Plant tissue P concentrations — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Archived Plant samples were analyzed from their P concentration.

This datatable is part of the Phospohorus Balance in Long Term Agricultural Ecosystems dataset.

Phosphorus (P) budgets for cropping systems show whether there is a net surplus or deficit, which relates to the sustainability of production as well as the potential for P export, a major driver of eutrophication. We analyzed P inputs (fertilization and atmospheric deposition) and outputs (harvest and leaching losses) over seven years at the Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: January 2009 to January 2019
Dataset: KBS144
Datatable ID: KBS144-001.3
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
year year the sample was taken
site sample site
treatment experimental treatment name
replicate replicate plot
species species sampled
fraction plant fraction that was sampled
phosphorus phosphorus concentration of the material in percent %

Data Excerpt

year site treatment replicate species fraction phosphorus
2009 MCSE T2 R2 Glycine max L. (*) stover 0.0615
2009 MCSE T2 R3 Glycine max L. (*) stover 0.0615
2009 MCSE T2 R4 Glycine max L. (*) stover 0.0565
2009 MCSE T2 R5 Glycine max L. (*) stover 0.059
2009 MCSE T1 R1 Glycine max L. (*) grain 0.6
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