Narrative Agronomic Field Log — GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment

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Log of the agronomic activities on the GLBRC Intensive site

This datatable is part of the KBS GLBRC Experiment dataset.

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Consortium Sustainably Experiment activity logs and background information.


Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Data available from: April 2008 to November 2019
Dataset: KBS058
Datatable ID: KBS058-001.55
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
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obs date date the activity was done
comment description of the activity

Data Excerpt

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2024-05-30 soil finished fields prior to planting. Also soil finished small plot inside Plant Ecology Field Lab for Robin Waterman Research.
2024-05-24 Planted soybeans in the T8nt plots and the south side of the GLBRC Trap Crop Area. Equipment Used: Planted with the JD 7420a tractor and JD 1590 no till drill. Variety: Planted Pioneer P18A73E Enlist E3 soybeans. Drill was set on 25 with the cups in the D setting which is the 2nd notch from the top. It was planted at 3.5 mph. Variety: Planted Pioneer P18A73E Enlist E3 soybeans (untreated seed). The P18A73E soybeans contained 3,246 seeds/lb. Seeding Rate: 150,000 seeds/A Planting depth: 1.25 inch. Row spacing: 15 inches (Every other row was plugged on the drill and planted with the back gang only.)
2024-05-23 Fertilized GLBRC Main Site treatments G2 (5, 3, 2, 1, and 4) sorghum plots. Knifed in 30 gallons/A of 28% liquid fertilizer. 28% fertilizer weighs 10.67 lbs per gallon so this equals about 90 lbs of actual N/A. Knifed on 30 inch centers 6-8 inches deep.
2024-05-23 Planted GLBRC Main Site G2 sorghum all replications, reps 5,2,3,1 and 4. Variety Planted: Iowa State University HPS5500. Planting Depth: 1.25 to 1.50 inches. Planting Population: 6.45 lbs per acre. Seed Treatment: Iowa State University HPS5500 was treated with Concep III (seed safener), Apron XL (systemic fungicide) and Maxim 4FS (systemic insecticide). No seed tag or label was available with the seed lot that was sent from Iowa State. Planted with John Deere 1590 no-till drill. Half of the rows were blocked to plant in 15 inch rows. Drill setting #8.5 with feed cups on top setting (closed as much as possible). Down pressure was at 1,000 psi. Gauge wheels were set with 4 notches open on each side below the set point.
2024-05-23 Sprayed GLBRC G1, G2 and G3 plots (all Reps) with herbicide tank mix containing Dual II Magnum and Acuron. G3 Soybeans (reps 2, 3, 5, 4, and 1) sprayed with tank mix of Liberty at 32 oz/A and Dual II Magnum at 1.33 pints/A. G2 Sorghum (1, 4, 5, 2, and 3) sprayed with tank mix of Liberty at 32 oz/A, Dual II Magnum at 1.33 pints/A, and Atrazine at 1 quart/A. G1 Corn (1, 5, 4, 2, and 3) sprayed with tank mix of Liberty at 32 oz/A, Dual II Magnum at 1.33 pints/A, Atrazine at 1 quart/A, and Acuron at 2.5 quarts/A. REI is 24 hours. Safe Reentry on Friday May 24 at 7:00 PM. Application began at 3:00 pm and concluded at 7:00 pm. Weather conditions at 3:00 pm: 75.5°F Wind: 6.72 mph from West 29.0% RH Weather conditions at 7:00 pm 75.5°F Wind: 5.78 mph from Northwest 26.7% RH
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