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Yield Properties of Some Alfalfa Cultivars in East Anatolia Region of Turkey

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This research was conducted in Van located Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey for 3 years from 2001-2003. In the research, twelve alfalfa cultivars (Bilensoy, Elci, Kayseri, MA-324, Prosementi, Desica, MA-414, Gara, Prista, Hemedan, P-5693 and MA-525) were used as treatment material. Experimental design was completely block with three replication. As a result of experiment, Bilensoy, Desica, Elci, MA-414, MA-324 and MA-525 cultivars produced more forage and crude protein yield compared to the other six alfalfa cultivars. Clearly, the results indicated that Bilensoy and Desica cultivars had the highest crude protein rate and crude protein yield; therefore, they seemed more promising in forage production in the area.


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