Agronomic Yields - Alfalfa — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Yields from the alfalfa (treatment 6) harvests of the Main Cropping System Experiment at the LTER Main Site.

This datatable is part of the Agronomic Yields in Row Crop Agriculture dataset. This data set contains information about agronomic yields for the Main Cropping System Experiment which include treatments 1-4 (corn – wheat – soybean rotations) and after 1994 treatment 6 (alfalfa). Agronomic yields are measured during normal crop harvest; yields are determined by machine harvesters appropriate to each crop as described in the Agronomic protocol.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: May 1992 to June 2012
Dataset: KBS020
Datatable ID: KBS020-003.69
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2020-07-10
Variate Description Units
date date of the harvest
treatment treatment
replicate replicate
crop crop harvested
yield t ha dry yield in metric tons per hectare tonne/hectare

Data Excerpt

date treatment replicate crop yield_t_ha
2012-06-13 T6 R6 Medicago sativa L. 4.5
2012-06-13 T6 R5 Medicago sativa L. 4.26
2012-06-13 T6 R4 Medicago sativa L. 4.83
2012-06-13 T6 R3 Medicago sativa L. 4.36
2012-06-13 T6 R2 Medicago sativa L. 3.9
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