Agronomic Yields - Grain Crops — Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment

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Agronomic yields of grain crops from the Cellulosic Biofuel Biodiversity Experiment located at the LTER Main Site.

This datatable is part of the Cellulosic Biofuels Diversity Experiment dataset. The Cellulosic Biofuels Diversity Experiment is an additional long-term study located within the LTER Main Site complex, in which a series of 12 different cropping systems vary in species makeup and nitrogen input. Treatments include continuous corn, corn-soybean, two variations of switchgrass fertilized differently, a C3 – C4 grass mix, and prairie grasses native to Michigan with different numbers of species. Switchgrass varieties are Cave-in rock (commercial non-native) and Southlow commercial native). Prairie grasses include switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans),

Treatment plots are 9.1 by 27m (30 × 40 feet) replicated in each of 4 randomized blocks. The study site was established in 2008. Click on the image for a printable map of the study area.


Experiment: Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment
Data available from: October 2008 to October 2019
Dataset: KBS083
Datatable ID: KBS083-001.43
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2022-02-21
Variate Description Units
Date harvest date
Plot plot that was harvested
Treatment treatment applied to the plot
Crop crop harvested
Yield bu a grain yield in bushel/acre bu/ac
Yield kg ha grain yield in kg/ha kg/ha

Data Excerpt

date plot treatment crop yield_bu_a yield_kg_ha
2009-10-17 108 CE1 Corn 122.97054 7731.4927
2009-10-17 202 CE1 Corn 50.60023 3181.3745
2009-10-17 304 CE1 Corn 70.87669 4456.211
2009-10-17 401 CE1 Corn 97.3171 6118.592
2009-10-22 112 CE2 Soybeans 33.016438 2224.1074
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