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MaLi Fallow Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Mandan, North Dakota

posted on 2024-02-13, 14:01 authored by Mark Liebig

The ‘Management Strategies for Soil Quality’ study was established in 1993 by Dr. Don Tanaka (USDA-ARS-NGPRL) to evaluate long-term impacts of minimum and no-till cropping systems on crop yield, precipitation use, and soil properties. The study was designed with six crop sequences (whole plot) each split by tillage type (split plot). All phases of each crop sequence are present every year, and treatments are replicated three times.

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Data contact name

Liebig, Mark

Data contact email


U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • irregular


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ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

fallow; Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network; North Dakota; soil quality; no-tillage; crop yield; cropping sequence; grazing management; global warming potential; Great Plains region; steppes; continental climates; evaporation; atmospheric precipitation; growing season; highlands; loess; Wisconsin; silt; Chernozems; Haplustolls; soil surveys; indigenous species; pastures; forage; Bouteloua gracilis; Hesperostipa comata; Pascopyrum smithii; Koeleria pyramidata; Poa pratensis; Carex filifolia; Carex inops subsp. heliophila; Agropyron desertorum; plowing; protocols; yearlings; steers; stocking rate; drought; forage production; ammonium nitrate; grassland management; greenhouse gases; headspace analysis; soil sampling; cold storage; sieving; water content; drying; combustion; pH; carbon dioxide; soil density; soil profiles; application rate; soil depth; nitrous oxide; methane; thawing; air temperature; solar radiation; soil water; aboveground biomass; models; data collection; fermentation; soil air; tractors; carbon sinks

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 212

Primary article PubAg Handle

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Mark Liebig (2020). MaLi Fallow Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Mandan, North Dakota. U.S. Department of Agriculture .