Seed species planted on Cellulosic Biofuels Experiment

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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: January 2008 to December 2008
Dataset: KBS083
Datatable ID: KBS083-005.43
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Last Updated 2016-03-03
Variate Description Units
planting year the year the plot was planted
experiment the experiment planted
treatment the treatment planted
species species planted
grass or forb is the species a grass or a forb
ounce per acre seeding rate in ounce per acre ounce/acre

Data Excerpt

planting_year experiment treatment species grass_or_forb ounce_per_acre
2008 Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment CE10 Rudbeckia hirta L. forb 1.3
2008 Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment CE10 Monarda fistulosa L. forb 1.3
2008 Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment CE10 Solidago rigida L. forb 1.3
2008 Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment CE10 Panicum virgatum var. Southlow grass 2.0
2008 Cellulosic Biofuel Diversity Experiment CE10 Desmodium canadense forb 1.3
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