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Sweet corn response to banded phosphorus in the Willamette Valley

    Six field experiments were conducted during 2012 and 2013 in the Willamette Valley, OR to evaluate corn ear yield and quality response to starter P fertilizer and whether current Oregon State University recommendations for starter P application are supported by recent data with contemporary corn varieties and production practices. While yield was not impacted by starter P fertilizer addition at any site-year, visual symptoms of P deficiency were observed at the site with the lowest soil test P value (42 mg kg-1). This research supports a 50 mg kg-1 P sufficiency threshold for modern sweet corn varieties.

    Data from: Late-season corn stalk nitrate measurements across the US Midwest from 2006 to 2018

      This dataset is based on field-guided corn stalk nitrate test surveys across the US Midwest from 2006 to 2018. In total, measurements from 10,675 corn fields were collected which represents 32,025 corn stalk nitrate measurements. Nitrogen form (commonly referred to as N source10) and the total N rate applied, US state, year of harvest, and climatic conditions are included for each site-year (trial location by growing season combination). When available, previous crop, manure source, tillage, and timing of N application are also included.

      A Survey to Evaluate the Current Status of Land Grant University and State Department of Agriculture Soil Fertility Recommendations and Analytical Methods

        Results of a survey to collect contemporary information from our land-grant university colleagues working in soil fertility. The goals of the survey were to gain a better understanding of the current status of soil testing across the U.S. to inform future collaborative efforts among states and regions, and to identify where opportunities exist to harmonize recommendation guidelines. The objectives were to collect information about state soil test recommendations, fertilization philosophy, analytical methods, and the provenance of correlation and calibration data that support soil-test-based recommendations.

        LTAR Phosphorus Budget Summary

          Surface agronomic P budgets for 61 cropping systems using field-scale P flux data across 24 research sites in the United States and Canada. Data are representative of P inputs and outputs associated with the production of each crop in a respective rotation year, ranging from 1 to 10 rotation years. This dataset provides a comparison of field-scale soil surface P fluxes and phosphorus budgets across sites and cropping systems.

          The Bronson Files, Dataset 5, Field 105, 2014

            Active optical proximal wheat canopy sensing spatial data and including additional related metrics such as canopy thermal and height are presented. Agronomic nitrogen and irrigation management related field operations are listed. Unique research experimentation intermediate analysis table is made available, along with the raw data. The raw data recordings, and annotated table outputs with calculated VIs are made available. Plot polygon coordinate designations allow a re-intersection spatial analysis. Data was collected in the 2014 season at Maricopa Agricultural Center, Arizona, USA. High throughput proximal plant phenotyping via electronic sampling and data processing method approach is exampled. Acquired data using USDA Maricopa first mobile platforms, such as the Proximal Sensing Cart Mark1, SAS and GIS compute processing output tables, including Excel formatted examples are presented, where data tabulation and analysis is available. The weekly proximal sensing data collected include canopy reflectance at six wavelengths, ultrasonic distance sensing of canopy height, and infrared thermometry. Ten levels gradient irrigation application from linear move sprinkler system were applied. Soil physical texture and fertility chemistry results are available. Durum wheat data includes in-season biomass and plant N content, final total biomass, grain yield, grain nitrogen, and yellow berry assessment.

            Farming Systems Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Morris, Minnesota

              Tillage is decreasing globally due to recognized benefits of fuel savings and improved soil health in the absence of disturbance. However, a perceived inability to control weeds effectively and economically hinders no-till adoption in organic production systems in the Upper Midwest, USA. A strip-tillage (ST) strategy was explored as an intermediate approach to reducing fuel use and soil disturbance, and still controlling weeds. An 8-year comparison was made between two tillage approaches, one primarily using ST the other using a combination of conventional plow, disk and chisel tillage [conventional tillage (CT)].

              Data from: Soil carbon and nitrogen data during eight years of cover crop and compost treatments in organic vegetable production

                This article includes the raw data, descriptive data (means) and inferential statistics (95% confidence intervals) on the effects of compost and cover cropping over an 8 year period in the Salinas Organic Cropping Systems (SOCS) experiment including: (1) changes in soil total organic C and total N concentrations and stocks and nitrate N (NO3-N) concentrations over 8 years, (2) cumulative above ground and estimated below ground C and N inputs, cover crop and crop N uptake, and harvested crop N export over 8 years, (3) soil permanganate oxidizable carbon (POX-C) concentrations and stocks at time 0, 6 and 8 years, and (4) cumulative, estimated yields of lettuce and broccoli (using total biomass and harvest index values) over the 8 years.

                APEX – Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender Model

                  Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) has components for routing water, sediment, nutrients, and pesticides across complex landscapes and channel systems to the watershed outlet as well as groundwater and reservoir components. A watershed can be subdivided as much as necessary to assure that each subarea is relatively homogeneous in terms of soil, land use, management, and weather. APEX was constructed to evaluate various land management strategies considering sustainability, erosion (wind, sheet, and channel), economics, water supply and quality, soil quality, plant competition, weather, and pests. The routing of water, sediment, nutrient, and pesticide capabilities are some of the most comprehensive available in current landscape-scale models and can be simulated between subareas and channel systems within the model. APEX can perform long-term continuous simulations for modeling the impacts of different nutrient management practices, tillage operations, conservation practices, alternative cropping systems, and other management practices on surface runoff and losses of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutant indicators.