GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

Agronomic Field Log and Activity Reports

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: April 2008 to May 2015
Dataset: GLBRC083
Datatable ID: GLBRC083-001.41
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Last Updated 2017-10-24
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
2018-12-13 KBS Harvested Corn Stover in the GLBRC, treatment: G1, all replications. Equipment used: JD 7420a tractor and Loftness 15' Draper Windrower Shredder (to windrow the corn stover). Harvested - Eastern 75 feet (30 rows) of each plot. The remaining 15' (6 rows) area unharvested is the stover non-removal microplot, located on the western 15' of each plot. Stover weights were determined by placing the round bales of stover on a Rice Lake Rough Deck Floor Scale System (model # 67704)(5,000 lbs capacity) with a RWL 390 DC Indicator. Floor scale was placed on the back of the Dodge truck (with flat bed) (MSU #1653). Truck was driven to each plot and bales were placed on the scales with the JD 7420b tractor with front loader and bale hugger. Bales were weighed and removed from the plots on December 13, 2018. Weight of each round bale was recorded. Grab samples from each rep was placed in paper bags weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and reweighed to determine percent moisture for each replication. Estimated harvest time was from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (this estimate is just harvest time it does not include equipment set up and equipment clean up time).
2018-12-11 KBS Harvested G2 Sorghum main plots all replications 3, 2, 1, 4, 5. On November 20, 2018 815 lbs from treatment G2 rep 4, 840 lbs from treatment G2 rep 5 of sorghum was harvested. This small strip was harvested to get feed stock sample and to get a head start on drying all the material. Due to severe lodging plots had to be harvested from West to East all one way. Plots chopped into Gnuse forage wagon equipped with load cells.
2018-11-08 KBS Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G6, miscanthus plots, all reps (1, 2, 4, 5, 3). Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 Kemper cutting head. Plant material was chopped into and weighed with GNUSE forage wagon equipped with load cells. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 4 - 6 inches in all reps. Grab samples from each rep was placed in paper bags weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and reweighed to determine percent moisture for each replication.
2018-11-07 KBS Harvested GLBRC G2 Micro Plots (fertilizer and no fertilizer plots) all replications. Unfertilized plots were cut to 83.2 ft as shown on map. Harvested with JD 7330 tractor using the 7.6 ft wide Kemper head and Wintersteiger biomass harvester weighing system. The middle 7.6' of each micro-plot was harvested. Plot weights were obtained from the on-board Mirus computer weighing system, by Juniper Systems. Cutting height of plant stubble was 4 - 6 inches. Grab samples from each rep was placed in paper bags weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and reweighed to determine percent moisture for each treatment and replication.
2018-11-07 KBS Harvested GLBRC G6 Micro Plots (fertilizer and no fertilizer plots) all replications. Harvested with JD 7330 tractor using the 7.6 ft wide Kemper head and Wintersteiger biomass harvester weighing system. The middle 7.6' of each micro-plot was harvested. Plot weights were obtained from the on-board Mirus computer weighing system, by Juniper Systems. Cutting height of plant stubble was 4 - 6 inches. Grab samples from each rep was placed in paper bags weighed for wet weight and placed in plant dryer and reweighed to determine percent moisture for each treatment and replication.
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