The USDA-Agricultural Research Service carried out a water productivity field trial for irrigated maize (Zea mays L.) at the Limited Irrigation Research Farm (LIRF) facility in northeastern Colorado in 2008 through 2011. The dataset includes daily measurements of irrigation, precipitation, soil water storage, and plant growth; daily estimates of crop evapotranspiration; and seasonal measurement of crop water use and crop yield. Soil parameters and hourly and daily weather data are also provided. The dataset can be useful to validate and refine maize crop models.
The data are presented in spreadsheet format. The primary data files are the four annual LIRF Maize 20xx.xlsx files that include the daily water balance and phenology, final yield and biomass data, and crop management logs. Annual LIRF Weather 20xx.xlsx files provide hourly and daily weather parameters including reference evapotranspiration. The LIRF Soils.xlsx file gives soil parameters. Each spreadsheet contains a Data Descriptions worksheet that provides worksheet or column specific information. Comments are embedded in cells with specific information. A LIRF photos.pdf file provides images of the experimental area, measurement processes and crop conditions.
- Data Dictionariesxlsx Dataset data dictionary
Data descriptions of all the data resources (also included in their...
- LIRF Methodologypdf
Description of data files, data, and data collection methodology for the...
- LIRF Photo Logpdf
Photos of the LIRF Water Productivity field trials and instrumentation.
- LIRF Maize 2008xlsx
Water balance and yield data for 2008 LIRF field trial
- LIRF Maize 2009xlsx
Water balance and yield data for 2009 LIRF field trial
- LIRF Maize 2010xlsx
Water balance and yield data for 2010 LIRF field trial
- LIRF Maize 2011xlsx
Water balance and yield data for 2011 LIRF field trial
- LIRF Weather 2008xlsx
LIRF hourly and daily weather data for 2008
- LIRF Weather 2009xlsx
LIRF hourly and daily weather data for 2009
- LIRF Weather 2010xlsx
LIRF hourly and daily weather data for 2010
- LIRF Weather 2011xlsx
LIRF hourly and daily weather data for 2011
- LIRF Soilsxlsx
LIRF soil maps, soil texture, moisture retention, and chemical constituents...
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POLYGON ((-104.63919639587 40.446155404075, -104.63919639587 40.449159989004, -104.6345615387 40.449159989004, -104.6345615387 40.446155404075))
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N.E. of Greeley Colorado; 40°26’ N, 104°38’ W,
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January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011
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005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
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005:18 - Agricultural Research Service