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Stover and Residual Stover Biomass and Cover Crop Yield

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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.

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: GLBRC081-004.107
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Last Updated 2020-07-10
Variate Description Units
year year of the growing season
harvest date harvest date
site location of experiment
treatment experimental treatment
replicate replicate block nested in treatment
wi plot id Arlington plot code
fraction part of the plant that was harvested
field section section of the field harvested
area harvested ft2 area harvested squarefoot
dry matter yield mg ha yield as dry matter Mg/ha
moisture at harvest percent moisture measured at harvest %
comments comment on data row

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Data Excerpt

year harvest_date site treatment replicate wi_plot_id fraction field_section area_harvested_ft2 dry_matter_yield_mg_ha moisture_at_harvest comments
2017 2017-10-30 Arlington G1 R1 101 corn stover main 10468.52 7.620 45.3125
2017 2017-10-30 Arlington G1 R2 212 corn stover main 10360.52 7.560 45.8333
2017 2017-10-30 Arlington G1 R3 309 corn stover main 10468.52 7.649 45.5598
2017 2017-10-30 Arlington G1 R4 411 corn stover main 10094.52 7.272 50.3425
2017 2017-10-30 Arlington G1 R5 504 corn stover main 10468.52 7.503 32.8358
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