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Data from: Loamy sand soil approaches organic carbon saturation after 37 years of conservation tillage

Citation

Novak, Jeffrey et al. (2022), Data from: Loamy sand soil approaches organic carbon saturation after 37 years of conservation tillage, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.kd51c5b7v

Abstract

This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript, Loamy sand soil approaches organic carbon saturation after 37 years of conservation tillage. Conservation tillage is reported to increase soil organic carbon (SOC) and total nitrogen (TN) contents, but long-term (>30 yr) field results quantifying the responses in Coastal Plain Ultisols are sparse. The distribution, accumulation, and topsoil storage of SOC and TN after 37 yr of crop production using conventional (CvT) or conservation tillage (CnT) on a Norfolk loamy sand (fine-loamy, kaolinitic, thermic, Typic Kandiudults) were quantified. Soil samples were collected annually from the 0−5-, 5−10-, and 10−15-cm depth increments beneath corn (Zea mays L.), soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) crops.

Methods

Methods are described in the manuscript https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20184

Usage Notes

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

Funding