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Appendix Table 1. Hay Statistics for Indiana and the United States, 1995 to 1998

 

Acres for harvest, thousands

Yield, tons/acre2

  1995 1996 1997 1998 1995 1996 1997 1998
Indiana
All Hay 720 675 725 725 3.33 3.00 3.22 3.12
Alfalfa Hay 320 375 400 375 4.00 3.40 3.80 3.80
Other Hay 400 300 325 350 2.80 2.50 2.50 2.40
United States
All Hay 59,779 60,599 60,815 59,819 2.59 2.51 2.50 2.54
Alfalfa Hay 24,569 24,256 23,673 23,437 3.46 3.30 3.35 3.52
Other Hay 35,210 36,343 37,142 36,382 1.98 1.96 1.96 1.91

1 December 1998 estimates

2 Does not include yield harvested by grazing or removed as silage.

(Copyright 1998 Purdue Research Foundation)

 

Appendix Table 2. 1995-1998 normal average daily temperature and deviation from normal for the five alfalfa test locations in Indiana.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wanatah                        
1995 -1.6 -0.7 3.4 -4.2 -2.7 2.2 1.5 6.2 -2.3 -0.3 -6.4 -3.7
1996 -0.2 0.1 -4.9 -4.3 -3.4 -0.2 -3.5 -0.1 -1.3 -1.5 -7.4 -0.7
1997 -5.6 1.3 0.4 -8.2 -7.8 -0.8 -1.5 -4.8 -3.4 -2.9 -5.4 1.3
1998 5.4 9.3 0.4 -0.2 5.3 0.2 -1.5 0.2 1.6 -0.9 0.6 15.3

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Columbia City
Normal 23.4 26.5 36.4 49.2 59.8 69.3 72.8 71.0 64.5 52.9 40.2 28.9
1995 4.6 0.5 3.6 -4.2 -3.8 0.7 0.2 5.0 -3.2 0.6 -6.2 -4.9
1996 -0.9 0.1 -4.6 -3.8 -2.9 -0.5 -4.1 0.7 -0.8 4.2 -6.2 0.1
1997 -4.4 4.5 1.6 -5.2 -6.8 -0.3 -0.8 -3.0 -1.5 -0.9 -2.2 3.1
1998 8.6 10.5 2.6 0.8 5.2 -0.3 -1.8 1.0 2.5 1.1 1.8 15.1

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

West Lafayette

Normal

23

26.7

37.1

50.1

60.7

70

73.6

71.4

65.2

53.5

40.5

29

1995

2

1.3

3.9

-2.1

-1.7

2

1.4

6.6

-2.8

0.6

-6.5

-5

1996

-0.4

1.1

-5.4

-3.3

-2.1

-0.5

-3.6

-0.8

-2.8

-0.1

-7.5

0

1997

-4

5.3

3.9

-4.1

-4.7

0

-0.6

-2.4

-0.2

0.5

-2.5

3

1998

9

12.3

1.9

2.9

6.3

3

-0.6

1.6

3.8

2.5

2.5

16

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Butlerville

Normal

29.9

33.9

43.4

55.2

63.8

72.1

75.6

74.3

68.2

56.6

44.4

34.9

1995

-0.9

-6.9

-0.4

-5.2

-3.8

-1.1

-0.6

2.7

-4.5

-1.3

-6.4

-5.9

1996

-2.7

-2

-7.5

-5.9

-0.9

-1.3

-3.2

-0.7

-3.6

-1.8

-7.4

1.1

1997

-4.9

2.1

0.6

-7.2

-6.8

-2.1

-0.6

-4.3

-3.2

-2.6

-4.4

0.1

1998

7.1

6.1

-0.4

-2.2

3.2

-0.1

-1.6

-0.3

0.8

-0.6

-2.4

12.1

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Bedford

Normal

26.6

30.3

41.6

52.4

61.9

70.8

74.6

72.8

66.2

53.9

43.4

31.9

1997

-2.6

5.7

3.4

-4.4

-4.9

-1.8

0.4

-1.8

-0.2

0.1

-3.4

2.1

1998

10.4

9.7

0.4

1.6

5.1

2.2

0.4

2.2

4.8

3.1

1.6

16.1

(Copyright 1998 Purdue Research Foundation)