PBG10 Soil physical and chemical characteristics in the Patch-Burn Grazing experiment at Konza Prairie

Summary

Short name: 

PBG10

Abstract: 

PBG datasets are associated with a long-term, large-scale study that is addressing the effects of fire-grazing interactions in the context of a Patch-Burn Grazing management system designed to promote grassland heterogeneity. Effects of patch-burn grazing management on plant and animal diversity and the nature and variety of wildlife habitat are being assessed in two replicate management units, each consisting of three pastures (watersheds) designated C03A/C03B/C03C and C3SA/C3SB/C3SC. In each patch-burn grazing unit, one watershed is burned and two that are left unburned in a given year. The burning treatments are rotated annually so that each pasture is burned every third year. Each patch-burn grazing unit is paired with an annually-burned pasture for comparison with traditional grazing systems (C01A and C1SB). All grazing units are stocked with cow/calf pairs from approximately 1 May until 1 Oct at a stocking density equal to 3.2 ha per cow/calf. To examine the impact of patch burning and grazing in all 8 units, we monitor changes in plant species composition, residual biomass, grassland bird populations, insect populations, small mammal populations, soil nutrients, and stream water quality1 (1C3SA/C3SB/C3SC unit only). The KSU Department of Animal Science monitors cattle performance, including weight gain and body condition to assess the economic feasibility of using patch-burn management on a widespread basis.

This data set focuses on measuring bulk density, soil organic matter, pH, cation exchange capacity, soil cations (Ca++, Mg++, Na+), phosphorous and total Kjeldahl nitrogen of soils at the vegetation transects in C3SA, C3SB, C3SC. C1SB, C3A, C3B, C3C, and C1A.

Data set ID: 

124

Data sources: 

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label: RecYear
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecMonth
  • Label:
  • Definition: Month of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM
  • Missing values: None specified
RecDay
  • Label:
  • Definition: Day of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD
  • Missing values: None specified
Watershed
  • Label:
  • Definition: watershed (C3SA, C3SB, C3SC. C1SB, C3A, C3B, C3C, and C1A)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Soil
  • Label:
  • Definition: soil type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Rep
  • Label:
  • Definition: replication
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Depth
  • Label:
  • Definition: depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
pH
  • Label:
  • Definition: ph
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BrayP
  • Label:
  • Definition: bray p
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: ppm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Na
  • Label:
  • Definition: Na
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: ppm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values: None specified
K
  • Label:
  • Definition: K
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
Mg
  • Label:
  • Definition: Mg
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: ppm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
Ca
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ca
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: ppm
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
TotalC
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total C
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
TotalN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total N
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.001
  • Missing values: None specified
NH4
  • Label:
  • Definition: NH4 (ug N/g)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
NO3
  • Label:
  • Definition: NO3 (ug N/g)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 to Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Publication Date: 

Monday, November 12, 2018
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