Long Term Slurry on Grassland Experiment, Soil Organic Matter Network, Northern Ireland
Entry ID: DANI.Slurry

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Summary
Abstract: This experiment was initiated in 1970 at a site that was originally
temperate deciduous woodland. It then was an estate farm until the
agricultural institute founded in 1926. The area was cut grassland,
predominantly Lolium perenne L. sward immediately before the
experiment was established.

The experiment consists of a single land-use, cut grassland (3 cuts
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Related URL
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 54.45   S: 54.43   E: -6.41   W: -6.43
Min Depth: SURFACE Max Depth: 15 CM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
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 3.5 m
Length of smallest plot is 8.5 m
Width of largest plot is 28 m
Length of largest plot is 51 m
Slope: 5% . Shape: Convex
Width of Discard Strip around plot: 0.5m

b) Details of replication, randomization and controls
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Originating Center
Data Center
Agricultural and Environmental Science Division, Agriculture and Food Science for Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.afsni.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PETER CHRISTIE
Phone: +44 028 9025 5335
Email: drpeterchristie at aol.com
Contact Address:
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Agri-Environment Branch
18a Newforge Lane
City: Belfast
Province or State: BT9 5PX
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 028 9025 5335
Email: drpeterchristie at aol.com
Contact Address:
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Agri-Environment Branch
18a Newforge Lane
City: Belfast
Province or State: BT9 5PX
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
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Publications/References
Anderson, R. & Christie, P. 1992. Silage quality and the long term
application of animal slurries to grassland. Third British
Grassland Society Research Conference, pp. 117-118.

Anderson, R. & Christie, P. 1995. Effect of long-term application of
animal slurries to grassland on silage quality assessed in
laboratory silos. Journal of the Science of Food and ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-16
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