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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 2:
Summary of Alfalfa Variety Performance in Ohio
Standard Trials - Insecticide applied (values are yield as a percent of the trial average)
South Charleston North Baltimore Wooster Total Avg all
Variety Marketers 2014-17 2017 2015-17 2016-17 site-yrs site yrs
54QR04 Pioneer 109 1 109
55Q27 Pioneer 106 106 100 8 104
55VR06 Pioneer 107 96 6 103
55VR08 Pioneer 100 2 100
BlueJay HR Blue River Hybrids     93   2 93
Caliber Beck's Hybrids 97 94 6 96
Contender Beck's Hybrids 97 95 6 96
Enduro Elite The Cisco Companies 96 4 96
Fierce Beck's Hybrids 91 102 6 95
FSG 403 LR Farm Science Genetics 108       4 108
FSG 415 BR Farm Science Genetics 1 112
FSG 424 Farm Science Genetics 105 112 4 105
FSG 426 Farm Science Genetics 101 2 101
FSG 524 Farm Science Genetics 95 4 95
GA-497-HD Preferred Alfalfa Genetics       99 2 99
Kingbird Blue River Hybrids 1 78
KF 406 A2 Byron Seeds 78 97 2 97
KF 425 HD Byron Seeds 101 2 101
L-455 HD Legacy Seeds 96 4 96
Lightning Bolt Preferred Seed Company       100 2 100
Mallard 5 Blue River Hybrids 103 2 103
Mariner IV Allied Seed 107 4 107
Persist III Doeblers PA Hybrids 104 111 100 8 105
Pluss III Doeblers PA Hybrids 99 101 4 100
Quail Blue River Hybrids         1 104
Red Falcon Blue River Hybrids 104 97 2 97
Rebound 6XT Croplan Genetics 98 2 98
Roadrunner Blue River Hybrids 99 2 99
Robin Blue River Hybrids 1 93
SW 5113 S & W Seed Co.   93 101   2 101
SW 5213 S & W Seed Co. 110 2 110
SW5512 Y S & W Seed Co. 105 2 105
SW 5909 S & W Seed Co. 88 2 88
VERNAL Public 91 100 100 8 95
WL356 HQ.RR W-L Research  1 99
WL 365 HQ W-L Research    99   104 2 104
Trial Mean 3.49 2.97 5.08 7.92  --  --
No. site years 4 1 2 2  --  --