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Research Project: Strengthening the Analysis Framework of G x E x M under Climate Uncertainty

Location: Plant Physiology and Genetics Research

Title: Field experimental data for crop modeling of wheat growth response to nitrogen fertilizer, elevated CO2, water stress, and high temperature

Author
item KASSIE, BELAY - University Of Florida
item Kimball, Bruce
item JAMIESON, PETER - New Zealand Institute For Crop & Food Research
item BOWDEN, J - Department Of Food And Agriculture Western Australia
item SAYRE, KEN - International Maize & Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
item GROOT, J - International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
item PINTER, PAUL - Retired ARS Employee
item La Morte, Robert
item Hunsaker, Douglas - Doug
item Wall, Gerard - Gary
item LEAVITT, STEVEN - University Of Arizona
item White, Jeffrey
item ASSENG, SENTHOLD - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/12/2017
Publication Date: 2/12/2018
Citation: Kassie, B.T., Kimball, B.A., Jamieson, P.D., Bowden, J.W., Sayre, K.D., Groot, J.R., Pinter, P., La Morte, R.L., Hunsaker, D.J., Wall, G.W., Leavitt, S.W., White, J.W., Asseng, S. 2018. Field experimental data for crop modeling of wheat growth response to nitrogen fertilizer, elevated CO2, water stress, and high temperature. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 4:9-15.

Interpretive Summary: Crop growth models are valuable tools for predicting the likely effects of global change on future agricultural productivity, as well as being a management aid to today’s farmers. However, to be reliable, they must be tested against real field experimental data as much as possible. Therefore, datasets from five experiments covering a wide range of growing conditions were assembled for wheat growth. The data include an experiment on the interactive effects of elevated CO2 by water and elevated CO2 by nitrogen fertilizer application from a Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment (FACE) at Arizona in USA by ARS and University of Arizona researchers and others; a nitrogen rate fertilizer experiment from three locations and two years in The Netherlands; water deficit experiments at Lincoln in New Zealand and at Cunderdin in Australia; and a temperature sensitivity experiment at Obregon in Mexico. The data consist of 65 experimental treatments with more than 1000 detailed observations. This research will benefit all consumers of wheat-based food, including meat from animals that are fed wheat.

Technical Abstract: Field experimental data of five experiments covering a wide range Field experimental data of five experiments covering a wide range of growing conditions are assembled for wheat growth and cropping systems modeling. The data include (i) an experiment on interactive effects of elevated CO2 by water and elevated CO2 by nitrogen fertilizer application from a Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment (FACE) at Arizona in USA; (ii) a nitrogen rate fertilizer experiment from three locations and two years in The Netherlands; (iii) water deficit experiments at Lincoln in New Zealand and (iv) at Cunderdin in Australia; and (v) a temperature sensitivity experiment at Obregon in Mexico. Overall, the data sets consist of 65 experimental treatments with more than 1000 observations, with time series of development and growth, soil water and soil nitrogen dynamics, yield and yield components, daily weather, soil characteristics, and cultivar descriptions. These data have been used in various agronomic and crop modeling studies.