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Ag Data Commons migration begins October 18, 2023

The Ag Data Commons is migrating to a new platform – an institutional portal on Figshare. Starting October 18 the current system will be available for search and download only. Submissions will resume after the launch of our portal on Figshare in November. Stay tuned for details!

Rangeland Analysis Platform: Monitor rangelands across the USA

    The Rangeland Analysis Platform ( rangelands.app) is a free online application that provides simple and fast access to geospatial vegetation data for U.S. rangelands. The tool was developed to provide landowners, resource managers, conservationists, and scientists access to data that can inform land management planning, decision making, and the evaluation of outcomes. The Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) uses innovative cloud computing technology to provide maps and analysis opportunities straight to your desktop, delivered securely and instantaneously.

    Data from: Release and establishment of the weevil Mecinus janthiniformis for biological control of Dalmatian toadflax in southern California

      We monitored populations of the stem weevil, Mecinus janthiniformis, the invasive alien weed Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) and other vegetation to document the impact of using M. janthiniformis as a biological control agent of L. dalmatica. Weevils were released in 2008 and again in 2014 after a wild fire. The results document increases and spread of weevil populations, decrease in Dalmatian toadflax and changes in cover of some vegetation classes.

      Crop Sequence Calculator Version 3.1

        The Crop Sequence Calculator software is an interactive program for viewing crop sequencing information. The Crop Sequence Calculator program is designed to assist agricultural managers determine workable cropping sequences for the northern Great Plains. Version (3.1) contains the previous version (3.0) and adds new information gathered from additional cropping sequence research, as well as supplemental information related to use of annual crops as cover crops.

        Data from: Range size, local abundance and effect inform species descriptions at scales relevant for local conservation practice

          This study describes how metrics defining invasions may be more broadly applied to both native and invasive species in vegetation management, supporting their relevance to local scales of species conservation and management. A sample monitoring dataset is used to compare range size, local abundance and effect as well as summary calculations of landscape penetration (range size × local abundance) and impact (landscape penetration × effect) for native and invasive species in the mixed-grass plant community of western North Dakota, USA.

          Data from: Effects of conifer treatments on soil nutrient availability and plant composition in sagebrush steppe

            Conifer control in sagebrush steppe of the western United States causes various levels of site disturbance influencing vegetation recovery and resource availability. The data set presented in this article include growing season availability of soil micronutrients and levels of total soil carbon, organic matter, and N spanning a six year period following western juniper (*Juniperus occidentalis* spp. *occidentalis*) reduction by mechanical cutting and prescribed fire of western juniper woodlands in southeast Oregon. These data can be useful to further evaluate the impacts of conifer woodland reduction to soil resources in sagebrush steppe plant communities.