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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!

Weighing Lysimeter Data for The Bushland, Texas Maize for Grain Datasets

    This dataset consists of six years of weighing lysimeter data for six seasons of maize grown for grain at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Laboratory (CPRL), Soil and Water Management Research Unit (SWMRU), Bushland, Texas (Lat. 35.186714°, Long. -102.094189°, elevation 1170 m above MSL) for 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013, 2016, and 2018. Maize was grown on four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field. The datasets for individual season years consist of soil water content, weather, crop growth and yield, agronomic calendar, water balance (evapotranspiration, precipitation, dew/frost, irrigation), and lysimeter energy and water balance data. This particular dataset contains lysimeter soil water storage and drainage data, and data from in-soil and above-soil sensors. Properties sensed included wind speed, air temperature and relative humidity, components of the radiation balance (e.g., net radiation, incoming and reflected shortwave, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), incoming and reflected longwave, thermal infrared emitted by the plant/soil surface), soil heat flux, soil temperature, and soil volumetric water content at certain depths. Not all properties where always sensed in any one year.

    Growth and Yield Data for the Bushland, Texas Maize for Grain Datasets

      This dataset consists of growth and yield data for six seasons of maize grown for grain at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Laboratory (CPRL), Soil and Water Management Research Unit (SWMRU), Bushland, Texas (Lat. 35.186714°, Long. -102.094189°, elevation 1170 m above MSL) for 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013, 2016, and 2018. Maize was grown on four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field. The entire datasets for individual season years consist of soil water content, weather, crop growth and yield, agronomic calendar, water balance (evapotranspiration, precipitation, dew/frost, irrigation), and lysimeter energy and water balance data. This dataset focuses on the maize growth and yield data.

      Standard Weather Data for the Bushland, Texas, Large Weighing Lysimeter Experiments

        This dataset consists of weather data for six seasons of maize grown for grain at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Laboratory (CPRL), Soil and Water Management Research Unit (SWMRU), Bushland, Texas (Lat. 35.186714°, Long. -102.094189°, elevation 1170 m above MSL) for 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013, 2016, and 2018. Maize was grown on four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field. The entire datasets for individual season years consist of soil water content, weather, crop growth and yield, agronomic calendar, water balance (evapotranspiration, precipitation, dew/frost, irrigation), and lysimeter energy and water balance data. This dataset focuses on the weather data

        Agronomic Calendars for the Bushland, Texas Maize for Grain Datasets

          This dataset consists of agronomic calendars for six seasons of maize grown for grain at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Laboratory (CPRL), Soil and Water Management Research Unit (SWMRU), Bushland, Texas (Lat. 35.186714°, Long. -102.094189°, elevation 1170 m above MSL) for 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013, 2016, and 2018. Maize was grown on four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field. The entire datasets for individual season years consist of soil water content, weather, crop growth and yield, agronomic calendar, water balance (evapotranspiration, precipitation, dew/frost, irrigation), and lysimeter energy and water balance data.

          The Bushland, Texas Maize for Grain Datasets

            This parent dataset links to six seasons of datasets on maize grown for grain at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Laboratory (CPRL), Soil and Water Management Research Unit (SWMRU), Bushland, Texas (Lat. 35.186714°, Long. -102.094189°, elevation 1170 m above MSL) for 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013, 2016, and 2018. Maize was grown on four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field. The datasets for individual season years consist of soil water content, weather, crop growth and yield, agronomic calendar, water balance (evapotranspiration, precipitation, dew/frost, irrigation), and lysimeter energy and water balance data.

            The Bronson Files, Dataset 8, Field 113, 2016

              Dr. Kevin Bronson provides this dataset representing the first of three consecutive years of cotton and nitrogen management experimentation in Field 113. Included, is an intermediate analysis mega-table of correlated and calculated parameters, laboratory analysis results generated during the experimentation, plus high-resolution plot level intermediate data analysis tables of SAS process output, as well as the complete raw data sensor recorded logger outputs.

              The Bronson Files, Dataset 7, Field 13, 2015

                Dr. Kevin Bronson provides a second year of water management in cotton agricultural research experiment dataset for compute, including notation of field events and operations, an intermediate analysis mega-table of correlated and calculated parameters, and laboratory analysis results generated during the experimentation, plus high-resolution plot level intermediate data analysis tables of SAS process output, as well as the complete raw data sensor recorded logger outputs.

                The Bronson Files, Dataset 6, Field 13, 2014

                  Dr. Kevin Bronson provides a unique nitrogen and water management in cotton agricultural research dataset for compute, including notation of field events and operations, an intermediate analysis mega-table of correlated and calculated parameters, and laboratory analysis results generated during the experimentation, plus high-resolution plot level intermediate data analysis tables of SAS process output, as well as the complete raw data sensor recorded logger outputs.

                  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.

                    The Bronson Files, Dataset 4, Field 105, 2013

                      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 2013 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. Yield and seed information is presented.