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Uniform Soybean Tests, Northern Region

    The Uniform Soybean Tests, Northern Region, in place since 1941, evaluate yield, disease resistance, and quality traits of public breeding lines from northern states of the USA and Canadian provinces. The annual reports which compile the test results (PDF format) are available, and new reports are added annually.

    NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Great Lakes Region

      America’s Great Lakes — Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario — hold 21 percent of the world’s surface fresh water and host habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species of concern. They provide drinking water for more than 40 million people and economic benefits from fishing and recreation. The Great Lakes Region is also a major agricultural area, with more than 55 million acres of land under production. This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

      Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

        The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model is a process-based, distributed parameter, continuous simulation, erosion prediction model for use on personal computers running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7. The current model version (v2012.8) available for download is applicable to hillslope erosion processes (sheet and rill erosion), as well as simulation of the hydrologic and erosion processes on small watersheds. Included in the download package is the WEPP model (version 2012.8), WEPP Windows interface (August 2012), CLIGEN climate generators (versions 4.3 and 5.3), documentation and example data.

        Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Triticum aestivum (wheat straw), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, May 2017

          Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in May 2017, assesses the maturity of *Triticum aestivum* (wheat straw), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

          REAP (Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices)

            REAP (Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices), formerly known as the Renewable Energy Assessment Project, was initially organized to quantitatively assess the impacts of crop residue (e.g., corn stover) on soil properties. The project's current vision is to revitalize soil health and resiliency, thereby enabling soil resources to meet expanding societal demands while safe-guarding planetary health. Goals include 1) Identifying physical, chemical, or biological parameters and index tools that quantify management effects on carbon sequestration and soil health; 2) Conducting coordinated, quantitative multi-location comparisons of business as usual vs. improved management practices designed to enhance nutrient use efficiency and soil health; 3) Identification of critical indicators and index tools to quantify site-specific soil health and water quality effects; 4) Developing, expanding, and coordinating among ARS teams providing data and databases needed to sustainably supply cellulosic-based bioenergy feedstock and other national natural resource and agricultural challenges.

            Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Herbaceous perennial grasses, Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

              Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of *Panicum virgatum*, *Andropogon gerardii* and *Sorghastrum nutans*, as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

              Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Zea mays (corn stover), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

                Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of *Zea mays* (corn stover) as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

                Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

                  Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of *Andropogon gerardii* (big bluestem) as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

                  Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Sorghum bicolor (sweet sorghum), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

                    Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of Sorghum bicolor (sweet sorghum) as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.

                    Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), Alcohol-to-Jet, Central East, Mar. 2017

                      Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress. The data from this evaluation, compiled in March 2017, assesses the maturity of *Panicum virgatum* (switchgrass), as a feedstock for the Alcohol-to-Jet conversion process in the United States Central East region.