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Research Project: Sustainable Agricultural Systems for the Northern Great Plains

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Title: Data from: ‘Soil resistance under grazed intermediate wheatgrass’

item Liebig, Mark
item Hendrickson, John

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/13/2023
Publication Date: 10/16/2023
Citation: Liebig, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R. 2023. Data from: ‘Soil resistance under grazed intermediate wheatgrass’. Ag Data Commons.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Intermediate wheatgrass [Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkw. & D.R. Dewey subsp. intermedium] is a high-yielding cool-season grass with adaptable uses for grazing, haying, and soil restoration. Despite its adaptability, adoption of intermediate wheatgrass has been limited due to inadequate stand longevity under grazing stress. A study was conducted near Mandan, ND USA to investigate if stand longevity of intermediate wheatgrass was affected by changes in soil properties due to grazing. Soil data from this study included measurements of soil bulk density, soil pH, soil organic carbon, and total soil nitrogen on a Wilton silt loam soil (USDA: Fine-silty, mixed, superactive frigid Pachic Haplustoll). Measurements were made in May 1997 (baseline) and again in May 2004 following four years of grazing. Data may be used to understand soil property responses to grazed perennial forages. Data are generally applicable to rainfed conditions under a semiarid Continental climate for the following associated soil types: Temvik, Grassna, Linton, Mandan, and Williams.