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Data from: Corn stover removal responses on soil test P and K levels in Coastal Plain Ultisols

Citation

Novak, Jeffrey et al. (2022), Data from: Corn stover removal responses on soil test P and K levels in Coastal Plain Ultisols, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.51c59zw9m

Abstract

This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript, Corn stover removal responses on soil test P and K levels in Coastal Plain Ultisols, in Sustainability. 2021. 13:4401.

Corn (Zea mays L.) stover is used as a biofuel feedstock in the U.S. Selection of stover harvest rates for soils is problematic, however, because excessive stover removal may have consequences on plant available phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) concentrations. Our objective was to quantify stover harvest impact on soil P and K concentrations in the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain. Five stover harvest rates (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 percent by weight) were removed for five years (2008 to 2012) from replicated plots on highly weathered, toposequential Coastal Plain Ultisols. Grain and stover mass with P and K concentration data were used to calculate nutrient removal. Mehlich 1 (M1) extractable P and K concentrations and bulk density were used to monitor changes within the soil.

Methods

Methods are described in the manuscript https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084401

Usage Notes

Descriptions corresponding to each data table in the manuscript are placed on separate tabs in the Excel file to clarify abbreviations and summarize the data headings and units.