Name: Trailer # Z417 Drop Deck (Todd's)

2016-11-18 Harvest Baled prairie field at Marshall Farm. Baled 1/4 of the field (26 bales) on Thursday November 17, 2016, harvested the remaining field area on Friday November 18, 2016. 3:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. on Thursday November 17, 2016 this was baling time, does not include travel, set-up time, and service/maintenance. Weight was taken from on board load cell on the tale-gate of the Krone baler. Ryan Anthony and Justin Mezo moved and stacked bales with the JD 7420a tractor equipped with a JD loader and bale spears. Matt Pixley drove the semi and trailer hauling bales from Marshall Farm to the MSU KBS Dairy Center (Hay Storage Barn).

2016-11-16 Harvest Baled switchgrass field at Marshall Farm. Baled 1/2 of the field on Wednesday November 16, 2016, harvested the remaining field area on Thursday November 17, 2016. 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. baling time. Does not include travel and set up time. Weight was taken from on board load cell on the tale-gate of the Krone baler. Ryan Anthony and Justin Mezo moved and stacked bales with the JD 7420a tractor equipped with a JD loader and bale spears. Matt Pixley drove the semi and trailer hauling bales from Marshall Farm to the MSU KBS Dairy Center (Hay Storage Barn).

2017-12-20 Harvest Hauled six loads (36 bales per load) of switchgrass bales out of L2 to Prairie View Dairy Farm (the dairy farm south of Lux Arbor on Parker Rd.) Six loads (36 bales per load) totaling 197,340 lbs net weight (98.67 tons). The sixth load had 39 total bales, six of the bales were prairie bales from L1 ~ 835 lbs per bale x 6 bales = 5,013 lbs (2.5 tons) that would belong to field L1 not L2. A Prairie View Farm Staff member unloaded our trailer at their farm using on JD pay-loader.

2017-11-28 Harvest Started harvesting (mowing) M3 switchgrass on Monday November 27, 2017. Finished mowing the switchgrass on Tuesday November 28, 2017. Baled M3 switchgrass on Tuesday November 28, 2017. (255 total bales, total weight = 104.0 tons, average weight per bale = 816 lbs/bale). Started to moved bales from M2 on Tuesday November 28, 2017. Finished removing bales from M2 on Wednesday November 29, 2017.

2017-11-28 Harvest Harvested Corn Stover in the GLBRC M1 and L3. Equipment used: JD 7420a tractor and Loftness 15' Draper Windrower Shredder (to windrow the corn stover). 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.

2017-12-21 Harvest Hauled 180 (out of 255 bales) switchgrass bales out of M3 to Prairie View Dairy Farm (the dairy farm south of Lux Arbor on Parker Rd.) Todd hauled three loads of (36 bales per load) totaling 88,580 lbs net weight (44.29 tons). Joe hauled three loads of (24 bales per load) totaling 58,520 lbs net weight (29.26 tons). 71 bales were hauled to the KBS Dairy for use at the KBS Dairy and will sell a few bales to local farmers. Four bales were hauled to the KBS GLBRC compost pile because the bales were half bales or loose bales totaling 1500 lbs net weight (0.75 tons). A Prairie View Farm Staff member unloaded our trailers at their farm using on JD pay-loader.

2019-04-24 Harvest Harvested Prairie and Switchgrass at Lux Arbor. Because of a wet 2018 fall harvest was not completed until spring of 2019. Prairie Field: number of bales and weight: 1. 46 bales, gross wt 73,540 tare wt 37,160, 2. 46 bales, gross wt 72,920 tare wt 37,160, 3. 22 bales gross wt. 54,180 tare wt. 37,160. Switchgrass Field: number of bales and weight: 1. 46 bales, gross wt 72,020 tare wt 37,160, 2. 46 bales, gross wt 73,100 tare wt 37,160, 3. 23 bales gross wt. 55,120 tare wt. 37,160.

