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Data from: Comparative farm-gate life cycle assessment of oilseed feedstocks in the Northern Great plains

Geographically specific cradle to farm-gate life cycle analysis data for carinata, camelina, canola, and soybean production for USDA crop management zones (CMZ 01-06 and CMZ18) in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana for no-till agricultural production data from 2010 through 2016. Dataset development was funded by a DOT Regional SunGrant and the State of South Dakota.

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Moeller, Devin
Sieverding, Heidi L.
Stone, James J.
Product Type
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-111.9162594527 49.036427396914, -97.282470390201 49.065228681448, -97.062743827701 47.515716621542, -96.535400077701 46.071706183769, -96.843017265201 45.550986489892, -96.447509452701 45.273340092188, -96.315673515201 42.616174374217, -97.150634452701 42.938730576577, -98.029540702701 42.842140148006, -98.776611015201 43.003040151902, -104.3137203902 43.067282479702, -104.2697750777 45.056449191805, -108.8840328902 45.118502283313, -109.8068844527 45.949621876386, -110.5100094527 46.647927714527, -111.8723141402 48.223208695893, -111.9162594527 48.631456345437))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Great Plains of the United States of America
Temporal Coverage
Equipment or Software Used
Intended Use
The data is intended to demonstrate oilseed feedstock production potential and variability for the Northern Great Plains region of the United States. Camelina and carinata commercial-scale production data was not available at the time this paper was written. Cultivar improvements and commercial level production of these oilseeds will likely improve in the future. This dataset will provide a comparison point for future production. The dataset has been assembled using a basic mass allocation so that it can be used in the future in bioenergy and biofuel LCA models and for system expansion reference.
Use Limitations
This dataset is appropriate for evaluation of dryland no-till oilseed production scenarios for the States of Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Agronomic management practices within this dataset do not include conventional tillage or irrigation. Users should check current regional oilseed cultivar performance and agricultural management practices prior to use, as performance will likely to change as agricultural production techniques evolve and if commercially produced or regionally-adapted cultivars are introduced into production.
Ag Data Commons
Contact Name
Stone, James J.
Contact Email
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Preferred Dataset Citation
Moeller, D., Sieverding, H.L., and Stone, J.J. (2017) Comparative farm-gate life cycle assessment of oilseed feedstocks in the Northern Great Plains. Biophys Econ Resour Qual 2 (13) 16 p.
Primary Article

Moeller, D., Sieverding, H., & Stone, J. (2017). Comparative Farm-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Oilseed Feedstocks in the Northern Great Plains. Biophysical Economics And Resource Quality, 2(4).

Funding Source(s)
U.S. Department of Transportation
Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)
Bureau Code
005:04 - Executive Operations
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Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Plants & Crops
  • Plants & Crops
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioenergy
  • Oilseed
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