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Weather data summary for the 2009-growing season

Alfalfa Trials

Performance summary – Standard trials (insecticide applied)

Wooster, Ohio – 2006 Seeding

Wooster, Ohio – 2007 Seeding

South Charleston, Ohio – 2008 Seeding

North Baltimore, Ohio – 2009 Seeding

Potato Leafhopper Resistant Trials

South Charleston, Ohio – 2008 Seeding

Perennial Grass Trials

Orchardgrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2006 Seeding

Tall Fescue Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2008 Seeding

Annual Grass Trials

Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2008 Fall Seeding

Teff Variety Trial – South Charleston, Ohio – 2009 Seeding

Address of Marketers

Download files of yield data for 2009:

All Yield Trials - PDF for Printing

Alfalfa Yield Trials - Excel

Perennial Grass Yield Trial - Excel

Annual Grass Yield Trial - Excel

Alfalfa Variety Comparison-- interactive website of multi-location results

Forage Variety Trials in Other States


Forage Quality and Disease Information from Wisconsin and Minnesota

 

2009 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

Table 8:
Orchardgrass Variety Trial
Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 4-13-2006
Total Relative
Variety Marketer 2009 2008 2007 2006 2006-09 Yield
 ------------------ Tons Dry Matter/Acre ------------------ % mean
OG 0204G* Seed Rsch Oregon 2.60 5.11 6.16 3.64 17.60 106
Command Seed Rsch Oregon 3.31 4.57 5.00 4.08 17.41 105
OG 001* Seed Rsch Oregon 2.94 4.69 5.26 3.96 17.05 103
Endurance DLF International 3.52 4.27 4.89 4.32 17.02 103
Persist Smith Seed Srvs. 3.59 4.75 5.11 3.40 16.70 101
RAD-LCF-21* Lewis Seed Co. 3.16 4.37 4.36 4.29 15.99 96
Shiloh II ProSeeds Mkt. 3.17 4.31 4.17 4.47 15.71 95
Potomac Public 2.40 4.37 5.33 3.31 15.38 93
Mean 3.08 4.55 5.03 3.94 16.61 --
LSD 0.05 0.50 ns 0.88 0.77 1.47 --
CV %   11.0 9.3 11.9 13.3 6.0 --
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed. 
ns = no significant difference among varieties
** NOTE **  variety AGRDG 101 did not survive the 2006 winter.
** NOTE** there were only 3 harvest in 2008 due to the drought. 
Establishment: Seeded with a Hege 3-point hitch drill with presswheels at 10 lb/a.
Plot size: 4' x 20' , 15'alleys and borders, RCBD with four reps.
Soil type/analysis: Crosby silt loam, pH=6.1, P=98 lbs/a, K=394lbs/a, CEC=19.4, O.M.=3.1,(10/07).
2009 Fertilization: Applied 200 lb/a of 34-0-0 18-March, 150 lb/a on 28-May, 17-July and 4-September.