2003 Irrigated Alfalfa Variety Trial, University of Wyoming Research and Extension Center, Powell, WY.

                                                                                                                 Yield in Tons/Acre Dry Matter

Brand
(Exp. Designation)

Variety/Source and contact info.

6/9/06

7/26/06

9/5/06

2006
Total

2005
Total

2004
Total

3 yr.
Total

3 yr.
Avg.

% of
Ranger

Mountaineer 2.0 (4M124) Croplan Genetics-Curt Droogsma (406)860-1330 2.60 2.50 3.40 8.53 8.55 6.65 23.73 7.91 132
Boulder (4M125) NK Brand- Joe Waldo (800)445-0956 2.70 2.30 3.10 8.14 8.25 6.64 23.03 7.68 129
54Q25 www.pioneer.com 2.80 2.30 3.00 8.16 7.81 6.12 22.09 7.36 123
Somerset NK Brand- Joe Waldo (800)445-0956 2.60 2.20 2.90 7.75 7.99 6.30 22.04 7.35 123
6400 HT www.garstseed.com 2.60 2.20 2.70 7.55  7.90 6.23 21.68 7.23 121
WL 319 HQ www.wlresearch.com 2.50 2.10 2.60 7.22 8.05 6.28 21.55 7.18 120
HybriForce 420 www.dairylandseed.com 2.40 2.00 2.80 7.21 7.40 6.17 20.78 6.93 116
Lander (WBRR) Allied Seed- Gary White (877)574-7150 2.50 2.00 2.50 7.09 7.29 5.85 20.23 6.74 113
Fremont Public 2.40 1.80 2.30 6.60 7.28 5.85 19.73 6.58 110
Wrangler Public 2.10 1.80 2.40 6.30 6.68 5.69 18.67 6.22 104
Ranger Public 2.30 1.90 2.40 6.58 6.19 5.15 17.92 5.97 100
Vernal Public 2.00 1.70 2.00 5.83 6.51 5.56 17.90 5.97 100
Heinrichs Public 2.40 1.70 2.00 6.14 5.82 5.11 17.07 5.69 95
 
Average   2.45 2.04 2.62 7.16 7.36 5.97 20.49 6.83  
LSD (0.05)   0.29 0.32 0.32 0.57 0.85 0.68      
CV (%)   13.36 18.06 16.88 13.15 8.00 7.90      

Dried for 48 hours at 60 degrees C. To convert dry ton per acre to hay at 12% moisture, multiply by 1.136.
Establishment Procedure: Seeded on 6-05-03 @ 24 lbs pure live seed per acre after 600lbs/A of 11-52-0 were soil incorporated.
Borders were seeded to Ranger. Trial was gravity-flow, flood irrigated.
Elevation: 4365 ft above sea level; 155 days above 28 degrees F.
Soil Type: Clay loam
Exp. Design: Randomized Complete Block, Four Replications, Yields differing by more than the LSD are different at odds of at least 19 to  but an LSD designation of N.S. indicates yield differences were not significant.
Cooperators: Alan Gray, Mike Killen, Randall Violett (307) 754-2223