Name: John Deere 6140R Tractor

2022-05-11 Soil Preparation Chisel plowed and soil finished the tilled micro-plot areas in field M1 at Marshall Farm. Plots were both chiseled and soil finished twice in opposite directions, north and south. Tilled micro-plots are the west side micro-plots

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

2020-11-06 Harvest Harvested Prairie at Marshall Farm. See attachment for yields

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.

2021-04-13 Fertilizer Application Applied 94 lbs/Acre 11-52-0 (MAP) to approximately 33 acres of L2 with bulk spreader. Used 2100 pounds.

2021-04-20 Fertilizer Application Applied 36 Lbs/Acre 0-0-62 fertilizer to G4 and G5 for 22.5 lbs/A potassium.

2021-04-21 Planting Planted Switchgrass seed in G5 with John Deere 1590 planter. Seed depth about 0.5 inch. Used 13 lbs seed.

2021-04-23 Herbicide Application Applied PRE herbicide on G5. Adding Scepter was not on protocol (unintentional)

2021-04-23 Herbicide Application Sprayed 1.5 pints 2, 4-D ester and 1.5 quarts Glystar Plus (Glyphosate) on treatment G4. The spray mix was applied at 20 gallons per acre with low drift air induction nozzles.

2021-05-14 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots except G8. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2021-05-25 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots except G8. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader with agleader rate controller.

2021-06-08 Herbicide Application Sprayed 2 pints 2, 4-D ester and 1.5 quarts Glystar Plus (Glyphosate) on treatment G4. The spray mix was applied at 20 gallons per acre with low drift air induction nozzles. application was for killing clover and other emerging weeds in preparation for planting switchgrass. >>>> Also applied to plot in rep 6 being planted to switchgrass

2021-06-08 Herbicide Application Sprayed 24 ounce 2, 4-D ester and 1.1 quart Glystar Plus (Glyphosate) on treatment G4. The spray mix was applied at 20 gallons per acre with low drift air induction nozzles. Weed control for preparation for planting variety trial.

2021-05-12 Herbicide Application Sprayed 1.0 quarts Glystar Plus (Glyphosate) on treatment G4 to kill clover in preperation to plant switchgrass. The spray mix was applied at 20 gallons per acre with low drift air induction nozzles. >>>> also applied to all rep 6 plots

2021-06-14 Planting BCSE, Plot 601: Planted switchgrass "Cave-in-Rock" at 9 lbs/acre with 15 foot no-till drill. shallowest depth setting, 100 psi down pressure.

2021-06-24 Planting planted switchgrass variety trial

2021-06-25 Planting planted switchgrass "Cave in Rock" with no-till drill. used shallowest setting and light down pressure.

2021-06-22 Herbicide Application Applied 1.5 quart per acre Glystar Plus to kill emerging weeds and foot tall milkweed.

2021-06-22 Herbicide Application Applied Crossbow herbicide @ 2 quarts per acre to G5 for controlling broadleaf weeds.

2021-07-21 Observation Applied post-emergence herbicide to control grass and broadleaf weeds. Also sprayed plot 601.

2021-07-28 Herbicide Application Applied post emergence herbicide to switchgrass variety trial

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.

2021-05-13 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the GLBRC Main Site Treatments G5, G6, G7, and G9, all replications. All treatments were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. 28% fertilizer weighs 10.67 lbs /gallon so the 50 lbs N/A worked out to 17 gal 28%/A. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed microplot area 15' wide located on the west side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the remaining 76.86' on the east side of the plot. The unfertilized 15' microplot received NO fertilizer. The fertilized 76.86' was fertilized at 50 lbs N/A applied in 2 passes of the sprayer. Treatment G10 was fertilized on only 15' on west side of plot. Conditions: see application record. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-2 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches apart with a total boom length of 45 feet. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots.

2022-05-16 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the GLBRC Main Site Treatments G4, G5, G6, G7, and G9, all replications. All treatments were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. 28% fertilizer weighs 10.67 lbs /gallon so the 50 lbs N/A worked out to 17 gal 28%/A. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed microplot area 15' wide located on the west side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the remaining 76.86' on the east side of the plot. The unfertilized 15' microplot received NO fertilizer. The fertilized 76.86' was fertilized at 50 lbs N/A applied in 2 passes of the sprayer. Treatment G10 was fertilized on only 15' on west side of plot. Conditions: see application record. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-2 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches apart with a total boom length of 45 feet. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots. Also applied to switchgrass planting in "rep 6", leaving 15 feet on west side unfertilized.

2022-05-16 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the Switchgrass Variety II. All treatments except treatment 3 were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed area 15' wide located on the North side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the South 15 feet of the plots. The unfertilized 15' side received NO fertilizer. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-2 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots.

2022-06-07 Herbicide Application Applied Quinclorac @ 8 oz/A + Methylated Seed Oil @ 2 pints/A63 to BCSE G4 for annual grasses weed control. See application report for details. Also applied to Rep 6.

