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Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health projects-v2

    This version-2 expands and updates the first dataset from the Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health (DSP4SH) initiative. The dataset represents the data gathered, processed, and curated using scientifically based approaches to evaluate dynamic soil properties as soil health metrics. This dataset comprises of raw data collected from assessment of dynamic soil properties that may change due to agricultural land management.

    Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health projects

      This dataset represents the first dataset from the Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health (DSP4SH) initiative. The dataset represents the data gathered, processed, and curated using scientifically based approaches to evaluate dynamic soil properties as soil health metrics. This dataset comprises of raw data collected from assessment of dynamic soil properties that may change due to agricultural land management.

      Agricultural land use by field: Upper Mississippi River Basin 2010-2020

        This database is structured around individual farm fields as the unit of record, providing a framework that enables land use to be assessed at the same scale that agricultural land uses shift, at an annual time step, and at the scale at which conservation practices are implemented. It is beneficial to document agricultural land cover and its rates of change to understand responses of watershed, landscape, and agroecosystem processes to changes in land use and to identify viable approaches that can be customized for local adoption and mitigate environmental impacts from agricultural production.

        Geospatial Measurements of Soil Electrical Conductivity, Soil Salinity, and Soil Saturation Percentage in Irrigated Farmland

          The data are from soil salinity surveys conducted on California irrigated farmland between 1991 and 2017. The data consist of: (i.) geolocated field survey measurements of bulk soil electrical conductivity (ECa) and (ii.) laboratory determinations of soil salinity (ECe) and saturation percentage (SP) made on soil core sections extracted from the surveyed fields. The data comprise 277,624 ECa measurements and 8,575 ECe and SP determinations.

          Agricultural land use by field: Nebraska 2010-2020

            This database is structured around individual farm fields as the unit of record, providing a framework that enables land use to be assessed at the same scale that agricultural land uses shift, at an annual time step, and at the scale at which conservation practices are implemented. It is beneficial to document agricultural land cover and its rates of change to understand responses of watershed, landscape, and agroecosystem processes to changes in land use and to identify viable approaches that can be customized for local adoption and mitigate environmental impacts from agricultural production.

            Agricultural land use by field: Illinois 2010-2020

              This database is structured around individual farm fields as the unit of record, providing a framework that enables land use to be assessed at the same scale that agricultural land uses shift, at an annual time step, and at the scale at which conservation practices are implemented. It is beneficial to document agricultural land cover and its rates of change to understand responses of watershed, landscape, and agroecosystem processes to changes in land use and to identify viable approaches that can be customized for local adoption and mitigate environmental impacts from agricultural production.

              LTAR Upper Mississippi River Basin - Morris - Swan Lake Research Farm Phenocam

              NAL Geospatial Catalog
                The PhenoCam network is collecting color and near infrared images year-round using cameras in fixed positions on agricultural lands including a site located on the Swan Lake Research Farm. The network effort was initiated in 2015 at this long-term, plot-scale research site. The camera at the research farm on focused a plot-scale, replicated research study that was established in 1997 to assess the long-term impacts of various tillage management options on soil organic carbon

                Transforming Drainage Research Data (USDA-NIFA Award No. 2015-68007-23193)

                  This dataset contains research data compiled by the “Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes” project a.k.a. Transforming Drainage (https://transformingdrainage.org). These data began in 1996 and include plot- and field-level measurements for 39 experiments across the Midwest and North Carolina. Practices studied include controlled drainage, drainage water recycling, and saturated buffers. In total, 219 variables are reported and span 207 site-years for tile drainage, 154 for nitrate-N load, 181 for water quality, 92 for water table, and 201 for crop yield.

                  Agricultural land use by field: Wisconsin 2010-2019

                    This database is structured around individual farm fields as the unit of record, providing a framework that enables land use to be assessed at the same scale that agricultural land uses shift, at an annual time step, and at the scale at which conservation practices are implemented. It is beneficial to document agricultural land cover and its rates of change to understand responses of watershed, landscape, and agroecosystem processes to changes in land use and to identify viable approaches that can be customized for local adoption and mitigate environmental impacts from agricultural production.