1998 Irrigated Alfalfa Variety Yield Trial, University of Wyoming Research and Extension Center, Torrington, WY.

Yield in Tons/Acre Dry Matter*

Brand/Variety Origin or Marketer 6-5-01 7-13-01 8-16-01 10-9-01 2001
Total
2000
Total
1999
Total
3 Year
Total
3 Year
Avg.
% of
Ranger
Plumas Union Seed 2.23 2.00 1.81 1.03 7.07 7.73 6.65 21.45 7.15 114
Rebound 4.2 Cenex Land O'Lakes 2.27 2.12 1.88 .95 7.21 7.16 6.75 21.12 7.04 112
Mountaineer Cenex Land O'Lakes 2.19 1.86 1.80 .94 6.80 7.47 6.67 20.93 6.98 111
Wrangler Public 2.13 2.02 1.70 .97 6.82 7.66 6.44 20.92 6.97 111
DK142 DeKalb 2.23 1.87 1.78 .99 6.86 7.62 6.35 20.83 6.94 110
Innovator +Z Americas Alfalfa 2.20 1.82 1.79 .91 6.73 7.68 6.33 20.74 6.91 110
Cimarron 3i Great Plains 2.34 1.81 1.73 .99 6.85 7.12 6.73 20.70 6.90 110
Amerigraze 401+Z Americas Alfalfa 2.03 2.04 1.61 .95 6.62 7.70 6.33 20.64 6.88 109
Geneva Novartis 2.32 2.06 1.76 .83 6.97 6.87 6.57 20.40 6.80 108
Paramount Cargill Hybrid Seed 2.20 1.88 1.73 .71 6.51 7.11 6.78 20.40 6.80 108
Pinnacle Arkansas Valley 2.16 1.82 1.73 .90 6.60 6.87 6.76 20.22 6.74 107
Feast AgriPro Seeds Inc. 2.23 1.88 1.62 .89 6.61 7.38 6.17 20.16 6.72 107
Yielder AgriPro Seeds Inc. 2.34 1.97 1.77 .81 6.88 6.83 5.83 19.53 6.51 103
Vernal Public 2.01 1.92 1.63 .88 6.43 7.02 6.05 19.50 6.50 103
Ranger Public 2.17 1.61 1.61 .76 6.14 6.57 6.18 18.89 6.30 100
Average   2.20 1.91 1.73 0.90 6.74 7.25 6.44 20.43 6.81 108
LDS (0.05)   N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. 0.52 0.74 0.61 1.24 0.41  
CV (%)   9.9 10.3 9.2 17.8 5.5 7.2 6.6 4.3 4.3  
*Dried for 48 hr at 60 degrees C. To convert dry tons per acre to hay at 12% moisture, multiply by 1.136.

ESTABLISHMENT PROCEDURE: Seeded on 5-8-98 @ 24 lbs pure live seed per acre after 250 lbs/A of 11-52-0 were soil incorporated. Borders were seeded to Big Horn. Trail was both sprinkler and border flood-irrigated.

ELEVATION: 4104 ft above sea level; 148 days above 28 degrees F.

SOIL TYPE: Clay Loam.

EXP. DESIGN: Randomized Complete Block, Four Replications. Yields differing from each other by more than the LSD are different at odds of at least 19 to 1. An LSD designation of N.S. indicates a difference that is "non-significant".

COOPERATORS: Jack Cecil, Troy Cecil, Mike Lindquist, and Alan Gray (307) 754-2223.

(TableTORR98-00.wpd)