2022-06-07 Herbicide Application Applied Crossbow to G5 @ 2 quart/Acres for control of broadleaf weeds. See Application report for details.

2022-06-07 Herbicide Application Applied Crossbow herbicide to switchgrass in EBI study to control broadleaf weeds.

2022-05-17 Fertilizer Application The switchgrass was fertilized with 50 lbs/A nitrogen, at 17 gal/acre 28% UAN using the tractors Auto Trac and the sprayers rate controller. John Deere 6140R tractor with a Top-Air 3 point sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump. The sprayer was controlled by a Ag Leader/Raven Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-03 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.3 gpm) are spaced 20 inches apart along the 45 foot boom.

2022-05-17 Fertilizer Application The switchgrass was fertilized with 50 lbs/A nitrogen, at 17 gal/acre 28% UAN using the tractors Auto Trac and the sprayers rate controller. John Deere 6140R tractor with a Top-Air 3 point sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump. The sprayer was controlled by a Ag Leader/Raven Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-03 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.3 gpm) are spaced 20 inches apart along the 45 foot boom.

2021-11-23 Harvest Mowed and baled corn stover at Lux Arbor corn field (L1). See attachment for yield. Bales were transported to KBS Dairy, the diary will use the bales for bedding in the cattle barns.

2021-11-24 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. Baled the west side, however the bales broke so we could not finish the field on November 24, 2021.

2021-12-13 Harvest Harvested Prairie at Lux Arbor. Prairie Field: Loads we recorded number of bales and weight:

2021-12-14 Harvest Harvested Prairie at Marshall Farm. For each load we recorded number of bales and weight: see attached.

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

2022-06-07 Herbicide Application Applied Quinclorac @ 8 oz/A + Methylated Seed Oil @ 2 pints/A63 to Switchgrass Variety II for annual grasses weed control.

2022-05-19 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2023-04-03 Herbicide Application Sprayed BCSE G5 with Glyphosate to kill cool season grasses before switchgrass emergence.

2023-04-03 Herbicide Application Sprayed Switchgrass Fungicide plots with Glyphosate to kill cool season grasses before switchgrass emergence.

2023-04-10 Herbicide Application Sprayed Lux Arbor switchgrass for cool season grasses with Glyphosate.

2023-05-18 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the GLBRC Main Site Treatments G4, G5, G6, G7, and G9, all replications. All treatments were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. 28% fertilizer weighs 10.67 lbs /gallon so the 50 lbs N/A worked out to 17 gal 28%/A. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed microplot area 15' wide located on the west side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the remaining 76.86' on the east side of the plot. The unfertilized 15' microplot received NO fertilizer. The fertilized 76.86' was fertilized at 50 lbs N/A applied in 2 passes of the sprayer. Treatment G10 was fertilized on only 15' on west side of plot. Conditions: see application record. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-02 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches apart with a total boom length of 45 feet. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots. Also applied to switchgrass planting in "rep 6", leaving 15 feet on west side unfertilized. see attachment for notes on application

2023-05-18 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the Switchgrass Variety II. All treatments except treatment 3 were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed area 15' wide located on the North side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the South 15 feet of the plots. The unfertilized 15' side received NO fertilizer. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-02 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots.

2023-05-16 Fertilizer Application The switchgrass was fertilized with 50 lbs/A nitrogen, at 17 gal/acre 28% UAN using the tractors Auto Trac and the sprayers rate controller. John Deere 6140R tractor with a Top-Air 3 point sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump. The sprayer was controlled by a Ag Leader/Raven Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-04 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.4 gpm) are spaced 20 inches apart along the 45 foot boom.

2023-05-05 Soil Preparation Chisel plowed and soil finished the tilled micro-plot areas in field M1 at Marshall Farm. Plots were both chiseled and soil finished twice in opposite directions, north and south. Tilled micro-plots are the west side micro-plots

2023-05-22 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2023-05-26 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader. NOTE: fertilizer was applied to part of zero N side of G7R4. See map.

2023-05-30 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2023-05-31 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2023-05-31 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2023-05-25 Fertilizer Application fertilized switchgrass variety trial with 17 gal/acre 28% (UAN)

2023-05-25 Herbicide Application Sprayed Interaction plots with Glyphosate to kill switchgrass and weed to ready for new project. did not spray 15 feet on west side of plot numbers 6 and 8 to avoid Monolith lysimeters. sprayed over buried sensors.

2023-06-14 Soil Preparation Tilled plot 605 of KBS GLBRC Intensive Field Site (see attachment for plot location) in preparation for Switchgrass Microplot experiment. Chisel plowed (2X) to depth of 10 inches. field cultivated 2x. Soil very hard and dry and difficult to chisel plow to desired depth. Soil did break up very well with few hard clods.

