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Table 4 Acid detergent fibre fraction (ADF, expressed as % DM) of alfalfa in in Experiments I and II, means (n = 4)

From: Influence of drought stress on afalfa yields and nutritional composition

Acid Detergent Fibre fraction (ADF, %DM)
  Condition Gold Queen alfalfa Suntory alfalfa
Early harvest Late harvest Early harvest Late harvest
Spring 2013 Control 34.52 ± 0.33a 36.23 ± 0.29a 36.15 ± 0.47a 37.67 ± 0.40a
Moderate spring drought 33.12 ± 0.37a 35.23 ± 0.73a 35.15 ± 0.17a 36.67 ± 0.49a
Severe spring drought 32.25 ± 0.27b 33.73 ± 0.30b 34.23 ± 0.40b 34.09 ± 0.38b
Control 35.36 ± 0.35a 38.66 ± 0.26a 36.69 ± 0.40a 39.51 ± 0.24a
Moderate summer drought 32.83 ± 0.18b 34.49 ± 0.22b 34.91 ± 0.34b 36.07 ± 0.43b
Severe summer drought 38.70 ± 0.31c 42.64 ± 0.32c 39.90 ± 0.35c 43.66 ± 0.17c
Spring 2014 Control 36.51 ± 0.37a 39.66 ± 0.23a 37.93 ± 0.34a 40.41 ± 0.32a
Early spring severe drought 38.73 ± 0.23b 40.82 ± 0.24a 38.97 ± 0.26b 42.83 ± 0.32b
Late spring severe drought 39.82 ± 0.14c 43.93 ± 0.32b 40.14 ± 0.20c 43.64 ± 0.19c
rainfed 36.24 ± 0.32a 38.90 ± 0.20a 37.27 ± 0.63a 40.00 ± 0.51a