Henderson Research Station Conservation Agriculture Long-Term trial

Description
Long-term trial to measure the effects of conservation agriculture systems on soil quality, water dynamics and productivity
Farm operation data?
Sample archive?
Samples available?
 
Data Access Statement
Available to collaborators only
Data license
No data license
Data URL
https://data.cimmyt.org/dataverse/root?q=&types=dataverses&sort=dateSort&order=asc&page=1
Data policy
https://www.cimmyt.org/content/uploads/2019/04/CIMMYT-Research-Data-and-Information-Product-Management-policy-2019-01.pdf
Organization
International Maize & Wheat Improvement Centre
research organisation
Person
Dr Christian Thierfelder
principal investigator

Site: Henderson Research Station

Type
research station field
Local code
HRS
Location
Mazowe
Mashonaland Central Province
Zimbabwe
Geographic location
-17.572072, 30.986926
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Elevation
1281 Metres
Visits permitted?
No
Soil type
arenosol
Soil properties
VariableDepthValue (range)UnitsRef yearEstimated?Baseline?
soil pH – 0.28 Metres4.5
cation exchange capacity – 0.28 Metres3.7 kilogram per mole
sand content – 0.28 Metres77 Percent
silt content – 0.28 Metres16 Percent
clay content – 0.28 Metres7 Percent
soil density – 0.28 Metres1.29 gram per cubic centimetre
Climatic type
humid subtropical / subtropical oceanic highland climate
Climate properties
VariableTime periodValue (range)Units
air temperature21 (15 – 29) degree Celsius
precipitation801 (516 – 1495) millimeter
sun hours12

Design period: (2004—)

Design Type
Randomized complete block design
Description
Plots measure 16 x 20 m
Number of plots
75
Number of replicates
5
Number of harvests per year
1
Crops
CropYears grown
maize
cow peas
sunn hemp
Factor
tillage process
Plot application: Whole plot
no-till
Applied to crop: maize
Application method: direct seeder or manual jabplanter
Seeds direct seeded
ripping tillage
Applied to crop: maize
Ripping and hand‐seeding (RS) into a 10–15‐cm‐deep ripline
conventional tillage
Application method: mouldboard plough
shallow ploughed to 10-15 cm
Measurement
VariableMaterialUnitsFrequencyScaleComment
grain yield traitNot specifiedannual