Agronomic Yields of Wheat Straw — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Dry matter wheat straw yields for entire plots of MCSE Treatments 1 and 2 when wheat is grown in rotation. Since 2004, wheat straw is harvested, baled and weighed in T1 and T2 plots using commercial-sized farming equipment; it is chopped back into T3 and T4 plots. Before 2004, it was baled and removed from all treatments.

This datatable is part of the Agronomic Yields of Row Crops dataset.

This dataset contains the agronomic yields of row crop treatments of the Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE) at the LTER Main Site and includes corn––soybean–winter wheat rotations (T1-T4), managed differently since 1989, and alfalfa (T6, 1994-2017) which was converted to switchgrass (T6) in 2019. Agronomic yields are measured during normal crop harvest using machine harvesters appropriate to each crop as detailed in the KBS Aglog.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: July 2010 to July 2019
Dataset: KBS020
Datatable ID: KBS020-005.90
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Last Updated 2024-03-18
Variate Description Units
date the harvest date
treatment Treatment code
description Treatment description
replicate replicate
crop the crop
yield kg ha straw yield in kg/ha kg/ha
year the year the crop was harvested
Agronomic Yields

Data Excerpt

date treatment description replicate species yield_kg_ha year
2019-07-26 T2 No-till Management R6 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 2287.0 2019.0
2019-07-25 T2 No-till Management R5 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 2062.0 2019.0
2019-07-25 T2 No-till Management R4 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 2197.0 2019.0
2019-07-25 T2 No-till Management R3 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 1950.0 2019.0
2019-07-25 T2 No-till Management R2 Triticum aestivum L. (*) 2152.0 2019.0
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