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.

Note

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
2017-12-13 KBS Placed around 370 yards of gravel on the 'lane' or 'road' that goes from the KBS FSC farm to the GLBRC intensive site. Started on Wednesday December 13, 2017 and finished Thursday December 14, 2017. Purpose for more gravel: To help stabilize the road after rain or any moisture. Road would become sticky and muddy after rainfall or moisture. Gravel was added to help equipment, trucks, and other equipment have better access to the GLBRC plots. Having the new road will allow staff to stay off 40th St. (busy road for farm and lab equipment). Source of gravel: Carpenter Gravel, Inc. Delton, MI (269) 721-9989 Type of gravel: 22A stabilized road gravel. Carpenter Gravel delivered the gravel in 10 yards trucks (two of them), they spread the gravel out as best as they could coming out of the tailgate of the trucks. We moved/leveled the gravel around with the loader on the JD 7420b tractor.
2017-11-27 KBS Harvested Corn Stover in the GLBRC, treatment: G1, G2, G4 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, except for G2R1 and G3R1 the western 75 feet (30 rows) were harvested. 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 spears. Bales were weighed and removed from the plots on November 27, 2017. 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. - 5:30 p.m. (this estimate is just harvest time it does not include equipment set up and equipment clean up time).
2017-11-11 KBS Harvested GLBRC G6 Micro Plots (fertilizer and no fertilizer plots) all replications (5, 3, 2, 4, 1). 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.
2017-11-11 KBS Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G6, miscanthus plots, all reps (1, 4, 2, 5, and 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.
2017-11-10 KBS Harvested soybeans in the GLBRC G3, all reps (1, 2, 3, 5, and 4) on November 10, 2017 (yes, November 10th we had so much rain in October we could not harvest them before November). Entire plot weight was determined by unloading soybeans from the combine to a Brent Weigh Wagon, by Unverferth Co. Number of soybean rows harvested from each plot were counted and recorded to determine total area harvested. Each plot had 51 rows of soybeans harvested as the main plot harvest data. Eleven rows on each side (micro-plot area) of each plot were harvested with the Kincaid plot combine and was not included in the total plot weight. Moisture and test weights were determined using a portable Dicky-john GAC500 XT grain analysis moisture tester. Soybeans harvested in G3 were (Pioneer P22T69R). Estimated harvest time was from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (this estimate is just harvest time it does not include equipment set up and equipment clean up time). Harvested soybeans in the bait crop around the GLBRC site, 'rep 6' plots (2 west plots), and north half of the ('old' Productivity study area). Amount of soybeans harvested in the bait crop area: The two 'rep 6' plots were 1040 lbs at 16.1% moisture and 55.0 lbs/bu (test weight). Amount of soybeans harvested in the bait crop area: The soybean bait crop around the GLBRC main plots, which consisted of one strip on beans (south strip) on the north side of the field and two strips on the east and south strips (both east and south strips of beans in the two outer strips i.e. of the three bait strips on the east side we had soybeans in the west and east strips of the three strips of beans. On the south side of the three bait strips we had soybeans in the north and south strips of beans). Also we had beans in the north half of the 'old' Productivity study area. Total amount harvested in the five strips of beans and 'old' productivity study was 8140 lbs at 16.1 % moisture and 52.9 lbs/bu (test weight). Estimated harvest time to harvest the bait crop was from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (this estimate is just harvest time it does not include equipment set up and equipment clean up time).
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