2001 Irrigated Alfalfa Variety Yield Trial, Padlock Ranch, Dayton Wyoming.

Yield in Tons/Acre Dry Matter*

Brand/Variety Origin or Marketer 6-17-03 8-05-03 10-15-03 2003 Total 2002
Total
2-yr
Total
2-yr
Ave.
% of
Ranger
Shaw Montana State University 2.77 2.59 1.76 7.12 6.65 13.76 6.88 114
ZX9450A ABI/America's Alfalfa 2.82 2.28 1.67 6.77 6.46 13.23 6.62 110
Millennia Union Seed 2.70 2.09 1.54 6.33 6.56 12.89 6.44 107
Cooper Montana State University 2.98 2.38 1.51 6.87 5.92 12.79 6.39 106
Masterpiece J.R. Simplot 2.55 1.88 1.77 6.20 6.53 12.73 6.36 105
53Q60 Pioneer Hibred 2.28 2.02 1.75 6.05 6.56 12.61 6.30 104
Feast +EV AgriPro Seeds 2.23 1.89 1.60 5.72 6.87 12.60 6.30 104
Rebound 4.2 Croplan Genetics 2.19 1.95 1.78 5.92 6.53 12.45 6.23 103
Maximizer J.R. Simplot 2.66 2.08 1.49 6.23 6.13 12.35 6.18 102
WBRR University of Wyoming 2.39 2.13 1.61 6.13 6.13 12.26 6.13 102
Select Union Seed 2.56 2.12 1.76 6.44 5.81 12.25 6.12 101
Ameristand 403T ABI/America's Alfalfa 2.31 2.10 1.43 5.84 6.32 12.15 6.07 101
Innovator +Z ABI/America's Alfalfa 2.59 1.84 1.52 5.95 6.19 12.14 6.07 101
Ranger Public 2.26 2.22 1.28 5.76 6.29 12.05 6.03 100
Vernal Public 2.57 2.28 1.39 6.24 5.82 12.05 6.03 100
645 II Garst Seed Co. 2.41 2.03 1.28 5.72 6.24 11.96 5.98 99
4200 Arkansas Valley Seeds 2.28 2.04 1.45 5.77 6.02 11.79 5.90 98
Monument II Geertson Seed 2.00 2.06 1.45 5.51 6.12 11.63 5.82 97
Amerigraze 401+Z ABI/America's Alfalfa 2.27 2.06 1.46 5.79 5.85 11.64 5.82 97
Wrangler Public 2.14 2.09 1.54 5.77 5.85 11.61 5.80 96
Average   2.45 2.11 1.55 6.11 6.24 12.35 6.17 102
LSD (0.05)   0.48 N.S. N.S. 0.81 N.S. N.S. N.S.  
CV (%)   13.7 13.8 19.8 9.4 11.9 7.6 7.6  
*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 5-13-01 @ 24 lbs pure live seed per acre after 250 lbs/A of 11-52-0 were soil incorporated. Borders were seeded to Wrangler. Trial was sprinkler irrigated.

ELEVATION: 3745 ft above sea level; 150 days above 28 degrees F.

SOIL TYPE: Silty Clay Loam.

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

COOPERATORS: Alan Gray, Mike Killen, Rob Smith (307) 754-2223, Roger Hybner (307) 737-2415

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