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Ohio Crop Performance Trials

Weather data summary for the 2019-growing season

Alfalfa Trials

Performance summary - Standard trials (insecticide applied)

Alfalfa Variety Trial - South Charleston, Ohio - 2017 Seeding

Alfalfa Variety Trial - South Charleston, Ohio - 2018 Seeding

Annual Ryegrass Trial

Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2018 Seeding

Cover Crops Trial

Cover Crop Evaluation Trial - South Charleston, OH - 2018 Seeding

Address of Marketers

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Alfalfa and Annual Ryegrass Yield Trials - Excel

Forage Variety Trials in Other States

2019 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

Alfalfa Variety Trial
Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 5-01-2018
Total
Variety 28-May 26-Jun 29-Jul 5-Sep 2019 9/12/2019
 ------------------------------------ Tons Dry Matter/Acre ----------------------------------- % Stand
Finch 1.98 1.25 1.49 0.70 5.42 87
Skylark 2.01 1.12 1.30 0.55 4.99 88
SW 1509 2.62 1.29 1.42 0.64 5.97 90
SW 1517 2.73 1.36 1.53 0.71 6.34 90
Swift 2.26 1.16 1.37 0.73 5.51 87
Vernal 2.47 1.10 1.29 0.59 5.44 60
Mean 2.23 1.19 1.40 0.63 5.44 84
LSD P=.05 0.55 0.21 0.28 0.13 0.84 16.70
Prob(F) 0.042 0.0441 0.3553 0.0454 0.0276 0.0201
CV % 14.5 10.1 11.7 11.7 9.0 11.6
Notes:
No harvests were taken in 2018 due to infestation of Venice Mallow that could not be controlled with herbicide.
After seeding in good soil conditions, the weather turned dry for two weeks.  Resulting in reduced stand due to seed 
germination prior to the dry period.
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.
2019 Pest control: Insecticide was applied on 11-June, 10-July, 12-August for potato leafhopper control.