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Data from: Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success

    Field-based, partial life table data for immature stages of silverleaf whitefly on 6 host plants including alfalfa, broccoli, spring and fall cantaloupe, cotton, ornamental lantana, and several species of annual weeds in Maricopa, Marana and Yuma Arizona, USA. Data provide the marginal, cause-specific mortality for eggs, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th instar nymphs collectively and stage-specific marginal mortality for each stage over all causes.

    Legacy Phosphorus and Potassium Correlation Experiments: Qulin, Missouri

      Correlation experiments for P and K were conducted from 1968-1973 at a research farm in Qulin, Missouri to better define the relationships between soil tests, crop yields, and fertilizer treatments. Three crop rotations each were conducted for P and K trials (ranges C, D, E, F, G, and H), and included corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, and sorghum.

      NWISRL South Farm Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Kimberly, Idaho

        NWISRL South Farm Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Kimberly, Idaho We report N2O emissions along with CO2 and CH4 from a silage corn (2013)–barley (2014)–alfalfa (2015) rotation under conventional tillage and sprinkler irrigation. The main study objectives were to evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced-efficiency fertilizer (SuperU; stabilized granular urea with urease and nitrification inhibitors) to reduce N2O emissions when compared to granular urea, and determine GHG emissions from fall-applied dairy manure or composted dairy manure and spring-applied dairy manure.

        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

          Carbon Crops Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network and Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices in Morris, Minnesota

            The overall goal of the Carbon Crop study, established in 2000, was to assess strategies for increasing soil C sequestration including converting to no till systems and including perennial grasses (e.g., switchgrass and big bluestem) Overall, the goal of the study has remained constant, although individual treatments were changed after an incremental soil sampling, in response to new hypotheses and questions.

            Alternative Biomass Production Study for Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices in Morris, Minnesota

              The Tillage Study was established in 1997 to assess the effect of a variety of tillage intensities on soil C. The initial eight treatments included no-tillage, moldboard + disk tillage, chisel tillage, and fall and spring residue management, with or without strip-tillage and strip-tillage + subsoiling (Archer and Reicosky, 2009). In 2004, treatments were reduced to no-tillage, moldboard tillage, and fall and spring residue management without strip-tillage, but all had an early or late planting date. The last comprehensive set of soil samples were collected in 2006.

              Alfalfa Response to Potassium Rate and Timing of Application

                Alfalfa production is a key component of livestock production in Tennessee. Alfalfa has the ability to take up luxury amounts of potassium, which can lead to high plant tissue K concentrations and lower concentrations of other nutrients. The objectives of this research were to determine 1) whether Tennessee K recommendations for alfalfa were sufficient and accurate, and 2) if splitting K applications impacted alfalfa yield.

                Irrigation Residue Removal Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network and Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices in Lincoln, Nebraska

                  USDA-ARS REAP Study (Ithaca, NE) - NEMEIRR Sustainable intensification of high-yielding production systems may help meet increasing demands for food, fuel, and fiber worldwide. Specifically, corn stover is being removed by producers for livestock purposes, and stover is also targeted as a primary 2nd generation biofuel feedstock. The NEMEIRR experimental objectives are to quantify how stover removal (no removal, moderate removal, high removal) and tillage management (no-till, disk) affect crop yields, soil organic carbon, soil greenhouse gas emissions, and other soil responses (microbial community structure, function; soil health). This experiment is conducted in a fully irrigated continuous corn system in the western Corn Belt, and soil and plant measurements have been taken since study establishment in 2001.