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Title: Soil moisture data: AC0111, Cambridgeshire, 2009
Related Party - Organisation (Author): ADAS
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
An experiment was carried out at ADAS Boxworth (Cambridgeshire, average annual rainfall 550mm) on a clay/clay loam soil (35% clay) in harvest season 2010. Cattle slurry (c.50m3/ha) was applied to field-scale (12 m x 48 m) hydrologically isolated plots using trailing hose equipment in August 2009 (to stubble). Each plot was drained with lateral drains at 24 m spacing and 90 cm depth, with gravel backfill to within 30 cm of the surface and secondary mole drains installed at right angles to the lateral drains at 50 cm depth and 2 m spacing. There were 3 replicates of each treatment arranged in a randomised block design. A replicate control plot, receiving no slurry, was also established on each of the slurry treatments. This dataset contains measurements of soil moisture as soil water-filled pore space (%) taken from all treatments on the same days as nitrous oxide emissions measurements were made. The first measurement is a 'background' measurement i.e. before any treatments were applied. For each treatment, the water-filled pore space value shown is the mean of three values measured from 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 contentArable landClay soilsCereal stubbleWinter wheat
Geographic Keywords: Cambridgeshire
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): -0.16
    Longitude (East): 0.11
    Latitude (South): 52.19
    Latitude (North): 52.35

Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2009-08-19 End Date/Time:  2010-07-21
Result Time: 2010-07-21
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2009-08-19 End Date/Time:  2010-07-21
Feature of Interest: biosphere
Publication Date: 2017-04-11

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