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posted on 25.11.2019, 16:04 authored by Jinshi JianJinshi Jian, Ryan Stewart, Xuan Du
Here, we compiled data from a set of soil health measurements collected across 41 countries around the world, named SoilHealthDB, which includes 5,241 data entries from 281 published studies. The SoilHealthDB includes 42 soil health indicators and 45 background indicators that describe factors such as climate, elevation, and soil type. A primary goal of SoilHealthDB is to enable the research community to perform comprehensive analyses, e.g., meta-analyses, of soil health changes related to cropland conservation management. The database also provides a common framework for sharing soil health, and the scientific research community is encouraged to contribute their own measurements. R code for quality checking and data processing are available at RScripts. All data (including meta data for clerification) were stored in 'SoilHealthDB_V1.xlsx'.

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This work is supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 69-3A75-14-260.

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