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Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) - Field trial data from Live Oak, Florida: ARDN products

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posted on 2024-02-21, 19:39 authored by Meng Zhang, Cheryl PorterCheryl Porter

ARDN (Agricultural Research Data Network) annotations for "Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) - Field trial data from Live Oak, Florida". The ARDN project ( is a network of datasets harmonized and aggregated using a common vocabulary termed ICASA. ICASA is a recommended data dictionary by USDA NAL ( described in detail here:

ARDN provides dataset annotations which facilitate interoperability. For information on how to use ARDN annotations and other data products, see

Research was conducted at the North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley, located near Live Oak, Florida (30°18’22” N, 82°54’00” W). Corn, carrots, peanuts, and rye (cover crop) were grown on Hurricane, Chipley, and Blanton soil complexes that are all over 90% sand. They contain very little organic material or clays and have very low water holding capacity. The experimental design utilized a randomized complete block design with split plot that incorporated two fields with eight blocks (treatment replicates) and fifteen plots per block. The main plots contained four irrigation treatments, and the sub-plots contained three different nitrogen rates. The SMS irrigation treatment contained three additional nitrogen treatments. The plots were 12 m x 6 m separated by 6 m alleys. Each block was separated by a 12 m alley. The north field in the study (System 2) was a corn-cover crop-peanut-cover crop rotation, while the south field (System 1) was a corn-carrot-peanut-cover crop rotation. During each growing season, soil moisture was monitored using capacitance type soil moisture sensors, soil nitrogen was measured through bi-weekly soil samples at four depths, and biomass was collected four times with the final sample being collected just prior to harvest. Biomass included dry weight of separate plant tissues as well as Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) and yield.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: ARDN SC2 for FACETS Field trial data from Live Oak, Florida.

    File Name: FACETS-SC2.json

    Resource Description: ARDN sidecar 2 file which allows dataset to be automatically interpreted and translated to end user formats.

    Resource Software Recommended: AgMIP / ARDN Data Factory,url:


USDA-NIFA: 2017-68007-26319

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: 21894


Data contact name

Porter, Cheryl H.

Data contact email


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Intended use

ARDN network of interoperable data. See and These data are comprised of irrigation/precipitation events, crop biomass, yields, soil moisture, and soil nitrogen concentration from a corn-fallow-peanut rotation, corn-cover-peanut rotation, and a corn-carrot-peanut rotation. They were intended to answer questions about the interaction between fertilization rates and irrigation scheduling methods and lend themselves well to modeling applications.

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Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

North Florida Research and Education Center, Live Oak, Florida

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • farming

Ag Data Commons Group

  • ARDN

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

aquifers; Florida; corn; carrots; peanuts; rye; cover crops; sand; water holding capacity; nitrogen; crop rotation; soil water; soil sampling; biomass; total Kjeldahl nitrogen; leaching; irrigation scheduling; soil management; nitrogen fertilizers; fertilizer application; fertilizer rates; crop yield

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Zhang, Meng; Porter, Cheryl H. (2022). Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) - Field trial data from Live Oak, Florida: ARDN products. Ag Data Commons.

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