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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 10:
Cover Crop Trial - Seeded September 16, 2016 at South Charleston, OH
9/30/2016 10/14/2016 10/27/2016 11/10/2016 4/4/2017 4/25/2017 11/10/2016 4/19/2017
Variety Marketers Type stand cover stand cover stand cover stand cover stand cover stand cover Ton DM/A Ton DM/A
BAYOU Saddle Butte Ag Kale 100 28 100 90 100 100 100 100 16 19 63 66 1.19 0.10
FLPE2X* Univ. of Floridia ARG 100 9 100 40 100 79 100 100 100 100 100 100 0.26 1.28
FLRED4X* Univ. of Floridia ARG 100 10 100 40 100 81 100 98 100 100 100 100 0.05 0.86
Impact  Allied Seed Collard 100 33 100 89 100 100 100 100 81 100 100 89 0.58 0.78
LowBoy Smith Seed ARG 96 5 100 23 100 40 100 91 100 100 100 100 ** 0.65
Marshall Wax Seed ARG 98 8 100 28 100 63 100 100 100 100 100 100 0.06 1.39
Master White  Allied Seed Mustard 96 35 100 80 100 99 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 1.10 wk*
SARG-FL* Smith Seed ARG 53 5 59 20 66 43 100 91 94 90 99 99 ** 0.84
SBER-1656 Smith Seed Berseem clover 63 6 75 8 79 13 100 33 69 65 95 94 ** 0.47
Shield Saddle Butte Ag Mustard 100 33 100 89 100 98 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 0.64 wk*
SRAD-1601* Smith Seed Radish 99 43 100 88 100 100 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 0.94 wk*
SRAD-1679* Smith Seed Radish 95 40 100 86 100 100 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 1.40 wk*
SRAD-1698* Smith Seed Radish 95 45 100 89 100 100 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 1.15 wk*
SRAD-1699* Smith Seed Radish 96 38 100 86 100 100 100 100 wk* wk* wk* wk* 0.70 wk*
Villana Smith Seed Hairy Vetch 100 8 100 30 100 63 100 100 100 100 100 100 0.14 1.09
Villata Smith Seed Hairy Vetch 73 9 55 18 63 40 100 91 88 78 98 100 ** 0.63
Mean 91 22 93 56 94 76 100 94 53 53 60 59 1 1
LSD P=.05 16.28 6.84 9.55 6.84 7.76 8.21 -- 3.83 9.41 11.63 8.78 9.8 0.80 0.37
Prob(F) 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 -- 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.0001
CV %     13 23 7 9 6 8 -- 3 8 9 6 7   53   33
* Experimental varieties that may be named at a later date
wk* - winter killed speices
** Insufficient growth to collect with plot harvester.
Soil type / analysis: Crosby silt loam, pH=7.2, P= 100 lbs/a, K= 230 lbs/a, CEC=10.5, O.M.=1.9,(10/16).