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Title: Soil moisture data: AC0213, Nottinghamshire, 2011
Related Party - Organisation (Author): ADAS UK Ltd.
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
On a commercial dairy farm near Newark, central England (clay loam topsoil texture), direct nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia emissions were measured from replicated (x3) plots (12 x 14 m) following spring applications of manufactured nitrogen (N) fertilisers to grassland. A control treatment was included where no N fertiliser was applied. Ammonium nitrate (AN) fertiliser (34.5% N) or urea fertiliser (46% N) was applied at a rate of 120 kg N/ha in two equal split applications (late-February and late-March), with or without the commercially available nitrification inhibitor - dicyandiamide (DCD). The DCD was applied in a solution (15 kg DCD/ha) and sprayed onto the plots immediately after N fertiliser application. The N supplied by the DCD was accounted for in the 120 kg N/ha. As separate treatments, AN and urea fertiliser were also applied in four equal splits in late-February, early-March, late-March and early-April i.e. 'little and often'. This dataset contains measurements of soil moisture as soil water-filled pore space (%) taken on the same days as nitrous oxide emissions measurements were made. NA = not applicable. The first measurement is a 'background' measurement i.e. before any treatments were applied. Water-filled pore space values are the mean of three blocks. The measurements were taken across all treatments in each block. If the data file is downloaded/opened in excel, dates may appear as dd-mm-yy instead of the standard yy-mm-dd.
Subject Keywords: Soil water contentGrassland soilsClay soils
Geographic Keywords: Nottinghamshire
Observed Properties: DateExperimental treatmentSampling depthSoil water-filled pore spaceYear
Parameter: Depth of soil sampling
Parameter: Measurement date
Parameter: Treatment
Parameter: Water-filled pore space
Parameter: Year experiment started

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): -1.00
    Longitude (East): -0.73
    Latitude (South): 53.00
    Latitude (North): 53.16

Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2011-02-17 End Date/Time:  2012-02-17
Result Time: 2012-02-17
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2011-02-17 End Date/Time:  2012-02-17
Feature of Interest: biosphere
Publication Date: 2017-02-03

This data is made available under the terms of the FBA Licence.

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