GLBRC Sustainability Data Catalog

KBS GLBRC Intensive Site Crop History

Crop history on GLBRC Intensive Site (“field 98”) prior to the start of the GLBRC project. Field 98-1 (5.8 acres) is approximately the field area west of the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment, field 98-2 (23.4 acres) is approximately the northern section of the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment where blocks 1-3 are located and field 98-3 (26 acres) is approximately the southern section of the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment where blocks 4-5 are located.

Prior to 1988, field 98 was managed by the KBS Dairy Farm. Crop rotations or rotation duration for specific years prior to 1988 can not be identified. With relative confidence we can say that the crops produced prior to 1988 consisted of four types: alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and wheat. By verbal communication from KBS Dairy Farm members KBS has owned/managed field 98 in 1980 and most likely as far back as the 1950’s-1960.

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Experiment dataset. Baseline and general data for the GLBRC Experiments.

Note

Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Data available from: January 1988 to December 2007
Dataset: GLBRC083
Datatable ID: GLBRC083-011.41
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Last Updated 2017-01-26
Variate Description Units
year crop year
field id Field identifier used prior to the GLBRC project. See the description of these field locations in the data table description above.
crops crops planted in given year
blocks GLBRC BCSE blocks and KBS GLBRC Intensive Site experiments.

Data Excerpt

year field_id crops blocks
1988 98-1 Alfalfa/Corn Biofuel Productivity Exp, Switchgrass Productivity Exp., etc. along western border of Intensive site
1989 98-1 Corn Biofuel Productivity Exp, Switchgrass Productivity Exp., etc. along western border of Intensive site
1990 98-1 Corn Biofuel Productivity Exp, Switchgrass Productivity Exp., etc. along western border of Intensive site
1991 98-1 Corn Biofuel Productivity Exp, Switchgrass Productivity Exp., etc. along western border of Intensive site
1992 98-1 Corn Biofuel Productivity Exp, Switchgrass Productivity Exp., etc. along western border of Intensive site
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