2023-07-18 Herbicide Application Sprayed Interaction plots with Glyphosate to kill switchgrass and weed to ready for new project. did not spray 15 feet on west side of plot numbers 6 and 8 to avoid Monolith lysimeters. sprayed over buried sensors.

2023-09-15 Herbicide Application Sprayed Interaction plots with Glyphosate + 2, 4-D ester to kill switchgrass and weed to ready for new project. did not spray 15 feet on west side of plot numbers 6 and 8 to avoid Monolith lysimeters. sprayed over buried sensors.

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

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

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

2023-12-19 Planting Broadcast seeded with Gandy orbit air seeder(black metering wheels) with Ag Leader controller and John Deere 6140R tractor. Used dead annual ryegrass(heated to 275 F for 4 hours) as carrier due to seeding rates. Did not seed at rate that accounted for pure live seed, used actual weights. Decided to leave at that rate instead of seeding a small additional amount of seed to the plots. Amount of seed used very close to what was expected to use.

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.

2024-04-09 Harvest mowed and baled Lux Arbor Prairie. 15 bales, 11,400 lbs. took bales to Tim Osborne

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

2024-04-16 Harvest flail mowed corn stalks then baled. 41 bales, 25,980 lbs, moisture Taken to Andy

2024-04-22 Soil Preparation Chisel plowed and field cultivated subplots.

2024-05-06 Fertilizer Application The switchgrass was fertilized with 50 lbs/A nitrogen, at 17 gal/acre 28% UAN using the tractors Auto Trac and the sprayers rate controller. John Deere 6140R tractor with a Top-Air 3 point sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump. The sprayer was controlled by a Ag Leader/Raven Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-04 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.4 gpm) are spaced 20 inches apart along the 45 foot boom.

2024-05-06 Fertilizer Application The switchgrass was fertilized with 50 lbs/A nitrogen, at 17 gal/acre 28% UAN using the tractors Auto Trac and the sprayers rate controller. John Deere 6140R tractor with a Top-Air 3 point sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump. The sprayer was controlled by a Ag Leader/Raven Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-04 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.4 gpm) are spaced 20 inches apart along the 45 foot boom.

2024-05-08 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the GLBRC Main Site Treatments G4, G5, G6, G7, and G9, all replications. All treatments were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. 28% fertilizer weighs 10.67 lbs /gallon so the 50 lbs N/A worked out to 17 gal 28%/A. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed microplot area 15' wide located on the west side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the remaining 76.86' on the east side of the plot. The unfertilized 15' microplot received NO fertilizer. The fertilized 76.86' was fertilized at 50 lbs N/A applied in 2 passes of the sprayer. Treatment G10 was fertilized on only 15' on west side of plot. Conditions: see application record. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-02 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches apart with a total boom length of 45 feet. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots. Also applied to switchgrass planting in "rep 6", leaving 15 feet on west side unfertilized. see attachment for notes on application

2024-05-08 Fertilizer Application Sprayed fertilizer in the Switchgrass Variety II. All treatments except treatment 3 were fertilized with 50 lbs N/A applied as 28% N fertilizer. Each treatment plot was divided into two areas, an unfertilzed area 15' wide located on the North side of all the plots and the fertilized area which was the South 15 feet of the plots. The unfertilized 15' side received NO fertilizer. Equipment Used: John Deere 6140R tractor with a three point mounted Top Air sprayer equipped with a hydraulic centrifugal sprayer pump and Ag Leader Rate Controller. StreamJet SJ7A-02 Fertilizer Spray Nozzles(0.2 gpm) were used, spaced 20 inches. Purpose of Application: Supply nitrogen to the treatment plots.

2024-05-13 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2024-05-14 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2024-05-21 Fertilizer Application Applied 28% UAN to switchgrass N-rate trial.

2024-05-16 Planting planted soybeans into switchgrass variety trial with John Deere 1590 no-till drill with 15 inch rows.

2024-05-24 Mechanical Weed Control flail mowed all plots of interaction study to mow off wild oats before seed matured.

2024-05-29 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots except G8. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2024-05-29 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots except G8. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2024-05-30 Fertilizer Application Applied Nitrogen fertilizer to fertilized split of all plots except G8. Used ESN(see attachment) at 114 lbs/A for a total of 50 lbs/A Nitrogen on treatments G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11. Used Gandy orbit air broadcast spreader.

2024-06-11 Fertilizer Application sprayed with glystar plus @ 48 oz / Acre, Condition + Improve

2024-07-18 Herbicide Application Applied Glyphosate (Roundup PowerMAX 3) plus AMS at 17 lbs/100 gal to soybeans to control weeds and kill switchgrass

2024-07-18 Herbicide Application Applied glyphosate (Roundup PowerMAX 3) @ 40 oz/a plus AMS @ 17 lb/100 gal to BCSE trap crop areas to control weeds in soybeans.

2024-07-18 Herbicide Application Applied Glyphosate (Roundup PowerMAX 3) plus AMS at 17 lbs/100 gal to soybeans to control weeds and kill switchgrass