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Ohio Crop Performance Trials

Weather data summary for the 2017-growing season

Alfalfa Trials

Performance summary - Standard trials (insecticide applied)

Alfalfa Variety Trial - South Charleston, Ohio - 2014 Seeding

Alfalfa Variety Trial - North Baltimore, Ohio - 2014 Seeding

Alfalfa Variety Trial - Wooster, Ohio - 2016 Seeding

Alfalfa Variety Trial - South Charleston, Ohio - 2017 Seeding

Annual Grass Trials

Orchardgrass Variety Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2014 Spring Seeding

Tall Fescue Variety Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2014 Spring Seeding

Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2016 Fall Seeding

Cover Crop Evaluation Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2016

Address of Marketers

Download files of yield data for 2017:

All Yield Trials - PDF for Printing

Alfalfa Yield Trials - Excel

Grass Yield Trials - Excel

Forage Variety Trials in Other States

Forage Quality and Disease Information from Wisconsin and Minnesota

2017 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

Table 1:
Weather 2017
      Wooster             S. Charleston          N. Baltimore
Month Total DFA* Total DFA* Total DFA*
--------------------------------------Precipitation (inches of rainfall)--------------------------------------------
total DFA total DFA total DFA
Apr 3.11 0.19 3.39 -0.61 2.79 -0.51
May 5.01 1.11 5.52 0.92 5.23 1.83
June 3.75 -0.15 4.30 0.10 5.12 1.52
July 4.40 0.30 7.44 3.34 5.91 2.11
Aug 1.16 -2.44 2.62 -0.88 4.36 1.36
Sept 1.18 -1.92 1.75 -1.25 1.86 -0.84
Oct 2.84 0.54 3.40 1.10 2.75 0.45
Total 21.45 -2.37 28.42 2.72 28.02 5.92
            --------------------------------------Average Daily Temperature (°F)-------------------------------------------
Apr 55.4 7.3 51.0 5.9 48.9 6.1
May 58.5 0.0 61.0 0.3 59.2 -0.6
June 69.0 1.4 70.3 0.0 71.0 1.5
July 71.9 0.4 72.8 -1.0 72.7 -0.1
Aug 68.3 -1.6 69.0 -3.0 68.1 -2.4
Sept 64.1 0.7 64.9 -0.3 65.5 1.5
Oct 55.9 3.7 56.6 2.7 57.3 4.8
*DFA = departure from long-term average