Skip to main content
Dryad logo

Data from: Corn grain and stover nutrient uptake responses from sandy soil treated with designer biochars and compost

Citation

Novak, Jeffrey; Watts, Donald; Sigua, Gilbert; Ducey, Thomas (2022), Data from: Corn grain and stover nutrient uptake responses from sandy soil treated with designer biochars and compost, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n5tb2rbxf

Abstract

This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript,  Corn grain and stover nutrient uptake responses from sandy soil treated with designer biochars and compost. 2021. Agronomy. 11(5):942. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11050942.

Biochars are used for soil fertility improvement because they may contain certain elements that plants use as nutrients, however, few studies have demonstrated enhanced crop nutrient uptake. Our study examined nutrient uptake responses of corn (Zea Mays L.) grain and stover over 4 years (Y) after a Goldsboro loamy sand (Fine-loamy, siliceous, sub-active, thermic Aquic Paleudults) received different designer biochars and a compost. The designer biochars were produced from lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) chip (PC), poultry litter (PL), blends with switchgrass (SG; Panicum virgatum), and a SG compost alone.

Methods

Methods are described in the manuscript  https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11050942

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.