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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 9:
Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial
Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 9-16-2016
Total
    17-Nov 19-Apr 8-May 31-May 2016-17 5/8/2017   10/27/2016 11/17/2016 4/19/2017
Variety Marketers  ------------------Ton Dm/Acre ----------------------- Maturity Stand Cover Stand Cover Stand Cover
07-WW* Oregon Seed 0.43 1.33 1.02 1.19 3.96 2 100 89 100 100 100 100
Bounty Saddle Butte Ag 0.32 1.40 0.99 1.20 3.91 1 100 75 100 100 100 100
FLPE2X Univ. of Floridia 0.21 1.48 0.64 1.07 3.40 2 100 75 100 100 100 100
FLPED4X Univ. of Floridia 0.36 0.97 1.13 0.93 3.39 3 100 51 100 100 100 100
KO14-SPP* Oregon Seed 0.33 1.14 1.28 1.05 3.79 2 100 68 100 100 100 100
KO14-WEAR* Oregon Seed 0.13 1.30 0.92 1.21 3.56 2 100 70 100 100 100 100
KO14-WLS* Oregon Seed 0.18 1.37 1.01 1.01 3.57 3 100 65 100 100 100 100
KO-14WMA* Oregon Seed 0.12 1.29 1.27 1.11 3.79 1 100 70 100 100 100 100
Marshall Wax Seed 0.15 1.43 1.02 1.17 3.77 2 100 55 100 100 100 100
NuSpirit Oregon Seed 0.39 1.39 0.97 1.13 3.87 2 100 81 100 100 100 100
Ugne Hood River Seed 0.24 0.90 1.78 1.45 4.36 1 100 69 100 100 100 100
Winterhawk Oregon Seed 0.20 1.41 0.97 1.21 3.80 2 100 84 100 100 100 100
Mean 0.25 1.28 1.08 1.14 3.76 1.79 100 71 100 100 100 100
LSD P=.05 0.17 0.37 0.30 0.24 0.58 1 . 19.0 . . . .
Prob(F) 0.01 0.05 0.0001 0.01 0.1 0.01 . 0.01 . . . .
CV %   47 20 20 14 11 35   . 19 . . . .
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed. 
Winter Injury -- There was no winter injury. 
Maturity: 1 = vegitative, 2 = early boot, 3 = initial emergence from boot 
Soil type / analysis: Crosby silt loam, pH=7.2, P=100 lbs/a, K=230lbs/a, CEC=10.5, O.M.=1.9,(10/16).
2016 Fertilization: Appplied 100 lb/a of 46-0-0 on 4 - October.
2017 Fertilization: Applied 100 lb/a of 46-0-0 on 20-April.
Appplied 80 lb/a of 46-0-0 on 9-May.