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Weather data summary for the 2006-growing season

Alfalfa Trials

Performance summary – Standard trials (insecticide applied)

South Charleston, Ohio – 2003 Seeding

Wooster, Ohio – 2003 Seeding

North Baltimore, Ohio – 2004 Seeding

Jackson, Ohio –2004 Seeding

South Charleston, Ohio – 2005 Seeding

Wooster, Ohio – 2006 Seeding

Potato Leafhopper Resistant Trials

South Charleston, Ohio and Ames, Iowa – 2006 Seeding

South Charleston, Ohio and Ames, Iowa – 2005 Seeding

Red Clover Trial

S. Charleston, Ohio - 2006 Seeding.

Perennial
Grass Trials

Orchardgrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2003 Seeding

Orchardgrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2006 Seeding

Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2005 Seeding

Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2006 Fall Seeding

Tall Fescue Variety Trial – Jackson, Ohio – 2004 Seeding

Perennial Ryegrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio –2005 Seeding

Address of Marketers

Download files of yield data for 2006:

All Yield Trials - PDF for Printing

Alfalfa Yield Trials - Excel

Grass Yield Trial - Excel

Red Clover Yield Trial - Excel

Alfalfa Variety Comparison-- interactive website of multi-location results

Forage Variety Trials in Other States


Forage Quality and Disease Information from Wisconsin and Minnesota

 

2006 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

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Orchardgrass Variety Trial - Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 4-15-2003

   Total Relative Yield
2003-2006

Harvest
Maturity

Variety Marketer 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003-06
    -------------- Tons Dry Matter/Acre -------------   5/22/06
ORCA*Pickseed West Inc.6.795.977.123.0323.001113.2
IconSeed Rsch Oregon6.666.047.102.9723.001104.6
MegabiteTurf Seed6.446.076.892.8922.001085.1
CIS-OG-4Cebeco Int'l6.295.846.933.0522.001074.0
EliseTurf Seed6.325.596.773.0822.001063.3
ECF 30*Radix Rsch Inc.6.405.646.653.0022.001055.2
PennalatePublic6.625.576.642.7622.001053.6
Command*Seed Rsch Oregon5.855.866.802.9521.001043.9
Harvestar*Radix Rsch Inc.5.865.476.783.2121.001034.1
LG-31DLF - Jenks5.565.026.222.6319.00941.5
AthesDLF - Jenks5.124.986.053.0119.00931.5
PotomacPublic4.844.705.362.8118.00865.0
AbertopPennington Seed4.323.184.092.2314.00674.0
Mean5.935.386.422.8921.00--3.8
LSD (0.05)0.550.410.52ns1.00--2.4
CV %6.505.305.6710.095.00--43.9
* Variety tested with experimental seed that may not give performance identical to commercial seed.
aMaturity scale: 2 =early boot, 3 =initial head emergence, 4 =complete head emergence, 5 = head fully extended (elongated peduncle), 6 = pre-pollination.
Establishment: Seeded with a Hege 3-point hitch drill with presswheels at 10 lb/a.
Soil type and analysis: Crosby silt loam, pH=6.8, P=230 lbs/a, K=196 lbs/a, CEC=18.2, O.M.=2.6, (10/05).
2006 Fertilization: Applied 34-0-0 on 2- April at 200 lb/acre, and 147 lb/acre on 7- June, 22- July.

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