Name: John Deere 5400 Tractor

2005-05-25 Soil Preparation Jimmy rotor hoed all replications of treatment 4 on the main site. Rotor hoed with the JD 5400 tractor and JD 15 foot rotor hoe.

2003-10-10 Planting Planted winter wheat, Pioneer 25R37, on the main site treatment 1 replications 1 and 5. Planted with the JD 5400 tractor and JD 450 conventional 10' drill. Planting depth was 1 inch.

2003-10-11 Planting Planted winter wheat, Pioneer 25R37, on the main site treatment 1 replications 4, 3, 6, and 2. Planted with the JD 5400 tractor and JD 450 conventional 10' drill. Planting depth was 1 inch.

2003-04-02 Planting Frost seeded medium red clover in the biodiversity study trt's B5, B8, & B17. Clover was seeded at 15 lbs/A using a Gandy Air Seeder and JD 5400 tractor in B3 1400 RPM = 4 MPH.

2003-07-03 Planting (entry 2) Row cultivated all corn treatments in the biodiversity study. Row cultivation was done with JD 6400 and 6 row Case IH row cultivator. After row cultivation red clover was applied at 15 lbs/A in a 20 inch band on treatments B3, B6, and B15 in the biodiversity study. The clover was applied with the JD 5400 at 4 mph, B3 1500 rpm's, and Gandy Air seeder, gate setting was 1.15.

2003-07-23 Planting Applied crimson clover at 15 lbs/A on treatment B4 of the biodiversity study. The clover was applied at 4 mph using the JD 5400 gear B3 1500 rpm's, and Grandy Air Seeder motor setting at 1.95, the gates were 1/2 open, set in the middle position.

1997-06-11 Soil Preparation Rotary Hoed with JD 5400 and Rotary Hoe. [T4]

2001-08-24 Herbicide Application Sprayed wheat stubble to control annual and perennial weeds. Sprayed for weeds on the main site treatment 1, all replications, reps. 6, 3, 2, 4, 5, and 1. Purpose of Application: Control of perennial weeds, annual broadleaves and grass weeds. Sprayed after wheat harvest but before weeds reproduced weed seeds. Roundup UltraMax (glyphosate) was applied at 52 oz/A, (3.8 L/ha) and AMS (ammonium sulfate) was applied at 17 lbs/100 gals of water. A total of 6.25 gals of Roundup was applied on 14.82 acres (6 hectares). A total of 50 lbs. of AMS was used in 300 gals of water. Weather Conditions: Sunny with air temperature 72 degrees F. Relative Humidity was 76%. Wind was out of the northeast at 0-5 mph. Time of application was between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Equipment Used: JD 5400 tractor traveling 5.0 mph with a pull type Top Air sprayer equipped with a PTO driven centrifugal sprayer pump and a Raven 440 automatic carrier control unit. Turbo TeeJet nozzles were used, spaced 15 inches apart with a total boom length of 30 feet. 30 psi was used. Water applied at 20 gals/A, (187L/ha), was used as the carrier.

2010-10-22 Harvest Baled corn stover from all reps of G1 and G3 in the GLBRC. Plots were first cut and windrowed with John Deere 4995 Discbine. Windrowed stover material was collected and baled with the JD 7420a tractor and JD 385 round baler. Bales were loaded onto a trailer and taken to the KBS Dairy to be weighed. Each bale had three moisture readings taken using a hand-held Farmex® DHT-1 Digital Hay Tester with 32” Probe.

2000-06-23 Mechanical Weed Control Sprayed for weeds on the main site treatment 1, all replications. Galaxy (bentazon + acifluorfen) was applied at 2 pts/A, (2.34 L/ha), Poast Plus (sethoxydim + Dash) was applied at 24 oz/A (1.76 L/ha), and NIS (nonionic surfactant) was applied at 1/8 oz v/v. A total of 3.5 gals of Galaxy, 2.66 gals of Poast Plus and 5.5 pts of NIS were applied on 14.82 acres (6 hectares). Weather Conditions: air temperature 80 degrees F. Wind was out of the west at 0-5 mph. Time of application was between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Equipment Used: JD 5400 tractor traveling 4-6 mph with a pull type Top Air sprayer equipped with a PTO driven centrifugal sprayer pump and a Raven 440 automatic carrier control unit. Turbo TeeJet nozzles were used, spaced 15 inches apart with a total boom length of 30 feet. Water applied at 20 gals/A, (187L/ha), was used as the carrier. Purpose of Application: Control of annual broadleaves and grass weeds. Sprayed prostemergence.

