Organic and Mineral Fertilizers II, N and C Balances, Long Term Soil Organic Matter Database, Switzerland
Entry ID: SAR.RAC.Fertilize

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Abstract: This experiment began in 1963 at a cool temperate site. Before the
experiment began, the soil has been cultivated for at least 20 years
according to standard agricultural recommendations, including crop
rotation, tillage, fertilization and plant protection. The soil at
the site is a brown calcereous sandy soil.

The experiment consists of the following land uses and treatments:
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.5   S: 46.3   E: 6.24   W: 6.22
Min Depth: SURFACE Max Depth: 90CM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr J.A. Neyroud
Dataset Title: Organic and Mineral Fertilizers II, N and C balances, RAC. P11
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1963-01-01
Quality a) Details of the plots

Width of smallest plot is 5 m
Length of smallest plot is 12.5 m
Slope: 3% . Shape: Uniform
Details of direction of cultivation: Parallel to long-axis of plot
Width of Bare Strip around plot: 3m
Width of Discard Strip around plot: 0.5m
Details of homogeneity of the plots: Southern tip shallower than rest
of the plot

b) Details of replication, randomization and controls

There are at least 4 replicates in the experiment.
The experiment has a randomized plot design.
There are control plots described as follows:

One main treatment with systematic crop residue removal
Access Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
European Soil Organic Matter Network, Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Soil Organic Matter Network, Rothamsted Research Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +44 (0)1582 763133 x2110
Fax: +44 (0)1582 760981
Email: Pete.Falloon at
Contact Address:
Agriculture & Environment Division,
Rothamsted Research,
Herts. AL5 2JQ UK.
Phone: +41 22 3634318
Fax: +41 22 3621325
Contact Address:
(Federal Research Station for Plant Production at Changins, Swiss
Agricultural Research)
Station Federale de Recherche Agronomique de
Changins RAC
City: Nyon
Postal Code: CH-1260
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-31
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