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Title: Daily topsoil mineral nitrogen: AC0116, Midlothian, 2012-2013
Related Party - Organisation (Author): SRUC
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Scottish Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Welsh Assembly Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): DAERA Northern Ireland
On a SRUC research farm near Penicuik, eastern Scotland (sandy loam topsoil texture), direct N2O-N emissions were measured from replicated (x3) plots (6 x 12 m) arranged in a randomised block design. Cattle slurry (c.40 m3/ha), broiler litter (5.7 t/ha in autumn, 8 t/ha in spring) and layer manure (14.5 t/ha in autumn and 16.4 t/ha in spring) were applied to cereal stubble in the autumn (early-October) and to winter wheat in the spring (early-April). Cattle FYM (c.30 t/ha) was also applied in the autumn. The cattle slurry was applied using watering cans simulating trailing hose and surface broadcast application and the solid manures were spread by hand. In the autumn the surface broadcast cattle slurry and the poultry manures were incorporated within 24 hours of application. An untreated control treatment was included where no manure was applied. This dataset contains topsoil mineral nitrogen values measured to a depth of 0-10 cm. Measurements were taken from all treatments, on selected days when nitrous oxide flux measurements were also made. In both the spring and autumn, the first measurement is a 'background' measurement i.e. before any treatments were applied. ND = not determined. 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 mineral nitrogenArable landWinter wheatSandy soilsTop soil
Geographic Keywords: Midlothian
Observed Properties: Ammonium-nitrogenDateExperimental blockingExperimental treatmentNitrate-nitrogenSampling depthYear
Parameter: Block number
Parameter: Depth of soil sampling
Parameter: Measurement date
Parameter: Soil ammonium-nitrogen content
Parameter: Soil nitrate-nitrogen content
Parameter: Treatment
Parameter: Year experiment started

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): -3.34
    Longitude (East): -3.06
    Latitude (South): 55.79
    Latitude (North): 55.94

Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-09-20 End Date/Time:  2014-04-10
Result Time: 2014-04-10
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-09-20 End Date/Time:  2014-04-10
Feature of Interest: biosphere
Publication Date: 2017-04-05

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

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