2020-11-05 Harvest Harvested switchgrass at Lux Arbor See attached for yields

2020-11-07 Harvest Harvested switchgrass at Marshall Farm. See attachment for yield

2019-12-06 Harvest Harvested Switchgrass at Marshall Farm. Switchgrass Field: Loads we recorded number of bales and weight (lbs): 1. 24 bales, gross wt 41,220, tare wt 19,340, net wt. 21,880 (lbs) 2. 29 bales, gross wt 45,740, tare wt 19,360, net wt. 26,380 (lbs) 3. 28 bales gross wt. 44,540 tare wt. 19,320, net wt. 25,220 (lbs). 4. 36 bales, gross wt 70,060, tare wt 36,840, net wt. 33,220 (lbs) 5. 46 bales, gross wt 77,920, tare wt 36,840, net wt. 41,080 (lbs) 6. 46 bales gross wt. 78,000 tare wt. 36,840, net wt. 41,160 (lbs). Field Totals: 209 bales 188,940 (lbs) 94.47 (tons).

2019-12-07 Harvest Harvested Prairie at Marshall Farm (M2). Prairie Field: Loads we recorded number of bales and weight (lbs): 1. 24 bales, gross wt. 41,040, tare wt. 19,020, net wt. 22,020 (lbs). 2. 46 bales, gross wt. 80,220, tare wt. 36,360, net wt. 43,860 (lbs). 3. 10 bales (wagon), gross wt. 15,600, tare wt. 6,340, net wt. 9,260 (lbs). Field Totals: 80 bales, 75,140 (lbs), 37.57 (tons).

2019-12-05 Harvest Mowed and baled corn stover at Lux Arbor corn field (L1).

2020-11-04 Harvest Harvested Prairie at Lux Arbor. See attachments for yield

2020-12-10 Harvest Mowed and baled corn stover at Lux Arbor corn field (L1). See attachment for yield. Staff from the KBS Dairy Center drove the red semi up to/from Lux so that bales could be transported on that truck and trailer.

2022-05-10 Harvest Mowed and baled corn stover at Marshall Farm corn field (M1). Bales were transported to KBS Dairy, the diary will use the bales for bedding in the cattle barns. On November 24, 2021 baled the headlands and west side, however the baler broke so we could not finish the field. About 10 windrows (12 corn rows) were made November 24, but were not baled. These windrows stayed like this over the winter and were raked twice with rotary rake on 5/10/2022 to dry out underside of windrows. See attached for yields.

2022-04-29 Harvest Harvested switchgrass at Marshall Farm. For each load we recorded number of bales and weight: see attached.

2022-04-28 Harvest Harvested Switchgrass at Lux Arbor. Number of bales and weight taken, see attached

2022-11-10 Harvest Mowed and baled switchgrass at Marshall farm. see attached for yields.

2022-11-11 Harvest Mowed and baled switchgrass at Lux Arbor. See attached for yields.

2022-11-11 Harvest Mowed and baled prairie at Lux Arbor. See attached for yields

2022-12-06 Harvest Mowed and baled prairie at Marshall. See attached for yields

2022-12-07 Harvest flail mowed/windrowed and baled corn stalks at Lux Arbor. See attached for yields

2023-12-15 Harvest Mowed and baled switchgrass at Marshall Farm (field M3). Removed bales from field on December 16, 2023.

2023-12-14 Harvest Mowed and baled switchgrass at Lux Arbor (field L2). Removed bales from field on December 15, 2023.

2024-04-10 Harvest Mowed (harvested) switchgrass in T6, reps: 6, 5, 4 and 3. Micro-plots in the Northwest corner of each rep were already harvested in fall of 2023. Equipment used: JD 4995 Discbine. These four reps were harvested and bailed same day. T6 plots were not harvest in fall of 2023 due to prolonged wet weather. Locations where the bales dropped from the baler were marked with JD GPS on the LTER Gator. T6R1 and T6R2 were harvested on 4/15/24, due to weather.