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Agronomic Soil Chemistry - KBS Scaleup sites

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Soil samples are taken annually (usually in the Fall) for fertilizer recommendations and analyzed for pH, lime index, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, cation exchange capacity and organic matter.

KBS samples are analyzed by the Michigan State University Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory .

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Scaleup Soil Properties dataset. Soil properties measured on the GLBRC scaleup sites


Experiment: GLBRC Scale-up Experiment
Data available from: October 2008 to November 2020
Dataset: GLBRC124
Datatable ID: GLBRC088-009.37
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Last Updated 2022-02-17
Variate Description Units
sample date date of sample collection
site experimental location
treatment experimental treatment
treatment name treatment description
station sampling location
campaign type of soil sampling
pH soil pH
lime index indicator of potential acidity
p ppm phosphorus concentration mg/kg
k ppm potassium concentation mg/kg
ca ppm calcium concentration mg/kg
mg ppm magnesium concentraton mg/kg
zn ppm zinc concentration mg/kg
s ppm sulfur_concentration mg/kg
b ppm boron concentration mg/kg
top depth upper depth of soil sample centimeter
bottom depth lower depth of soil core centimeter
est cec estimated cation exchange capacity

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Data Excerpt

sample_date site treatment_name treatment station campaign ph lime_index p_ppm k_ppm ca_ppm mg_ppm zn_ppm s_ppm b_ppm top_depth bottom_depth est_cec
2021-11-18 KBS Marshall Farms CRP-Reference M4 S9 surface sample 6.0 70.0 88.0 209.0 937.0 96.0 0 25 6.0209
2021-11-18 KBS Marshall Farms CRP-Reference M4 S8 surface sample 6.0 70.0 67.0 184.0 933.0 88.0 0 25 5.87013
2021-11-18 KBS Marshall Farms CRP-Reference M4 S7 surface sample 5.6 69.0 76.0 222.0 876.0 100.0 0 25 6.98256
2021-11-18 KBS Marshall Farms CRP-Reference M4 S6 surface sample 6.0 69.0 69.0 229.0 1156.0 97.0 0 25 8.37551
2021-11-18 KBS Marshall Farms CRP-Reference M4 S5 surface sample 6.0 70.0 100.0 197.0 878.0 78.0 0 25 5.54513
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