2001-08-24 Herbicide Application Sprayed wheat stubble to control annual and perennial weeds. Sprayed for weeds on the main site treatment 2, all replications, reps. 2, 3, 5, 4, 1, and 6. Purpose of Application: Control of perennial weeds, annual broadleaves and grass weeds. Sprayed after wheat harvest but before weeds reproduced weed seeds. Roundup UltraMax (glyphosate) was applied at 52 oz/A, (3.8 L/ha) and AMS (ammonium sulfate) was applied at 17 lbs/100 gals of water. A total of 6.25 gals of Roundup was applied on 14.82 acres (6 hectares). A total of 50 lbs. of AMS was used in 300 gals of water. Weather Conditions: Sunny with air temperature 79 degrees F. Relative Humidity was 62%. Wind was out of the northeast at 2-10 mph. Time of application was between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Equipment Used: JD 5400 tractor traveling 5-6 mph with a pull type Top Air sprayer equipped with a PTO driven centrifugal sprayer pump and a Raven 440 automatic carrier control unit. Turbo TeeJet nozzles were used, spaced 15 inches apart with a total boom length of 30 feet. 30 psi was used. Water applied at 20 gals/A, (187L/ha), was used as the carrier.

2000-06-23 Mechanical Weed Control Sprayed for weeds on the main site treatment 2, all replications. Galaxy (bentazon + acifluorfen) was applied at 2 pts/A, (2.34 L/ha), Poast Plus (sethoxydim + Dash) was applied at 24 oz/A (1.76 L/ha), and NIS (nonionic surfactant) was applied at 1/8 oz v/v. A total of 3.5 gals of Galaxy, 2.66 gals of Poast Plus and 5.5 pts of NIS were applied on 14.82 acres (6 hectares). Weather Conditions: air temperature 70-75 degrees F. Wind was out of the west at 0-5 mph. Time of application was between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Equipment Used: JD 5400 tractor traveling 4-6 mph with a pull type Top Air sprayer equipped with a PTO driven centrifugal sprayer pump and a Raven 440 automatic carrier control unit. Turbo TeeJet nozzles were used, spaced 15 inches apart with a total boom length of 30 feet. Water applied at 20 gals/A, (187L/ha), was used as the carrier. Purpose of Application: Control of annual broadleaves and grass weeds. Sprayed prostemergence.

2000-07-05 Mechanical Weed Control Band sprayed for weeds on the main site treatment 3, all replications. Galaxy (bentazon + acifluorfen) was applied at 2 pts/A, (2.34 L/ha), Poast Plus (sethoxydim + Dash) was applied at 24 oz/A (1.76 L/ha), and NIS (nonionic surfactant) was applied at 1/8 oz v/v. Weather Conditions: air temperature 77-85 degrees F. Wind was calm. Time of application was between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Equipment Used: JD 5400 tractor traveling 4-6 mph with a pull type Top Air sprayer equipped with a PTO driven centrifugal sprayer pump and a Raven 440 automatic carrier control unit. Turbo TeeJet Even nozzles were used, spaced 30 inches apart with a total boom length of 30 feet. Water applied at 20 gals/A, (187L/ha), was used as the carrier. Purpose of Application: Control of annual broadleaves and grass weeds. Sprayed prostemergence.

1996-07-02 Mechanical Weed Control {{PL: (entry 2) Chopped the Lysimeter Field Alfalfa. Hauled with large white truck. Five Loads Total. ... Cut Replicates 3,4,5 and 6 LTER MS Alfalfa. Chopped all six replicates of the LTER MS Alfalfa. ... In late afternoon cultivated LOW INPUT TRIAL Soybeans. Cultivated Rotation Entry Point Study TRT 1,3 and 4 Corn, TRT 3 and 4 Soybean. Used 5400 Tractor and LFL Red Cultivator.}}

2007-11-04 Planting Planted Pioneer 25R37 Soft Red Winter Wheat into Biodiversity Study treatments B3, B6, B9, B14, B17, and B20. Planted with JD 5400 tractor and JD 450 drill. Drill setting 41. The drill meter (counter) indicated that 1.8 acres were planted. Eight 50 pound bags were used. When finished 70 pounds of seed was removed from the drill. Seeding rate: 330 pounds of seed used/1.8 acres = 183 lbs seeds/A, each pound of seed contained 10,000 seeds, therefore 183 lbs/A x 10,000 seeds/lbs = 1,833,000 seeds/A. Treatments B3, B6, B9, B14, B17, and B20 will have winter wheat planted into them in fall of 2007. B3 plots: (111, 203, 306, and 403); B6 plots: (107, 207, 317, and 406); B9 plots: (119, 205, 314 and 409); B14 plots: (115, 204, 304, and 414); B17 plots: (116, 211, 302, and 417); B20 plots: (120, 215, 318, and 420).

