ARDN (Agricultural Research Data Network) annotations for "Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) - Field trial data from Live Oak, Florida". The ARDN project (https://data.nal.usda.gov/ardn) is a network of datasets harmonized and aggregated using a common vocabulary termed ICASA. ICASA is a recommended data dictionary by USDA NAL (https://data.nal.usda.gov/data-dictionary-examples) described in detail here: www.tinyurl.com/icasa-mvl.
Research was conducted at the North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley, located near Live Oak, Florida (30°18’22” N, 82°54’00” W). Corn, carrots, peanuts, and rye (cover crop) were grown on Hurricane, Chipley, and Blanton soil complexes that are all over 90% sand. The experimental design utilized a randomized complete block design with split plot that incorporated two fields with eight blocks (treatment replicates) and fifteen plots per block. The main plots contained four irrigation treatments, and the sub-plots contained three different nitrogen rates. The SMS irrigation treatment contained three additional nitrogen treatments. The north field in the study (System 2) was a corn-cover crop-peanut-cover crop rotation, while the south field (System 1) was a corn-carrot-peanut-cover crop rotation. During each growing season, soil moisture was monitored using capacitance type soil moisture sensors, soil nitrogen was measured through bi-weekly soil samples at four depths, and biomass was collected four times with the final sample being collected just prior to harvest.