GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

Agronomic Field Log and Activity Reports — GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment

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Log of the agronomic activities on the GLBRC sites. See here for an interactive version

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Experiment dataset. Baseline and general data for the GLBRC Experiments.

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Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Data available from: October 2007 to November 2019
Dataset: GLBRC083
Datatable ID: GLBRC083-001.78
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Last Updated 2020-07-10
Variate Description Units
obs date Date of the Observation
site site
comment The observation or operation that was perfomed

Data Excerpt

obs_date site comment
2022-11-10 KBS Ethan Rocklin mowed corn stover in G1 main plots: Reps 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Corn stover was mowed into windrows so that they could be bailed. The 6 rows (15 ft) in the west micro-plots of each rep were not mowed. Equipment Used: JD 7420a tractor and Loftness 15 ft Draper Windrower Shredder. Joe Simmons bailed corn stover with Krone 1270 square baler. Equipment Used: JD 7520 tractor with Krone 1270 square baler. Equipment Used: JD 5410 tractor (with loader) was used to move/load bales. Equipment Used: Dodge truck and gooseneck trailer were used to move and weigh bales. Portable scale was put on the rear of gooseneck and bales were place on scale to obtain weight. Bales were taken to KBS Dairy Center to be used for bedding for the cows.
2022-11-09 KBS Harvested corn in the GLBRC treatment G1 and bait crop corn in plots 604 and 605, and bait crop around the perimeter woods. Entire plot weight was determined by unloading corn from the combine to a Brent Weigh Wagon, by Unverferth Co. Number of corn rows harvested from each plot were counted and recorded to determine total area harvested. Each plot had 24 rows of corn harvested has the main plot harvest data. Six rows on each side of each plot were harvested with the Kincaid plot combine and was NOT included in the total plot weight (these six rows are recorded as micro-plot yield data). Moisture and test weights were determined using grain analysis moisture tester. Moisture and test weights were determined using a Dicky-john GAC2100b grain analysis moisture tester.
2022-11-03 KBS Chisel Plowed 30 X 120 feet area for IIyas's research project. Kevin Kahmark will be working on this research project with IIyas. Chisel plowed the area on Thursday November 3, 2022. Soil finished the area on Friday November 4, 2022. The area chiseled plowed and soil finished was on the north strip of the bait crop between the G2R3 and G4R3 plots. The 'north' bait crop area is 60 ft wide and the area tilled took place in the south 30 ft of the 60 ft wide north bait crop area between the G2R3 and G4R3 plots.
2022-10-25 KBS Harvested GLBRC BCSE G2, and G6 micro-plots (fertilized and non-fertilized plots). Harvested with JD 6140 tractor using the 7.5 ft wide Kemper head and custom biomass weighing system. The middle 7.5' of each micro-plot were harvested. Plot weights were obtained from the on-board Mettler Toledo scale. Cutting height of plant stubble was 4-6 inches. Grab samples from each rep was placed in burlap bags, weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and will be reweighed to determine percent moisture for each treatment and replication.
2022-10-24 KBS Harvested GLBRC BCSE G4, G5, G7, G9, and G10 micro-plots (fertilized and non-fertilized plots). Harvested with JD 6140 tractor using the 7.5 ft wide Kemper head and custom biomass weighing system. The middle 7.5' of each micro-plot were harvested. Plot weights were obtained from the on-board Mettler Toledo scale. Cutting height of plant stubble was 4-6 inches. Grab samples from each rep was placed in burlap bags, weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and will be reweighed to determine percent moisture for each treatment and replication.
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