Name: John Deere Gator 620i LTER

2019-09-17 Cultural Control Sprayed LTER treatment T5 poplars with ”Liquid Fence(R) Deer & Rabbit Repellent” (The Liquid Fence Company, Brodheadsville, PA) for deer repellency effect. On September 16 only, Liquid Fence was applied at a rate of 8 oz concentrate per gallon of H2O carrier. All other dates, Liquid Fence was applied at a rate of 12.8 oz concentrate per gallon of H2O carrier. We had left over Liquid Fence from years past that was recommended at 8oz per gallon from manufacturer. After purchasing new product in 2019, the manufacturer changed the rate of concentrate to 12.8oz per gallon. Treatment was applied with a 15 gallon 12v hand sprayer in the back of a John Deere Gator 620i. Applicator drove down each row of trees and applied treatment to the leaves and trunk of the trees. Each rep received approximately 30 gallons of treatment. September 16, 2019 T5R5 was sprayed. September 17, 2019 T5R1 was sprayed. September 18, 2019 T5R4 was sprayed. September 24, 2019 T5R2 and T5R5 were sprayed. September 25, 2019 T5R6 and T5R3 were sprayed September 26, 2019 T5R1 was sprayed September 27, 2019 T5R4 was sprayed October 4, 2019 T5R2 and T5R3 were sprayed October 4, 2019 T5R6 approximately 10 rows were sprayed. The rest of T5R6 will be sprayed at a later date.

2019-09-13 Cultural Control On September 13, 2019, sprayed GLBRC BCSE treatment G8 poplars replications 1, 2, and 4 only with ”Liquid Fence(R) Deer & Rabbit Repellent” (The Liquid Fence Company, Brodheadsville, PA) for deer repellency effect. For September 13, 2019 only, Liquid Fence was applied at a rate of 8 oz concentrate per gallon of H2O carrier. All other dates Liquid Fence was applied at a rate of 12.8 oz concentrate per gallon of H2O carrier. We had left over Liquid Fence from years past that was recommended at 8oz per gallon from manufacturer. After purchasing new product in 2019, the manufacturer changed the rate of concentrate to 12.8oz per gallon. For Reps 1,2, & 4, treatment was applied with a 15 gallon 12v hand sprayer in the back of a John Deere Gator 620i. Applicator drove down each row of trees and applied treatment to the leaves and trunk of the trees. For Reps 3 & 5, treatment was applied with a 4 gallon backpack hand pump sprayer. The reason for this is because of the deer fence that was erected so we were unable to drive the gator into the Rep. September 13, 2019 G8 Reps 1,2, & 4 were sprayed September 20, 2019 G8 Reps 1,2,3,4, & 5 were sprayed September 26, 2019 G8 Reps 1,2,3,4, & 5 were sprayed

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.

2024-04-15 Harvest flail mowed/windrowed L1 corn stalks then baled. 3 bales, 1640 lbs, moisture: