Agronomic Yields — MCSE Scale-up Experiment

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Agronomic grain yields of corn, soybean, and wheat harvests, reported at standard moisture, from the commercially managed fields of the MCSE Scale-up Experiment.

This datatable is part of the MCSE Scale-up Experiment dataset.

The MCSE Scale-up Experiment examined the scalability of plot-scale results from the annual cropping systems of the Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE) at the LTER Main Site to field-scale conclusions. The MCSE Conventional (T1), Reduced-input (T3), and Biologically based (T4) management practices were each replicated in three commercially managed fields in the KBS landscape, with each crop in the corn-soybean-wheat rotation as an entry point for a total of 3x3x3 = 27 fields. The experiment was established in 2006 and retired in 2013. Agronomic yields and spatial yields were routinely monitored.


Experiment: MCSE Scale-up Experiment
Data available from: January 2006 to January 2012
Dataset: KBS056
Datatable ID: KBS056-001.55
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2023-12-07
Variate Description Units
field id KBS field id
treatment MCSE treatment
replicate replicate field
year crop year
crop crop planted
acres size of the field
bu acre yield in bu/acre at standard moisture (13% for soybean and wheat, 15.5% for corn) bu/ac
mt ha Metric Tonne per hectare (Mg/ha, based on 1 bushel wheat or soybeans = 60 lbs and 1 bushel corn = 56 lbs)

Data Excerpt

field_id treatment replicate year crop acres bu_acre mt_ha
30-02-01 T1 1 2012 Glycine max L. (*) 14.4 26.0 1.75
32-00-01 T1 1 2012 Zea mays L. (*) 4.6 32.4 2.03
40-00-01 T1 1 2012 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 14.7 63.2 4.25
72-00-01 T1 2 2012 Zea mays L. (*) 11.1 58.9 3.7
71-00-01 T1 2 2012 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 16.6 56.9 3.83
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