Woburn Ley Arable

  • Experiment Site: Woburn
  • Date Start: 1938
  • Date End: Ongoing


Experimental Design


Crop Years Grown
Grass Clover Leys
Grass Leys

Site: Stackyard - Woburn


There are currently no prepared datasets online for this experiment. However, there may still be data available but requiring curation. For more information please contact the e-RA curators.

Key References


  • Nicholson, F. , Bhogal, A. , Taylor, M. , Mcgrath, S. and Withers, P. (2018) "Long-term Effects of Biosolids on Soil Quality and Fertility", Soil Science, 183, 89-98
    DOI: 10.1097/ss.0000000000000239


  • Watts, C. W. , Glendining, M. J. and Castells-Brooke, N. I. D. (2017) "Woburn Experimental Farm Soil and Field Maps", Electronic Rothamsted Archive, Rothamsted Research
    DOI: 10.23637/ws-soil-maps-01
  • Johnston, A. E. , Poulton, P. R. , Coleman, K. , Macdonald, A. J. and White, R. P. (2017) "Changes in soil organic matter over 70 years in continuous arable and ley arable rotations on a sandy loam soil in England", European Journal of Soil Science, 68, 305-316
    DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12415


  • Johnston, A. E. , Poulton, P. R. and Coleman, K. (2009) "Soil organic matter: its importance in sustainable agriculture and carbon dioxide fluxes", Advances in Agronomy, 101, 1-57
    DOI: 10.1016/s0065-2113(08)00801-8


  • Poulton, P. R. (1996) "Woburn Ley-Arable. ", Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Report No. 7, GCTE Task 3.3.1, Soil Organic Matter Network (SOMNET), 1996 Model and Experimental Metadata (Smith P. , Smith J.U. and Powlson D.S. (eds) - GCTE Focus 3 Office, Wallingford, UK), 154-156


  • Catt, J. A. , Weir, A. H. , Norrish, R. E. , Rayner, J. H. , King, D. W. , Hall, D. G. M. and Murphy, C. P. (1980) "The soils of Woburn Experimental Farm. III. Stackyard", Rothamsted Experimental Station Report for 1979, Part 2
    DOI: 10.23637/ERADOC-1-34287


  • Johnston, A. E. (1973) "The effects of ley and arable cropping systems on the amounts of soil organic matter in the Rothamsted and Woburn ley-arable experiment", Rothamsted Experimental Station, Report for 1972, Part 2
    Get from eRAdoc: ResReport1972p2-131-159

For further information and assistance, please contact the e-RA curators, Sarah Perryman and Margaret Glendining using the e-RA email address: era@rothamsted.ac.uk