Morrow Plots, Long Term Agriculutral Experiment, Illinois
Entry ID: UI.Morrow

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Summary
Abstract: The exact origin of the Morrow plots on the campus of the University
of Illinois is obscure, but they are reputed to be the oldest
continuous agronomic research study in the USA. Some evidence
indicates that the plots were established in 1876, however the first
yield records begin in 1888 when the Illinois Agricultural Experiment
Station began. Included with the records are notes stating that the
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Description: This page provides very detailed information about the Morrow plots,
as well as photographs, figures, and diagrams.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.2   S: 40.0   E: -88.2   W: -88.24
Min Depth: SURFACE Max Depth: 1 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1876-01-01
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > FERTILIZERS Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS Parameter Definition
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Quality a) Details of the plots

Width of smallest plot is 55 m
Length of smallest plot is 85 m
Slope: 1.2% . Shape: Uniform
Details of direction of cultivation: E-W at right-angles to the
long-axis
Width of Bare Strip around plot: 3m
Details of homogeneity of the plots: See Darmody & Peck (1995) [see
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Data Center
Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/
Dataset ID: morrow plots

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT G. DARMODY
Phone: 217-333-9489
Fax: 217-333-9817
Email: rdarmody at uxl.cso.uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Illinois
Department of Crop Sciences
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
W-201 Turner Hall
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801-4798
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 217-333-9475
Fax: 217-333-9817
Email: s-aref at uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Illinois
Department of Crop Sciences
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
W-201 Turner Hall
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801-4798
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Boone, L.V. 1968. The Morrow Plots - a national historic landmark,
Illinois Research, Vol 10,3-4.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-31
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