First Year Effects of High Electroconductivity Field Conditions on Production of Six Alfalfa Varieties on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation

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Title:
First Year Effects of High Electroconductivity Field Conditions on Production of Six Alfalfa Varieties on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation
Author:
Rethwisch, Michael D.; Kruse, Michael D.; Leivas, Roy; Watson, Jack; Sheedy, Michael
Issue Date:
May-1999
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Forage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
Five alfalfa varieties were planted and grown under grower conditions on a field section that had high conductivity, while two varieties were planted and grown on a normal field area. CUF 101, the variety grown in both areas, was the highest yielding variety in both area. Reduction in CUF 101 hay yield due to high conductivity was approximately one ton/acre in the first year of production, with a large amount of this noted in the first cutting. Yield differences between the areas was greatest in the early spring and late fall, with differences not noted in the June cutting. Salado was the second highest yielding variety in the high electroconductivity area, with Sal-T-96 and Leivas Best yielding less than 90% of CUF 101. Sal-T-96 also had the greatest number of weeds, due in part to very slow germination and fewer plants per acre compared with other varieties.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Grain -- Arizona; Forage plants -- Arizona; Alfalfa -- Arizona; Alfalfa -- Varieties
Series/Report no.:
AZ1147; Series P-119

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dc.titleFirst Year Effects of High Electroconductivity Field Conditions on Production of Six Alfalfa Varieties on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservationen_US
dc.contributor.authorRethwisch, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKruse, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeivas, Royen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Jacken_US
dc.contributor.authorSheedy, Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued1999-05-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalForage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractFive alfalfa varieties were planted and grown under grower conditions on a field section that had high conductivity, while two varieties were planted and grown on a normal field area. CUF 101, the variety grown in both areas, was the highest yielding variety in both area. Reduction in CUF 101 hay yield due to high conductivity was approximately one ton/acre in the first year of production, with a large amount of this noted in the first cutting. Yield differences between the areas was greatest in the early spring and late fall, with differences not noted in the June cutting. Salado was the second highest yielding variety in the high electroconductivity area, with Sal-T-96 and Leivas Best yielding less than 90% of CUF 101. Sal-T-96 also had the greatest number of weeds, due in part to very slow germination and fewer plants per acre compared with other varieties.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectGrain -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectAlfalfa -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectAlfalfa -- Varietiesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/205152-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1147en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-119en_US
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