Name: John Deere 676 Forage head

2010-03-26 Harvest Harvested GLBRC Main Site Treatment G5 Switchgrass. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD676 forage head. Standing, overwintered, plant material was chopped and blown into a tare-weighed grain truck which was then reweighed to determine the harvestable biomass.

2011-11-01 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G5, switchgrass plots, all reps. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage trucks which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 6 inches in reps 1, 2, and 3. Eight inch cutting height in reps 4 and 5. 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.

2011-11-04 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G9, old field plots, all reps, reps: 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage truck which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 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.

2011-11-07 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G10, native prairie, all reps, reps: 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage truck which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 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.

2011-11-07 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G7, grass mix, only reps 2-5 on November 7, 2011, reps: 5, 4, 3, and 2. Rep 1 was not harvested on November 7, 2011 because it started to rain to much to continue harvesting. G7 rep 1 was harvested on November 22, 2011. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage truck which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 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.

2011-11-22 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatment G6, miscanthus plots, all reps. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 Kemper cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage truck which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck and biomass was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 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.

2012-11-17 Harvest Harvested GLBRC main site treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, and G10, Plots harvested on November 17, 2012: G5R1 and G5R4; G6 all reps; G7R1 and G7R4; G9R1, G9R2, and G9R4; G10R1 and G10R4; Plots harvested on November 19, 2012: G5R2, G5R3, and G5R5; G7R2, G7R3, and G7R5; G9R3 and G9R5; G10R2, G10R3, and G10R5. Plots were harvested with a JD 7350 self-propelled forage harvester equipped with a JD 676 cutting head. Plant material was chopped into tare-weighed grain/forage truck which was reweighed to determine harvestable biomass. Weight of the truck was determined by the scales at the KBS Dairy Farm. Cutting height of remaining plant stubble was 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.