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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 5:
Alfalfa Variety Trial
Ohio, Wooster, Sown 4-23-2013
Total  
Variety 28-May 26-Jun 31-Jul 8-Sep 2015 2014 2013 2013-15 % Stand
Released Cultivars:  -------------------------------Tons Dry Matter/Acre ------------------------------- 9/17/15
Prolific II 2.81 1.93 1.73 0.94 7.37 7.42 4.52 19.31 87
Persist III 2.67 1.83 1.76 0.84 7.07 7.77 4.46 19.30 91
4030 2.92 1.84 1.66 0.93 7.41 7.43 4.23 19.08 90
55V50 2.71 1.94 1.74 0.89 7.30 7.66 3.99 18.95 92
FSG 403 LR 2.80 1.86 1.69 0.97 7.31 7.45 4.08 18.85 91
DBX 304 HY 2.67 1.90 1.76 0.91 7.26 7.31 4.26 18.84 95
DBX 303 L 2.62 1.88 1.90 0.82 7.14 7.53 3.92 18.59 91
BlueJay 2.53 1.78 1.98 0.81 7.05 7.14 3.94 18.12 90
DG 4210 2.56 1.83 1.61 0.92 6.99 7.05 4.07 18.11 91
L 455 HD 2.47 1.74 1.66 0.90 6.85 6.88 3.99 17.73 91
DBX 305 LH 2.47 1.74 1.75 0.72 6.64 7.05 4.02 17.72 84
FSG 424 2.51 1.76 1.75 0.88 6.97 6.94 3.69 17.60 90
FSG 524 2.53 1.68 1.67 0.88 6.77 6.99 3.81 17.57 95
55H94 2.44 1.87 1.73 0.63 6.70 6.89 3.91 17.50 86
Vernal 2.42 1.60 1.53 0.74 6.22 6.47 4.00 16.69 78
Mean 2.61 1.80 1.71 0.86 6.98 7.15 4.05 18.18 89
LSD 0.05 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.08 0.28 0.35 0.29 0.73 5.55
Prob > F <.0001 <.001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
CV % 4.5 5.7 6.4 6.5 2.8 3.5 5.1 2.8 4.4
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed. 
Data subjected to Nearest Neighbor AOV, adjusted means reported.
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.
Soil type / analysis: Riddles silt loam, pH = 6.9, P =68 lb/a, K = 234 lb/a, CEC = 9.5 (10/14). 
2015 Fertility: Applied 833 lb/a 0-18-36 after first harvest.
2015 Pest control: Insecticide was applied 11-June, 10-July and 14-August for potato leafhopper control.