Soil Test Lab Analyses - Agronomic

Analytical results from the MSU Soil Test Lab on soil samples taken periodically from the Resource Gradient Experiment to determine fertilizer recommendations.

This datatable is part of the Resource Gradient Experiment dataset. This study provides a gradient of 9 different rates of nitrogen fertilization under rainfed and irrigated conditions. Irrigation began in 2003. Corn was grown from 2000-2005 and subsequently the crop rotation (wheat, corn, soybean) followed the crop of the LTER main site. Nitrogen applications differ by crop after 2007.

The experiment was moved to its current location on the LTER main site in 2005. The experiment location/history are explained here.

Plots are 5×30 m arranged in each of 4 replicate blocks .

Crop yields, nitrous oxide and soil temperature, moisture and nitrogen data are available for this study.


Experiment: Resource Gradient Experiment
Data available from: September 2011
Dataset: KBS033
Datatable ID: KBS033-005.53
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2017-01-26
Variate Description Units
site experimental site that was sampled
sample date date the sample was taken
treatment treatment where the sample was taken from
replicate replicate plot the sample was taken from
irrigated true if the plot is irrigated, false if it is not
ph pH measured dimensionless
p phosphorus in ppm µg/kg
k potassium in ppm mg/kg
ca calcium in ppm µg/kg
mg magnesium in ppm mg/kg
lime index the lime index

Data Excerpt

site sample_date plot treatment replicate ph p k ca mg lime_index
Resource Gradient Experiment 2011-09-07 101 F1 R1 6.5 29 63 422 83 70
Resource Gradient Experiment 2011-09-07 102 F2 R1 6.7 26 50 636 145 72
Resource Gradient Experiment 2011-09-07 103 F3 R1 6.1 21 42 660 129 70
Resource Gradient Experiment 2011-09-07 104 F4 R1 6.8 21 48 649 167
Resource Gradient Experiment 2011-09-07 105 F5 R1 6.5 19 36 568 141 72
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