2006-06-26 Mechanical Weed Control Jason rotary hoed T3 and T4 plots (T4 plots twice), all reps. The rotary hoe was already clean from last week so we rotary hoed T4 plots first. Rotary hoed T4 plots first reps: 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Rotary hoed T3 second reps: 5, 4, 2, 3, 1, and 6. After Jason finished rotary hoeing T3 plots we cleaned the rotary hoe because we decided to rotary hoe T4 for a second time today. T4 plots the second time reps: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 6.

2006-06-26 Mechanical Weed Control We rotary hoed T4 plots twice today. Jason rotary hoed T3 and T4 plots (T4 plots twice), all reps. The rotary hoe was already clean from last week so we rotary hoed T4 plots first. Rotary hoed T4 plots first reps: 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Rotary hoed T3 second reps: 5, 4, 2, 3, 1, and 6. After Jason finished rotary hoeing T3 plots we cleaned the rotary hoe because we decided to rotary hoe T4 for a second time today. T4 plots the second time reps: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 6.

2006-06-26 Mechanical Weed Control Jason rotary hoed all corn and soybean plots in the biodiversity study.

2006-07-14 Planting Planed red clover in the biodiversity study treatments B3, B6, and B15.

2007-08-30 Harvest Raked T6 plots, all reps, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Doubled all the windrows up (two windrow into one bigger windrow).

2001-04-05 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 14 gals/Acre to all replications of treatment 3. The total amount of 28% nitrogen was applied in 1 application. The Raven monitor indicated that I treated 13.7 acre's with a total volume of 194 gals (14.16 gals/A).

2007-08-31 Harvest Raked T6 plots again today, yes we raked on August 30 and 31, 2007. Raked T6 plots, all reps, reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. On August 31, 2007 we doubled all the windrows up again (two windrow into one bigger windrow). So over the last two days we put four windrows into one windrow. Mick baled T6, all reps, reps: 5, 4, 3, 6, 1, and 2. Baled into small square bales. Jim B. picked up all the bales from T6 plots, all reps.

2001-04-19 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 12 gals/Acre to LTER treatment 2, all reps, reps: 6, 1, 4, 3, 2, and 5. Application of the 28% nitrogen was split into 2 even applications. [T2, R1-6] The Raven monitor indicated that I treated 13.6 acre's with a total volume of 164 gals (12.06 gals/A).

2001-04-19 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 24 gals/Acre to the Interaction plots, fertilizer plots only. The Raven monitor indicated that I treated 2.3 acre's with a total volume of 56 gals (24.34 gals/A).

2001-04-25 Herbicide Application Sprayed all replications of treatment 2, reps: 6, 1, 5, 2, 3, and 4, with 15 gals/A of water containing 1 pt/A of 2,4-D amine. Time of application: 6-8 p.m. Weather conditions: 62 F at 6:00 p.m. 56 F at 8:00 p.m. wind was out of the NW less than 5 mph. Nozzles used: 11002; JD 5400 tractor going 4.0 - 4.7 mph gear B3 1700 rpm's; 20 -30 psi on the sprayer.

2001-04-28 Herbicide Application To control annual grass and broadleaf weeds before no-tilling an alfalfa seeding a herbicide application was applied to all replications of treatment 6. 2,4-D Amine at 1pt/A and Roundup Ultra at 1pt/A (herbicides) were applied in water with a pull-type sprayer containing a centrifugal pump set to deliver 15 gals/A using Turbo TeeJet Nozzles 11002.

2001-04-28 Herbicide Application To control annual broadleaf weeds in winter wheat a herbicide application was applied to all replications of treatments 1 and 8nt plots. 2,4-D amine (herbicide) was applied in water with a pull-type sprayer containing a centrifugal pumb set to deliver 15 gals/A using Turbo TeeJet Nozzles 11002. 2,4-D Amine was appilied at 1 pt/A usings.

2001-05-29 Herbicide Application Sprayed all replication of treatment 6 main site study to control weeds before seeding alfalfa. 2,4-D Amine at 1pt/A and Roundup Ultra at 1pt/A (herbicides) were applied in water with a pull-type sprayer containing a centrifugal pumb set to deliver 15 gals/A using Turbo TeeJet Nozzles 11002.

