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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 8:
Tall Fescue Variety Trial
Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 5-20-2014
Total
Variety Marketers 23-May 26-Jun 17-Aug 13-Oct 2017 2016 2015 2014 2014-17
 ---------------------------------------------- Tons Dry Matter/ Acre --------------------------------------------
Barelite Barenbrug USA 1.82 0.75 1.22 1.04 4.83 5.17 7.43 1.48 18.91
Brava Allied Seed 1.96 0.70 1.43 1.09 5.19 6.23 7.80 2.10 21.32
Brutus Saddle Butte Ag 1.99 0.75 1.48 1.15 5.36 5.07 7.97 1.63 20.03
KY 31 - Public 1.94 0.72 1.44 0.88 4.97 5.39 7.98 1.86 20.20
KY 31+ Public 2.21 0.76 1.42 0.82 5.22 5.87 7.84 1.61 20.53
FSG  0402TF* Allied Seed 2.11 1.06 1.51 1.07 5.76 5.55 7.59 1.94 20.84
TF 0705SL* Allied Seed 2.05 0.78 1.53 0.88 5.24 5.67 7.55 2.21 20.67
Mean 2.01 0.79 1.43 0.99 5.22 5.56 7.74 1.83 20.35
LSD P=.05 0.45 0.37 0.18 0.20 0.69 0.72 0.77 0.48 1.74
Prob(F) 0.66 ns 0.49 ns 0.04 0.02 0.20 ns 0.04 0.66 ns 0.04 0.18 ns
CV %   15.2 31.8 8.4 13.7 8.9 8.7 6.7 17.7 5.8
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed. 
** Note ** Stand for all varieties is 100 %.
Establishment: Seeded with a Hege 3-point hitch drill with presswheels at 20 lb/a.  
Plot size: 4' x 15' , 15'alleys and borders, RCBD with four reps.
Soil type / analysis: Kokomo silt loam, pH=6.7, P=48 lbs/a, K= 184 lbs/a, CEC=19.2, O.M.=2.9, (10/16).
2017 Fertility Applied 100 lb/a of 46-0-0 on 23-March, 24-May, 27-June, 22-August.
Applied 500 #/a of 0-0-60 and 200 #/a of 18-46-0 on 11/21/16.