Data from: Undersowing oats with clovers supports pollinators and suppresses arable weeds without reducing yields

SND-ID: 2022-258

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Fabian Boetzl - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Ola Lundin - Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences , Department of Ecology orcid

Description

We studied the effects of undersowing oats with a mixture of three annual clovers species across different aspects of cropping system multi-functionality using 26 observation plots in a paired field design with 13 fields. We investigated 16 below-and above-ground ecosystem service indicators related to soil mineral nitrogen, arable weed control, pollination, disease and pest pressures, natural pest control and crop yield. We measured each of the 16 ecosystem service indicators in an intercropped and in a control treatment with identical management. Some indicators were measured before and after the experiment in both treatments to assess the magnitude of change by the treatment.
For further information, see methods in the publication Boetzl et al. (2023) Undersowing oats with clovers supports pollinators and suppresses arable weeds without reducing yields. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Principal's reference number

SLU.ekol.2022.4.4.IÄ-21

Responsible department/unit

Department of Ecology

Contributor(s)

Göran Bergkvist - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Crop Production Ecology orcid

Anna Douhan Sundahl - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology

Hanna Friberg - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology orcid

Maria Viketoft - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Funding

  • Funding agency: FORMAS rorId
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2019-01294
  • Project name on the application: Undersådda blommande baljväxter för multifunktionell svensk spannmålsodling
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

Yes

Type of personal data

Data contains information about management and status of crop fields. A code key (not published) can connect this data to the grower

Code key exists

Yes

Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

2020-03 – 2021-03

Species and taxons

apoidea
carabidae latreille, 1802
araneae
staphylinidae

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Stockholm County, Uppsala County, Södermanland County, Västmanland County

Geographic description: 13 oat fields in the four counties Södermanland, Stockholm, Uppsala and Västmanland in south-central Sweden.

Publications

Boetzl, F.A., Douhan Sundahl, A., Friberg, H., Viketoft M., Bergkvist, G. & Lundin, O. Undersowing oats with clovers supports pollinators and suppresses arable weeds without reducing yields. Journal of Applied Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14361

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Dataset
Data from: Undersowing oats with clovers supports pollinators and suppresses arable weeds without reducing yields

Associated documentation

Description

The data in the 'combined_dataset.csv' file have information on different ecosystem service indicators collected in 13 fields ('field_ID') and two treatments per field (intercropped and control). 27 rows.

The 16 ecosystem service indicators contained are: soil mineral nitrogen (before and after the experiment), arable weed cover, arable weed biomass, granivorous carabid beetle density, flower cover, pollinator density, root disease severity (before and after the experiment), root-feeding nemat

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Fabian Boetzl - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Ola Lundin - Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences , Department of Ecology orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Experiment
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2020-03–2021-03
  • Data collector: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Published: 2023-01-16