Poplar damage assessment — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Poplar damage assessments were conducted by observing all of the trees along particular planting rows (transects) and counting the number of trees with each damage type.

This datatable is part of the Poplar Biomass by Allometric Equations dataset.

Poplars are grown as cellulose crop at the Main Cropping System Experiment. The first rotation was planted at a stocking density of 1 tree per 2 square meter. After the first harvest the trees were allowed to coppice. After the second harvest the trees were replanted. The third rotation was planted at 1 tree per 3.6 square meter. For the first two rotations the species planted was Populus nigra x P. deltoids hybrid for the third rotation it is Populus nigra x P. maximowiczii.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: October 2019
Dataset: KBS094
Datatable ID: KBS094-002.55
Core Areas Primary Production
Repository link: http://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/11813b609a26b343cced93805b25a98b
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
site Site sampled
sample date sample date
plot the plot sampled
transect the transect sampled.
number of trees with caterpillar damage the number of trees in the transect that had visible caterpillar damage
number of missing trees the number of trees in the transect that were missing (died or did not grow)
number of trees with deer damage the number of trees in the transect with visible deer damage
number of trees with rust spots on leaves the number of trees in the transect that had visible rust spots on the leaves

Data Excerpt

site sample_date plot transect number_of_trees_with_caterpillar_damage number_of_missing_trees number_of_trees_with_deer_damage number_of_trees_with_rust_spots_on_leaves
MCSE 2019-10-11 T5R1 2 23 0 10 4
MCSE 2019-10-11 T5R1 3 25 2 12 5
MCSE 2019-10-11 T5R1 4 26 0 7 7
MCSE 2019-10-11 T5R1 5 27 0 1 12
MCSE 2019-10-11 T5R2 1 18 3 6 12
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