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Growth and Yield Data for the Bushland, Texas, Sorghum Datasets

    This dataset consists of growth and yield data for sorghum [*Sorghum bicolor* (L.)] 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) in 1988, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 through 2007, 2014, and 2015 (13 years). In 2006 and 2007, sorghum was also grown for forage. Sorghum was grown on from one to four large, precision weighing lysimeters, each in the center of a 4.44 ha square field, and in those surrounding fields. Water management treatments ranged from irrigation replenishing crop water use fully every week (full) to deficit irrigations ranging down to 1/3 of full, and to dryland cropping without irrigation. Irrigation application methods included sprinkler and subsurface drip irrigation. 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 sorghum growth and yield data.

    Evaluating accuracy of DNA pool construction based on white blood cell counts

      Pooling individual samples prior to DNA extraction can mitigate the cost of DNA extraction and genotyping; however, these methods need to accurately generate equal representation of individuals within pools. This data set was generated to determine accuracy of pool construction based on white blood cell counts compared to two common DNA quantification methods. The dataset includes: 1) pooling allele frequencies (PAF) for all pools and individual animals computed from normalized intensities for red (X) and green (Y); PAF = X/(X+Y). 2) Genotypes or number of copies of B(green) allele (0,1,2). 3) Definitions for each sample.

      Data from: Temporal and agricultural factors influence E. coli survival in soil and transfer to cucumbers

        Data from the current study were collected to examine the survival of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli and transfer to cucumbers grown in same field in two separate years. Soil moisture, total nitrogen, nitrate, total carbon, soluble carbon, soluble solids, rainfall, soil temperature and air temperature, along with the number of days needed for E. coli to decline by 4 log CFU/gdw, were included in random forest models used to a) predict 4-log declines of E. coli inoculated to soils and b) transfer of E. coli to cucumbers from soils with different biological soil amendments.

        SGP97 Surface: NOAA/ATDD Little Washita, Oklahoma Long Term Flux Site

        NAL Geospatial Catalog
          The temporal coverage for this dataset is as follows: Begin datetime: 1997-05-31 00:00:00, End datetime: 1997-08-09 23:59:59. NOAA/ATDD (Tilden Meyers) started operation of a long term flux monitoring site near the Little Washita watershed in Oklahoma in 1996. Half-hourly observations of wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, pressure, incoming global radiation, incoming and outgoing visible radiation, net radiation, ground heat flux, precipitation, wetness, skin temperature, soil temperature (at 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 cm), average wind vector speed, kinematic shear stress, streamwise velocity variance, crosswind velocity variance, vertical velocity variance, sensible heat flux, latent energy flux, CO2 flux and soil moisture at 20 cm (started 5 June 1997).

          Sorption Isotherm Spreadsheet

            Spreadsheet from the paper entitled: On the Use of Linearized Langmuir Equations by C.H. Bolster and G.M. Hornberger, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2007, 71(6): 1796-1806.