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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 5:
Alfalfa Variety Trial
Ohio, Wooster, Sown 4-25-2016
Total
Variety 24-May 26-Jun 31-Jul 6-Sep 2017 2016 2016-17
Released Cultivars:  ------------------------ Tons Dry Matter/Acre --------------------
55Q27 3.06 1.66 1.97 1.16 7.85 1.98 9.82
55VR08 3.05 1.71 2.11 1.08 7.95 1.89 9.84
GA-497 HD 3.11 1.78 1.99 1.10 7.97 1.74 9.71
KF 406 A2 2.90 1.64 2.01 1.11 7.65 1.84 9.48
KF 425 HD 2.95 1.73 2.06 1.04 7.79 2.08 9.87
Lightning Bolt 3.15 1.71 2.11 1.12 8.07 1.76 9.83
Persist III 3.11 1.62 2.04 1.13 7.89 1.89 9.78
Pluss III 3.03 1.83 2.09 1.14 8.09 1.86 9.94
Rebound 6XT 3.06 1.67 2.02 1.06 7.81 1.81 9.62
SW4107 2.93 1.76 1.96 1.06 7.70 1.72 9.42
SW4113 3.08 1.61 1.88 1.01 7.57 1.88 9.45
SW5210 2.98 1.80 2.15 1.16 8.08 1.93 10.01
SW5213 3.18 1.82 2.15 1.20 8.35 2.03 10.38
Vernal 3.08 1.68 1.93 1.10 7.79 1.99 9.78
WL 365 HQ 3.16 1.80 2.10 1.22 8.26 1.94 10.20
Mean 3.06 1.71 2.04 1.11 7.92 1.89 9.81
LSD P=.05 0.41 0.20 0.19 0.13 0.59 0.30 0.75
Prob(F) 0.95 ns 0.42 ns 0.29 ns 0.26 ns 0.45 ns 0.61 ns 0.58 ns
CV % 9.4 8.3 6.8 8.4 5.2 11.3 5.4
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: Riddles silt loam, pH = 6.6, P = 90 lb/a, K = 200 lb/a, CEC = 7.2 (11/16). 
2017 Fertility: Applied 200 #/A of 0-46-0 and 500#/A of 0-0-60 on 7/3/2017
2017 Pest control: Insecticide was applied 12- May for weevil control, 6-June, 18-July and 
21-August  for potato leafhopper control.