Farm

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Most germplasm used in alfalfa cultivars in the north central region of the United States is purple flowered and referred to as sativa. Yellow-flowered (falcata) alfalfa is an unadapted germplasm that has made few contributions to the current cultivars. However, our previous research has shown that sativafalcata crosses (SFC) produce greater yield than sativa-sativa crosses (SSC). This indicates that falcata has favorable genes for yield and that the use of falcata may help improve yield in new cultivars.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

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application/pdf

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