   (42) 1.6   (14) 1.9   (24) 1.2   (21) 14.2   (15) B C D E F G H I
4C810 8 2.2   (13) 1.4   (11) 2.2   (  8) 1.9   (15) 1.9   (33) 1.5   (23) 1.9   (24) 1.2   (32) 14.2   (16) B C D E F G H I
Dura 843 8 2.3   (  5) 1.4   (15) 2.0   (27) 1.8   (33) 2.0   (18) 1.4   (31) 2.0   (19) 1.2   (14) 14.1   (17) B C D E F G H I
Integra 8800  8 2.3   (  4) 1.2   (42) 2.0   (28) 1.8   (27) 1.9   (27) 1.8   (  3) 1.8   (37) 1.3   (  7) 14.1   (18) B C D E F G H I
AmeriStand 901TS 9 2.3   (  7) 1.2   (36) 1.8   (46) 1.8   (32) 2.0   (12) 1.6   (10) 2.0   (17) 1.2   (19) 14.0   (19) B C D E F G H I J
 WL 454HQ.RR 2.2   (12) 1.4   (17) 2.1   (20) 1.9   (20) 2.0   (13) 1.6   (14) 1.9   (24) 1.0   (44) 14.0   (20) B C D E F G H I J
Arriba II 6 2.1   (20) 1.5   (  8) 2.1   (15) 1.8   (23) 1.9   (30) 1.5   (25) 1.9   (34) 1.3   (12) 14.0   (21) B C D E F G H I J
6610N 6 2.3   (  8) 1.3   (20) 2.1   (23) 2.0   (  6) 1.8   (35) 1.4   (34) 1.9   (32) 1.2   (23) 14.0   (22) B C D E F G H I J
Transition 6.1 6 2.1   (19) 1.3   (26) 2.1   (16) 1.9   (13) 1.9   (23) 1.5   (30) 1.9   (22) 1.2   (31) 14.0   (23) B C D E F G H I J K
 Tango 2.2   (13) 1.5   (  5) 2.1   (14) 1.9   (12) 1.8   (36) 1.4   (31) 1.9   (28) 1.1   (40) 14.0   (24) B C D E F G H I J K
Arriba II(Optimize Gold+) 6 2.1   (23) 1.3   (34) 1.9   (39) 1.9   (18) 2.0   (11) 1.6   (17) 2.0   (20) 1.2   (14) 14.0   (26) B C D E F G H I J K
La Jolla 9 2.0   (34) 1.4   (18) 2.1   (22) 1.9   (19) 1.9   (31) 1.6   (17) 1.9   (24) 1.2   (19) 13.9   (27) B C D E F G H I J K
GrandSlam 8 2.1   (21) 1.3   (35) 2.0   (28) 1.7   (39) 1.9   (28) 1.5   (21) 1.9   (22) 1.2   (22) 13.7   (32) C D E F G H I J K L
Catalina 9 1.9   (44) 1.2   (48) 2.0   (26) 1.7   (44) 1.9   (22) 1.5   (25) 2.1   (10) 1.2   (18) 13.6   (33) C D E F G H I J K L M
 6R100 2.0   (31) 1.3   (22) 1.9   (36) 1.7   (41) 1.9   (29) 1.4   (40) 1.8   (36) 1.2   (23) 13.3   (34) D E F G H I J K L M N
HybridForce-800 8 2.1   (18) 1.3   (19) 1.9   (40) 1.7   (40) 1.8   (46) 1.4   (40) 1.7   (46) 1.1   (39) 13.2   (36) D E F G H I J K L M N
Revolt 6 2.1   (22) 1.2   (43) 1.9   (34) 1.8   (35) 1.7   (48) 1.4   (31) 1.7   (48) 1.2   (35) 13.0   (40) F G H I J K L M N
Desert Sun 8.10RR 8 1.8   (49) 1.2   (47) 1.8   (48) 1.8   (37) 1.9   (20) 1.4   (34) 1.8   (37) 1.3   (  6) 13.0   (41) F G H I J K L M N
DKA65-10RR 6 2.0   (39) 1.2   (45) 1.9   (38) 1.6   (50) 1.9   (32) 1.4   (40) 1.9   (29) 1.2   (23) 13.0   (42) F G H I J K L M N
 WL 440HQ 2.0   (37) 1.2   (46) 1.9   (43) 1.8   (25) 1.8   (43) 1.4   (40) 1.9   (30) 1.0   (42) 12.9   (43) F G H I J K L M N
Dura 512 5 1.9   (41) 1.3   (27) 2.0   (30) 1.7   (45) 1.7   (47) 1.3   (47) 1.7   (45) 1.0   (46) 12.7   (44) G H I J K L M N
 WL 550.RR 1.9   (43) 1.0   (51) 1.8   (49) 1.7   (43) 1.8   (38) 1.4   (37) 1.8   (35) 1.3   (12) 12.7   (45) H I J K L M N
