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Data from: Carbon Fluxes from a Spring Wheat-Corn-Soybean Crop Rotation Under No-Tillage Management

The increase in corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production in rainfed cropping systems of the northern Great Plains has altered the delivery of ecosystem services from agricultural land. A study was conducted to quantify carbon balance of a spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)-corn-soybean rotation under no-till management using eddy covariance techniques over a 3-yr period. Paired field sites with the same soil type near Mandan, ND USA were used for the study. Data from the study included fluxes of carbon dioxide and water vapor, precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, photosynthetically active radiation, soil temperature, soil water content, vegetation phenology, green chromatic coordinate, aboveground biomass, leaf area index, and grain yield. Data were used to generate estimates of net ecosystem exchange, ecosystem respiration, gross ecosystem production, net ecosystem carbon balance, evapotranspiration, vapor pressure deficit, relative greenness of vegetation, and carbon-, water-, and light-use efficiencies. Data are generally applicable to rainfed conditions under a semiarid Continental climate for Temvik-Wilton silt loams (fine silty, mixed, superactive, frigid Typic and Pachic Haplustolls) and related soil types (i.e., Grassna, Linton, Mandan, and Williams).

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-100.950978 46.775561)
POINT (-100.925719 46.761311)
Ag Data Commons
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
The study sites, fields h5 and i2, are within the Area 4 SCD (Soil Conservation District of the USDA NRCS) Cooperative Research Farm <https://www.area4farm.org/> near Mandan, ND, USA.
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Saliendra, Nicanor
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service