Extension/Research Information

2004 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

Ohio State University Extension
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
The Ohio State University

Horticulture and Crop Science
Series 195
October 2004

Authors:
J.S. McCormick, Research Associate, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
R.M. Sulc,
Extension Forage Agronomist, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
L.H. Rhodes, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology
D.J. Barker, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

Contributors:
Clarence Renk, Manager, Western Branch, OARDC
Joe Davlin, Assistant Manager, Western Branch, OARDC
Eugene Balthaser, Manager, Jackson Branch, OARDC
Matt Davis, Manager, Northwestern Branch, OARDC
Lynn Ault,
Manager, Schaffter Farm, Wooster, OARDC


Summary

     This report is a summary of performance data collected from forage variety trials in Ohio. The 2004 report includes performance data of commercial alfalfa varieties in tests planted in 2001 to 2004 across three sites (Tables 4 to 8); evaluation of potato leafhopper resistance in alfalfa test planted in 2004 at one location (Table 9); a red clover trial planted in 2000 (Table 10) and three grass variety trials planted in 2001, 2003 and 2004 (Table11, 12 and 13).

Table of Contents:

  1. Interpreting Yield Data
  2. Alfalfa

  3. Red Clover
  4. Perennial Grasses
  5. Address of Marketers
  6. Download Excel files of all yield data for 2004
  7. Alfalfa Variety Comparison-- interactive website of multi-location results: (http://www1.uwex.edu/ces/ag/alfalfa/)
  8. Forage Variety Trials in Other States: (http://www.naaic.org/Resources/yields.html)


Inclusion of entries in Ohio Alfalfa Performance Trials does not constitute an endorsement of a particular entry by The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, or Ohio State University Extension. Where trade names appear, no discrimination is intended, and no endorsement is implied by The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, or Ohio State University Extension.


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