 8R100 8.5  1.8   (50) 1.1   (50) 1.6   (51) 1.7   (42) 1.8   (38) 1.4   (37) 1.8   (43) 1.1   (38) 12.3   (48) K L M N
Trifecta II 4 1.8   (47) 1.4   (  9) 1.9   (35) 1.6   (49) 1.7   (49) 1.1   (51) 1.5   (50) 1.0   (50) 12.2   (49) L M N
Trifecta 4 1.7   (51) 1.2   (37) 1.8   (47) 1.7   (46) 1.6   (51) 1.3   (46) 1.6   (49) 1.0   (48) 11.9   (50) M N
Gunner 5 1.8   (45) 1.2   (44) 1.7   (50) 1.5   (51) 1.7   (50) 1.2   (49) 1.5   (50) 1.0   (50) 11.7   (51) N
Experimental Varieties
FGI R97T710 2.3   (  3) 1.5   (  7) 2.3   (  4) 2.1   (  3) 2.1   (  6) 1.8   (  1) 2.1   (  8) 1.3   (  7) 15.4   (  2) A B
FGI R66Bx311  2.3   (  6) 1.4   (10) 2.3   (  3) 1.9   (21) 2.1   (  8) 1.6   (10) 2.1   (10) 1.4   (  1) 15.1   (  3) A B C
 DS098217 7 2.2   (  9) 1.4   (16) 2.2   (  7) 2.1   (  1) 1.9   (21) 1.8   (  3) 2.2   (  4) 1.2   (27) 15.0   (  5) A B C
SW 9107 9 2.0   (36) 1.1   (49) 2.1   (13) 1.8   (24) 2.2   (  2) 1.7   (  6) 2.1   (10) 1.4   (  4) 14.4   (13) A B C D E F G
FGI R57K337 2.0   (33) 1.5   (  3) 2.2   (  6) 1.8   (36) 1.9   (25) 1.6   (  7) 2.1   (10) 1.2   (29) 14.4   (14) A B C D E F G H
SW 900 9 1.9   (42) 1.4   (13) 2.1   (25) 1.7   (38) 2.0   (14) 1.6   (14) 2.0   (16) 1.2   (14) 14.0   (25) B C D E F G H I J K
SW 8105 8 2.1   (26) 1.2   (39) 1.9   (42) 1.8   (28) 2.0   (17) 1.6   (12) 1.9   (32) 1.4   (  3) 13.8   (28) B C D E F G H I J K L
SW 920 9 2.1   (25) 1.2   (38) 2.0   (32) 1.8   (34) 2.1   (  4) 1.5   (29) 2.0   (21) 1.2   (28) 13.8   (29) B C D E F G H I J K L
FGI R97T715  2.0   (28) 1.3   (32) 2.1   (17) 1.8   (30) 2.0   (15) 1.6   (17) 1.8   (42) 1.2   (29) 13.8   (30) B C D E F G H I J K L
SW 910 9 2.0   (40) 1.3   (28) 1.9   (37) 2.0   (  7) 1.8   (37) 1.5   (25) 2.0   (18) 1.2   (35) 13.7   (31) B C D E F G H I J K L
FGI R57W213 2.1   (24) 1.3   (23) 2.1   (24) 1.8   (26) 1.8   (41) 1.3   (44) 1.8   (39) 1.0   (42) 13.3   (35) D E F G H I J K L M N
SW 9106 9 1.8   (48) 1.3   (29) 1.9   (33) 1.9   (14) 1.9   (34) 1.4   (37) 1.9   (30) 1.0   (45) 13.1   (37) D E F G H I J K L M N
FGI R96Bx308  2.0   (38) 1.3   (32) 2.0   (31) 1.8   (29) 1.8   (44) 1.4   (34) 1.8   (39) 1.1   (40) 13.1   (38) E F G H I J K L M N
FGI R65BD279  2.0   (35) 1.2   (40) 1.9   (41) 1.8   (31) 1.9   (26) 1.3   (45) 1.8   (41) 1.2   (32) 13.1   (39) E F G H I J K L M N
FGI R57K138 2.0   (30) 1.3   (24) 1.8   (45) 1.7   (47) 1.8   (40) 1.2   (50) 1.7   (46) 1.0   (48) 12.6   (46) I J K L M N
FGI R56Bx214 1.8   (46) 1.2   (41) 1.9   (44) 1.7   (48) 1.8   (45) 1.3   (48) 1.8   (44) 1.0   (46) 12.4   (47) J K L M N
MEAN 2.06 1.32 2.02 1.84 1.92 1.50 1.92 1.19 13.77
CV 12.3 18.3 14.6 10.1 12.1 15.2 14.3 14.9 10.4
LSD (0.1) 0.30 NS NS 0.22 0.27 0.27 0.33 0.21 1.70
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.