Pywell, R.F.; Heard, M.S.; Woodcock, B.A.; Hinsley, S.; Nowakowski, M.; Bullock, J.M.

Arable crop yield data for the Hillesden Experimental Platform, UK, collected between 2006 and 2011

This dataset contains yield data for wheat, oilseed rape and field beans grown in fields under different agri-environment practices. The fields were located at the Hillesden Estate in Buckinghamshire, UK, where a randomised block experiment had been implemented to examine the effects of converting differing proportions of arable land to wildlife habitat. The fields were planted with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) followed by break crops of either oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) or field beans (Vicia faba L.). Three treatments were applied at random: a control ("business as usual"), Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) treatment and ELS Extra treatment. The ELS treatment involved removing 1% of land to create wildlife habitats. The ELS Extra had a greater proportion of land removed (6%) and additional wildlife habitats included. The total yield of each crop was measured at the time of harvesting using a yield meter attached to the combine harvester. From these values, yield per hectare and the ratio of crop yield to regional average yield were calculated.

Publication date: 2014-10-31

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Pywell, R.F.; Heard, M.S.; Woodcock, B.A.; Hinsley, S.; Nowakowski, M.; Bullock, J.M. (2014). Arable crop yield data for the Hillesden Experimental Platform, UK, collected between 2006 and 2011. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e54069b6-71a9-4b36-837f-a5e3ee65b4de

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2006-01-01    to    2011-12-31

Provenance & quality

All crops were managed consistently across the farm regardless of experimental treatment with conventional inputs of fertilisers and pesticides which aimed to maximise yield. Data were collected by experienced personnel using standardised protocols. Data were checked for unusual values following input into electronic format.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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United Kingdom
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Authors

Pywell, R.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Heard, M.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Woodcock, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hinsley, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nowakowski, M.
Wildlife Farming Company
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Farming
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
Agriculture Brassica napus,  Buckinghamshire ELS,  Entry Level Stewardship,  farming,  field beans,  Hillesden,  Oilseed rape,  OSR,  Pywell Section Sustainable Land Management Triticum aestivum,  United Kingdom Vicia faba,  winter wheat