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Ohio Crop Performance Trials

Weather data summary for the 2015-growing season

Alfalfa Trials

Performance summary - Standard trials (insecticide applied)

South Charleston, Ohio - 2011 Seeding

North Baltimore, Ohio - 2012 Seeding

Wooster, Ohio - 2013 Seeding

South Charleston, Ohio - 2014 Seeding

Clover Trials

Red Clover - South Charleston, Ohio - 2013 Seeding

White Clover - South Charleston, Ohio - 2013 Seeding

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 - 2013 Fall Seeding

Address of Marketers

Download files of yield data for 2015:

All Yield Trials - PDF for Printing

Alfalfa Yield Trials - Excel

Clover Yield Trials - Excel

Grass Yield Trials - Excel

Forage Variety Trials in Other States

Forage Quality and Disease Information from Wisconsin and Minnesota

2015 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

Table 11:
Annual Ryegrass Variety Trial
Ohio, South Charleston, Sown 9-8-2014
Total 
Variety Marketer 8-May 3-Jun 2-Jul 2015 Winter Injury*
 -------Tons Dry Matter/Acre --------- 3/27/2015
Fria Farm Science Genetics 1.72 1.18 0.57 3.46 0.6
Centurion Mountain View Seeds 1.78 1.22 0.43 3.42 1.0
Marshall Wax Seed 1.56 1.09 0.59 3.24 1.2
Winterhawk Oregon Seeds 1.76 1.07 0.34 3.17 1.2
SBA 112* Saddle Butte Ag 1.40 1.03 0.59 3.01 1.1
Meroa Smith Seed Service 1.14 0.93 0.88 2.96 1.3
KB Supreme KB Seed Solutions 1.26 1.20 0.48 2.94 1.0
AMP Hood River Seed 1.28 1.08 0.51 2.87 1.2
FIPE* Univ. Flordia 1.44 0.97 0.36 2.77 1.0
B-14-1191* Blue Moon Farms 1.32 0.95 0.47 2.73 1.3
B-14.1192* Blue Moon Farms 1.51 0.86 0.34 2.71 0.7
Ko Winearly Smith Seed Service 1.60 0.83 0.19 2.62 0.9
ED Smith Seed Service 1.25 1.01 0.31 2.57 2.2
GO-FLN2 Merrit Seed 1.27 0.85 0.43 2.55 1.8
RAD*MAR12* Radix Research 1.02 0.90 0.51 2.44 2.8
Lonestar Merrit Seed 1.16 0.81 0.41 2.39 2.0
Mach 1 PPG Wrightson Seeds 0.49 1.02 0.84 2.34 3.4
Kospeed Smith Seed Service 1.33 0.85 0.15 2.33 1.0
Dyna-Gain Hood River Seed 1.00 0.94 0.36 2.30 2.5
FI Red 4X* Univ. Flordia 0.98 0.90 0.36 2.23 2.3
Knight PPG Wrightson Seeds 0.18 0.98 1.02 2.18 4.2
Green Farm Smith Seed Service 1.20 0.62 0.33 2.16 1.7
SWIPAR C2* Univ. Auburn 1.00 0.77 0.17 1.94 2.2
AU 14.1194* Univ. Auburn 0.72 0.78 0.40 1.90 3.6
FI4XER* Univ. Flordia 0.93 0.68 0.27 1.88 2.9
KB Royal KB Seed Solutions 0.69 0.78 0.39 1.86 3.1
SWIPAR C7* Univ. Auburn 0.43 0.60 0.26 1.30 3.7
FIER* Univ. Flordia 0.29 0.44 0.21 0.93 3.6
Mean 1.13 0.90 0.43 2.47 2.0
LSD 0.05 0.22 0.22 0.19 0.38 0.60
Prob > F <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
CV %   13.9 17.1 30.3 11.0 21.4
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed. 
*Winter Injury:  1 = no injury to  5= severe injury (dead)
Note:  Maturity on May 8, 2015 was vegetative for all varieties. 
Maturity on June 3, 2015 was complete emergence from boot for all varieties. 
Maturity on July 2, 2015 was pollen shed in all varieties. 
Soil type / analysis: Crosby silt loam, pH=7.5, P=29 lbs/a, K=207 lbs/a, CEC=13.8, O.M.=1.7 (10/13).
2014 Fertilization: Applied 100 lb/a of 46-0-0 on 9-October.
2015 Fertilization: 46-0-0 applied 100 lb/a on 16-April, and 80 lb/a on 9-May and 3-June.