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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 4:
Alfalfa Variety Trial
Ohio, North Baltimore, Sown 8-27-2015
Total
Variety 23-May 20-Jul 1-Sep 2017** 2016 % Stand
Released Cultivars:  ----------------------- Tons Dry Matter/Acre ---------------------- 9/25/2017
55Q27 2.80 3.08 1.94 7.82 5.56 83
55VR06 2.56 3.18 1.60 7.33 4.83 93
BlueJay HR 2.86 2.80 1.15 6.82 4.87 92
Caliber 2.86 2.99 1.66 7.51 4.42 95
Contender 2.70 2.95 1.62 7.27 4.76 90
Fierce 2.84 3.18 1.77 7.80 5.05 92
FSG 426 2.72 2.93 1.76 7.41 5.29 93
Mallard 5 2.84 3.38 2.02 8.23 4.80 95
Persist lll 3.13 3.17 2.19 8.49 5.57 80
Pluss lll 2.62 3.21 1.49 7.32 5.24 93
Red Falcon 2.91 2.95 2.02 7.88 4.38 83
Roadrunner 2.85 2.99 1.51 7.35 5.10 93
SW 5113 2.73 3.13 1.50 7.35 5.45 92
SW 5213 2.79 3.31 2.03 8.13 5.82 95
SW 5512 Y 2.84 3.21 1.86 7.90 5.31 93
SW 5909 2.72 2.09 1.68 6.49 4.60 93
Vernal 2.99 2.95 1.38 7.32 5.31 75
Mean 2.81 3.03 1.72 7.55 5.08 90
LSD P=.05 0.23 0.71 0.74 1.25 0.87 15
Prob(F) 0.01 0.24 ns 0.36 ns 0.23 ns 0.05 0.26 ns
CV % 4.9 14.2 25.8 10.0 12.1 10
** Note only three harvest were taken at North Baltimore in 2017 due to weather .
** Trial was fall seeded after spring planting failed **
ns = no significant differences among varieties.
Establishment: Seeded with a Hege 3-point hitch drill with presswheels at 16 lb/a.  
Plot size: 4' x 20' , 15'alleys and borders, RCBD with four reps.
Soil type / analysis: Holtville silt loam, pH=6.5, P=88 lbs/a, K=286 lbs/a, CEC=17, O.M.=2.8, (11/16).
2017 Pest control: Insecticide was applied on 30-May, 8-June, 8-August for potato leafhopper control. 
2017 Fertility:   300 #/A of10-26-26 was applied on 10/31/16.