2015 Ohio Wheat Performance Test Available Online

A pdf of the 2015 Ohio Wheat Performance Test can be found at the Soybean and Small Grain website at: http://stepupsoy.osu.edu/node/35.   A sortable version of the Ohio Wheat Performance Test can be found at:http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/regions.asp?year=2015#single.  Test results are for 78 soft red winter wheat varieties grown at five Ohio locations (Wood, Crawford, Wayne, Darke, and Pickaway County).  Variety selection should be based on disease resistance, average yield across test sites and years, winter hardiness, test weight, and standability. 

Overall, grain test weight averaged 56.3 lb/bu (compared to an average test weight of 58.8 lb/bu in 2014).  Grain yield averaged between 77 and 92 bu/acre at the five locations in the test.  Lower than normal test weight and grain yield may be attributed to wet weather in June and July and delayed harvest.

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