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Dataset comparing the growth of fodder crops and soil structure dynamics in an industrial biosludge amended arid soil

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submitted on 2023-10-09, 10:03 and posted on 2023-10-16, 07:30 authored by Reginald B. Kogbara, Wubulikasimu Yiming, Srinath R. Iyengar, Udeogu C. Onwusogh, Karim Youssef, Marwa Al-Ansary, Parilakathoottu A. Sunifar, Dhruv Arora, Ali Al-Sharshani, Osman A.E. Abdalla, Hayel M. Al-Wawi

The dataset in this work compares the response of two fodder crops, alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris), to industrial biosludge amendment of an arid soil in the State of Qatar. It also evaluates the response of soil structure parameters in the biosludge-amended soils containing the different fodder crops. The dataset relates to our previously published works detailed subsequently. The underlying data comparing the water storage capacity and pore structure evolution of the planted soils treated with 0.75, 1.5, and 3% biosludge contents, which showed good outcomes in the companion articles, alongside soil only and soil-fertilizer controls, are presented. These are shown in terms of the percentage of irrigation water leached, and variations in the logarithmic mean T2 (i.e., T2LM - a proxy for mean pore size) and cumulative porosity, respectively. Data on plant growth parameters such as the number of days to flowering, plant height, and aboveground fresh biomass weight in individual replicates of the different treatments as a percentage of the soil-fertilizer control are also shown. The dataset shows the different responses of both plants and the planted soils to amendments with industrial biosludge from the wastewater treatment plant of a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant.

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