Submitted to: Dryad Digital Repository
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2022
Publication Date: 3/2/2022
Citation: Novak, J.M., Watts, D.W., Sigua, G.C., Ducey, T.F. 2022. Data from: Corn grain and stover nutrient uptake responses from sandy soil treated with designer biochars and compost. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n5tb2rbxf.
Technical Abstract: This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript, Novak, J.M., Watts, D.W., Sigua, G.C., Ducey, T.F. 2021. Corn grain and stover nutrient uptake responses from sandy soil treated with designer biochars and compost. Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11050942. Biochars are used for soil fertility improvement because they may contain certain elements that plants use as nutrients, however, few studies have demonstrated enhanced crop nutrient uptake. Our study examined nutrient uptake responses of corn (Zea Mays L.) grain and stover over 4 years (Y) after a Goldsboro loamy sand (Fine-loamy, siliceous, sub-active, thermic Aquic Paleudults) received different designer biochars and a compost. The designer biochars were produced from lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) chip (PC), poultry litter (PL), blends with switchgrass (SG; Panicum virgatum), and a SG compost alone.