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Deherain Plots, Long Term Cropping/Soil Experiment, France
Entry ID: INRA.Deherain

Abstract: The Deherain long-term field experiment was started in 1875 to study the
impact of fertilization on crop yield. Before 1875, the soil was
cultivated with alfalfa without fertilization. Between 1929 and 1986,
the plots were under a wheat-sugarbeet rotation. Since 1987, the
plots have been cultivated with maize.

The average climatic conditions at the experimental site are:

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 54.47   S: 54.45   E: -2.4   W: -2.5
Min Depth: SURFACE Max Depth: 50CM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sabine Houot
Dataset Title: Deherain plots
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1875-01-01
Quality a) Details of the plots
Width of smallest plot is 10 m
Length of smallest plot is 10 m
Slope: 1% . Shape: Uniform
Details of direction of cultivation: Perpendicular to long-axis of
Width of Discard Strip around plot: 1m
Details of homogeneity of the plots: ... View entire text
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Data Center
European Soil Organic Matter Network, Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Soil Organic Matter Network, Rothamsted Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Deherain plots

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: 33 1 30815401
Fax: 33 1 30815396
Email: Sabine.Houot at
Contact Address:
INRA, Unite de Science du Soil
City: Thiverval-Grignon
Postal Code: 78850
Country: France
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Houot, S. & Chaussod, R. (1995) Impact of agricultural practices on the
size and activity of the microbial biomass in a long-term field
experiment. Biol. Fertil. Soils 19: 309-316.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-25