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Stover and Residual Stover Biomass and Cover Crop Yield — GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment

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Corn stover (dried stalks and leaves remaining after grain harvest) and residual corn stover (remaining biomass after machine harvest of stover) dry matter yield are given here for KBS and Arlington GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment treatments G1-G4. Microplots were established to determine the efficacy of the stover harvesting machinery.

Cover crops were added to treatments G2-G4 in 2013. Cover crop yield is also given in the data table.

Starting in 2015 stover residue was windrowed and is reported in

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Agronomic Yields dataset. This data set contains information about agronomic yields for the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment, the Stover Removal Experiment and the Unfertilized/fertilized Experiment at Kellogg Biological Station and Arlington and also for the GLBRC Scale-up experiment and Switchgrass N-rate experiments at KBS. Perennial treatments include herbaceous perennials- switchgrass, miscanthus, grass mix, old field and prairie (G5,G6, G7, G9 and G10) and poplar trees (G8) . Annual treatments include continuous corn (G1), and during 2008-2011 corn-soybean–canola rotations (G2-G4). In 2012 ,G2-G4 treatments no longer planted canola and added cover crops to a corn-soy rotation. Agronomic yields are measured during normal crop harvest by machine harvesters appropriate to each crop as described in the GLBRC Agronomic Protocol.


Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Data available from: January 2008 to January 2017
Dataset: GLBRC081
Datatable ID: GLBRC081-004.133
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Last Updated 2023-05-04
Variate Description Units
crop year year of the growing season
harvest date harvest date
site location of experiment
treatment experimental treatment
replicate replicate block nested in treatment
fraction part of the plant that was harvested
field section section of the field harvested
area harvested ft2 area harvested squarefoot
dry matter yield kg ha yield as dry matter kg/ha
moisture at harvest percent moisture measured at harvest %
comments comment on data row

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Data Excerpt

crop_year harvest_date site treatment replicate fraction field_section area_harvested_ft2 dry_matter_yield_kg_ha moisture_at_harvest comments
2020 2020-11-19 KBS GLBRC Intensive Site G1 R2 corn stover main 9842.25 3163.0 21.5
2020 2020-11-19 KBS GLBRC Intensive Site G1 R3 corn stover main 9842.25 3157.0 19.8
2020 2020-11-19 KBS GLBRC Intensive Site G1 R4 corn stover main 9842.25 3494.0 27.5
2020 2020-11-19 KBS GLBRC Intensive Site G1 R5 corn stover main 9842.25 3433.0 19.2
2019 2019-11-04 KBS GLBRC Intensive Site G1 R2 corn stover main 9842.25 4988.0 35.1
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