Name: John Deere 3430 12' haybine

2001-08-20 Harvest Mowed the 3rd cutting of alfalfa in the lysimeter field.

2010-04-01 Harvest Harvested GLBRC Main Site Treatment G9 Old Field. Plots were harvested with a JD 3430 12' haybine. Standing, overwintered, plant material was harvested by first cutting and windrowing with the haybine; windrows were then manually raked into piles which were loaded into a tare-weighed grain truck. The truck was then reweighed to determine the harvestable biomass. This method of harvest was selected to best represent the method farmers would use on overwintered fields (cut, windrow, collect with round-baler) with the substitution of the manual collection for the round-baler due to our small plot size and the lack of sufficient biomass to permit the round-baler use. For replications G3, G4 and G5, biomass was separately collected and weighed from the fertilized microplots.

2006-06-08 Harvest Mowed alfalfa in LTER T6 plots. The Dairy chopped the alfalfa on June 9, 2006.

2006-07-14 Harvest Mowed the alfalfa in T6 plots. July 17, 2006 the alfalfa in T6 plots were raked, baled and removed from the field.

2006-08-15 Harvest Mowed the alfalfa in T6 plots on August 15, 2006. August 18, 2006 the alfalfa in T6 plots were raked, baled and removed from the field.

2007-06-05 Harvest Mowed alfalfa in LTER T6 plots. Gale cut reps 1 and 2. Greg cut reps 3, 4, 5, and 6.

2007-08-27 Harvest Mowed T6 plots, all reps, reps: 6, 5, 3, 4, 2, and 1.

2001-07-09 Harvest Mowed the alfalfa in the lysimeter field. July 9, 2001 mowed the alfalfa; July 12, 2001 raked alfalfa; July 12, 2001 baled alfalfa from lysimeter field.

2001-08-21 Harvest Mowed all replications of treatment 6, reps: 1, 2, 4, 6, 3, and 5. The alfalfa was to small to harvest but I did not want the weeds to goto weed seeds and the alfalfa was blooming. I think we chopped third cutting T6 alfalfa back onto the plots. i.e. look at ag-log for August 24, 2001 we chopped the lysimeter field alfalfa back onto the rain because of the rain on 8/22/01 so I am sure that we chopped T6 plots back onto the ground. Not sure who raked the alfalfa in the lysimeter field. Because of 2.25 inches of rain we recieved on 8/22/01 we chopped the alfalfa back onto the ground. Mick chopped the alfalfa back on the ground.

2007-07-16 Harvest Mowed T6 plots, all reps.

2000-07-14 Harvest Mowed T6 plots, all reps; John S. mowed the T6 plots; Not sure if the plots were raked? Not sure what date the plots were baled?

2004-07-09 Harvest Mowed T6 plots in the LTER. Look below for specific dates for harvest activities. July 8, 2004 mowed T6 reps: 2, 1, and 3; July 9, 2004 mowed T6 reps: 4, 5, and 6. Finished mowing the plots by 12:20 p.m. July 11, 2004 raked alfalfa in T6, all reps, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. July 11, 2004 Jim tried to bale the alfalfa from T6 plots however the alfalfa was not dry enough to bale. July 12, 2004 tedded the alfalfa in T6 plots. Joe S. tedded the alfalfa in T6 reps 1 and 2. Gale Kellam tedded T6 reps: 3, 4, 5, and 6. Tedded alfalfa with the JD 5400 tractor and tedder. July 12, 2004 Scott K. raked all the alfalfa in the T6 plots. Scott raked with the Dairy's small loader tractor and double rakes. July 12, 2004 Jim B tried to bale but the alfalfa was to wet to keep baling. Jim baled with the JD 2155 tractor and NH baler. July 13, 2004 Matt P. raked T6 reps 6 and 5 with the Dairy's single rake. Jim B. raked T6 reps 3, 4, 2, and 1 with the JD 6400 tractor and double rakes. July13, 2004 Jim B. baled all reps of T6 with the NH small square baler. July 13, 2004 Matt P. picked up all the square bales.

2004-08-21 Harvest August 21, 2004 mowed all reps of T6 plots, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. August 23, 2004 tedded all the T6 plots, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. August 25, 2004 raked alfalfa in five of the six reps of T6 plots, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. We did not rake rep 6 because we wanted to see what things looked like if we did nt rake things and recieved rain. The alfalfa in T6 plots was to wet to bale this afternoon and we were expecting rain tonight so we wanted to see if keeping the alfalfa all spread out (tedded) helps/or not to dry faster after a rain. August 27, 2004 raked alfalfa in all reps of T6 plots. August 31, 2004 Bob A. raked alfalfa in all reps of T6 plots. August 31, 2004 because of the rain we received this past week the alfalfa was no good so Mick chopped all the alfalfa back onto the T6 plots. We did not weigh the alfalfa from the T6 plots we just wanted the alfalfa off the plots. We did not want to add the organic matter back onto the plots so we chopped the alfalfa and removed the alfalfa from the plots.

2000-06-01 Harvest Cut Alfalfa in the Lysimeter area. June 1, 2000: mowed alfalfa in the lysimeter field. June 2, 2000: raked and chopped alfalfa in the lysimeter field. Not sure who complete this work or what equipment was used. Either Joe S. or John S. mowed the alfalfa in the lysimeter field. Joe S. or John S. most likely raked the alfafla; The KBS dairy chopped the alfalfa out of the lysimeter field.

2000-07-20 Harvest Mowed T6 plots, all reps; Please see notes below for specific dates for field activities. July 20, 2000 John S. mowed the lysimeter field; July 24, 2000 John S. raked the lysimeter field (most likely the JD 5400 tractor and NH rake); July 25, 2000 round baled the lysimeter field (I am sure the dairy would have help bale this field).

2000-08-25 Harvest Mowed T6 plots, all reps; See notes below for specific dates plots were harvested; John S. mowed the T6 plots; August 24, 2000 John S. mowed T6 reps: 1, 2, and 4; August 25, 2000 John S. mowed T6 reps: 3 and 5; August 28, 2000 John S. mowed T6 rep: 6; Not sure if the plots were raked? Not sure what date the plots were baled?

2000-09-05 Harvest Mowed lysimeter field; See notes below for specific dates plots were harvested; Not sure if the plots were raked? Not sure what date the plots were baled?

2018-06-25 Harvest Windrowed cover crop with JD 3430 in GLBRC trap crop, G3, G4, three plots in rep 6 and part of plots near 40th st.

2018-08-22 Harvest August 22, 2018: Harvested (mowed/windrowed) cover crop (sorghum / sudangrass) in G3 and G4 today. Also harvested the GLBRC bait crop area today: the area behind the Tappen House (brown house), the middle 30' of the bait crop area on the east and south sides, and the north 30' of the area on the north side. The north half of the front plots along 40th st. (next to the Bergner House), and 3 plots in rep 6 area (the 4, 5, and 6 plots from the west end of reps 6 area). Equipment used: John Deere 3430 mower/conditioner. August 23, 2018: Round baled and plastic wrapped sorghum sudan cover crop in G3, G4, Bait Crop, 3 plots in Rep 6 and 40th St. Plots in GLBRC. August 24, 2018: Picked-up bales from the field.

2021-06-22 Harvest Mow intermediate wheat grass. It was round baled and wrapped for haylage 6/23 yielding nine bales.

2021-09-08 Harvest Mow sudex.

2021-09-10 Harvest Mow sudex, cover crops, or intermediate wheat grass hay for haylage.