2001-08-29 Mechanical Weed Control Sprayed all the wheat stubble in the biodiversity study. Sprayed the wheat stubble in all replications of treatment 8nt, main site study. Sprayed all replications of treatment 6, main site study, with Poast Plus (1.5 pts/A), Crop Oil (1 qt/A), and AMS (2.5 lbs/A) to control grass in the seedling alfalfa.

2001-08-31 Herbicide Application Sprayed the lysimeter field for broadleaves with Butyrac 200 (2 qts/A).

2001-09-05 Herbicide Application Sprayed the lysimeter alfalfa field to control grass weeds.

2001-10-02 Planting Planted grass in the Biodiversity study alleyways. After planting the grass I used the JD cultimutcher (with the teeth just touching the soil) on the alleyways. I am sure I used the JD 5400 tractor and JD 450 10' drill to seed the grass.

2001-10-02 Planting Planted grass in the Biodiversity study alleyways. After planting the grass I used the JD cultimutcher (with the teeth just touching the soil) on the alleyways. I am sure I used the JD 5400 tractor and JD 450 10' drill to seed the grass.

2001-03-20 Planting Frost seeded medium red clover (12 lbs/ Acre) into winter wheat, using a Gandy Air Seeder. T3 plots, all reps, reps: 6, 2, 1, 3, 4, and 5. Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. all reps. The boom height on the air seeder was 24 inches from the ground to the deflector plates. JD 5400 tractor: 6 mph, C1 1800 rpm's.

2001-03-19 Planting Frost seeded medium red clover (12 lbs/ Acre)into winter wheat, using a Gandy Air Seeder. T4 all reps, reps: 6, 1, 2, 4, 3, and 5. Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. reps: 6, 1, 2, and 4; 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. reps 3 and 5. The boom height on the air seeder was 24 inches from the ground to the deflector plates. JD 5400 tractor: 6 mph, C1 1800 rpm's.

2001-04-18 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 12 gals/Acre to all replications of treatment 1. Application of the 28% nitrogen was split into 2 even applications. [T1, R1-6] The Raven monitor indicated that I treated 13.7 acre's with a total volume of 168 gals (12.26 gals/A).

2001-04-05 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 12 gals/Acre to all replications of treatments 1 and 2. Application of the 28% nitrogen was split into 2 even applications. The Raven monitor indicated that I treated 27.4 acre's with a total volume of 336 gals (12.26 gals/A).

2001-04-18 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 24 gals/Acre to all replications of treatment 8nt plots. All of the 28% nitrogen was applied in 1 application.

2001-04-18 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% nitrogen solution at 24 gals/Acre to all wheat plots in the biodiversity study. All of the 28% nitrogen was applied in 1 application. JD 5400 3.2 mph, gear B2, 40 psi on the sprayer. 8004 nozzles used (every-other nozzle turned off). The Raven monitor indicated that I sprayed 1.9 acres and used 49 gals (25.79 gal/A).

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.

2004-07-13 Planting Seeded red clover in the biodiversity plots, treatments B5, B8, and B15. Plot numbers: B5 (114, 217, 312, and 405); B8 (118, 214, 310, and 408); B15 (112, 2113, 301, and 415). Clover was seeded at 15 llbs/A Clover was seed with the JD 5400 tractor traveling 4 mph (B3, 1550 rpm). Used Todd's Gandy (15' wide) motor was set at 1.0 gate opening was half closed.

2007-06-11 Harvest Raked and baled hay from T6 plots. Bob and Gale raked all reps of T6 plots. Bob raked T6 reps: 5 and 6 with the JD 5400 and single rake. Gale raked T6 reps: 1, 2, 3, and 4 with the JD 6420 and double rake. Mick square baled T6 reps: 5, 4, 2, and 1. Greg round baled T6 reps: 6 and 3. Matt picked up the bales not sure if was today or another day this week. Matt would have used the front loader on the tractor and hay wagons to move the round bales.

2002-03-18 Planting In the Biodiversity Study all replications of treatments B3, B6, and B17 were frost seeded with medium red clover at 12 lbs/Acre, into winter wheat, using a Gandy Air Seeder. Description of treatments are B3, plots: (111, 203, 306, and 403) (One annual crop with two cover crops. Three year crop rotation of corn, soybeans, and winter wheat.), B6, plots: (107, 207, 317, and 406) (One annual crop with one cover crop. Three year crop rotation of corn, soybeans, and winter wheat), and B17, plots: (116, 211, 302, and 417) (One annual crop with one cover crop. Monoculture cropping system {no crop rotation}).