GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

Soil Bulk Density — GLBRC Scale-up Experiment

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Soil bulk density of surface and deep core samples taken from fields of the GLBRC Scale-up Experiment.

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Scale-up Soil Properties dataset. Soil properties of fields at Lux Arbor Reserve (L1-L3) and Marshall Farm (M1-M4) planted to corn (L1, M1), switchgrass (L2, M3), and restored prairie (L3, M2) in 2010 after a 2009 no-till soybean crop in all fields to convert tilled corn-soybean-wheat rotations (AGR) at Lux Arbor and fields in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at Marshall Farm to no-till bioenergy crops. One field at Marshall Farm (M4) remained as CRP brome grass to serve as a reference. Each field has 10 sampling stations (S1-S10) around which most soil sampling occurs.


Experiment: GLBRC Scale-up Experiment
Data available from: April 2009 to November 2021
Dataset: GLBRC124
Datatable ID: GLBRC088-006.63
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Last Updated 2022-10-11
Variate Description Units
sample date date the sample was collected
site experiment location
treatment name treatment_description
treatment experimental treatment
station sampling point
top depth cm upper depth of sample (actual centimeter
bottom depth cm lower depth of soil sample (actual) centimeter
nominal top depth the nominal top depth of the core centimeter
nominal bottom depth the nominal bottom depth of the core (the depth that was attempted) centimeter
core diameter diameter of the soil core centimeter
gravel free bulk density bulk density of the gravel free soil fraction (gravel >4 mm removed) grams/cubiccentimeter
total bulk density bulk density, including gravel grams/cubiccentimeter
comments comments about the row
campaign type of soil sampling

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Data Excerpt

sample_date site treatment_name treatment station top_depth_cm bottom_depth_cm nominal_top_depth nominal_bottom_depth core_diameter gravel_free_bulk_density total_bulk_density comments campaign
2021-11-17 KBS Lux Arbor Reserve AGR-Corn L1 S1 0.0 10.0 0.0 10.0 7.6 1.3681 1.3681 No rocks deep core sampling
2021-11-17 KBS Lux Arbor Reserve AGR-Corn L1 S1 10.0 25.0 10.0 25.0 7.6 1.7237 1.7482 deep core sampling
2021-11-17 KBS Lux Arbor Reserve AGR-Corn L1 S1 25.0 50.0 25.0 50.0 7.6 1.7192 1.7287 deep core sampling
2021-11-17 KBS Lux Arbor Reserve AGR-Corn L1 S1 50.0 96.0 50.0 100.0 7.6 1.6535 1.8083 deep core sampling
2021-11-17 KBS Lux Arbor Reserve AGR-Corn L1 S10 0.0 10.0 0.0 10.0 7.6 1.5406 1.5776 deep core sampling
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