Agronomic Yields of Cellulosic Crops — Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment

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Agronomic yields of cellulosic crops (CE4-CE12) harvested from the Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment and reported as dry mass.

This datatable is part of the Cellulosic Biofuels Diversity Experiment dataset.

This dataset contains data from the Cellulosic Biofuels Diversity Experiment established in 2008 at the LTER Main Site and consisting of 12 different cropping systems (CE1-CE12) that vary in species makeup and nitrogen input. Treatments include continuous corn, corn-soybean rotations, two varieties of switchgrass fertilized differently, a C3 – C4 grass mix, and prairie grasses native to Michigan with different numbers of species. See the plot map for treatment details and Related Tables for seed species and planting details. Treatment plots are 9 × 27 m replicated in each of 4 randomized blocks. Plots are harvested annually in the fall and crop yields are recorded.


Experiment: Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment
Data available from: November 2010 to October 2019
Dataset: KBS083
Datatable ID: KBS083-003.58
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2024-02-16
Variate Description Units
date harvest date
plot plot that was harvested
treatment treatment that was harvested
crop crop that was harvested
yield tons a dry biomass yield in tons/acre
yield mt ha dry biomass yield in metric tons per hectare
Agronomic Yields

Data Excerpt

date plot treatment crop yield_tons_a yield_mt_ha
2014-10-23 110 CE4 Switchgrass (Cave-in-rock) + N 2.59 5.8
2014-10-23 203 CE4 Switchgrass (Cave-in-rock) + N 3.84 8.61
2014-10-23 302 CE4 Switchgrass (Cave-in-rock) + N 4.11 9.2
2014-10-23 404 CE4 Switchgrass (Cave-in-rock) + N 4.61 10.34
2014-10-23 106 CE5 Switchgrass (Cave-in-rock) no N 2.98 6.68
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