Agronomic Soil Chemistry — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Soil chemistry of surface (0-25 cm) samples collected annually for MCSE Treatments 1-4 and 6 (since 1992), on a near annual basis for Treatments 5, 7 and 8, and less frequently for the unmanaged sites (TCF, TDF and TCF).

This datatable is part of the Agronomic Soil Chemistry dataset.

Soil samples are typically collected in the fall and sent to an analytical laboratory for nutrient analysis and for fertilizer and liming recommendations for the following spring. Analyses include pH, cation exchange capacity, lime index, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, and boron.

Note

Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: November 1992 to December 2023
Dataset: KBS066
Datatable ID: KBS066-001.63
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients,Disturbance
Repository link: http://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3c4c64c828c5281b28aa355bdcb81363
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Last Updated 2024-02-20
Variate Description Units
Sample Date date the sample was taken on
Treatment main site treatment
Replicate main site replicate
Depth sample depth
pH measured pH
CEC cation exchange capacity in meq/100g soil meq/100g
phosphorus Bray P1 phosphorus mg/kg
potassium potassium mg/kg
calcium calciium mg/kg
magnesium magnesium mg/kg
lime index lime index
zn ppm zinc mg/kg
s ppm sulfur mg/kg
b ppm boron mg/kg
comment comment
year year of the sample
top depth cm the top depth of the sample as measured from the soil surface
bottom depth cm the bottom depth of the sample as measured from the soil surface.
lab the lab that did the analysis
duplicate duplicate sample sent to the lab to determine within sample consistency. 0 means that no duplicates were sent, a number greater than zero are a label for duplicate samples.

Data Excerpt

sample_date treatment replicate depth ph cec phosphorus potassium calcium magnesium lime_index z_ppm s_ppm b_ppm comment year top_depth_cm bottom_depth_cm lab duplicate
2019-10-16 T8 R2 0-25 cm 5.9 8.035769 53.0 129.0 881.0 108.0 68.0 2019 0.0 25.0 MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory 0
2019-10-16 T8 R3 0-25 cm 5.6 9.271667 40.0 104.0 676.0 99.0 66.0 2019 0.0 25.0 MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory 0
2019-10-16 T8 R4 0-25 cm 6.1 9.15359 34.0 95.0 1122.0 108.0 68.0 2019 0.0 25.0 MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory 0
2023-12-08 T1 R1 0-25 cm 5.8 5.1 21.0 90.0 500.0 135.0 0.0 2023 A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc 1
2023-12-08 T1 R2 0-25 cm 6.1 6.4 17.0 92.0 700.0 180.0 0.0 2023 A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc 1
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