Pedoclimatic zones & cropping systems

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In this report we discuss the different pedoclimate zones in Europe and China. We give details of the climate and soil data that were used, describe the features of the main soil groups, and present the resultant maps.

Please cite as Tóth, G. et al. (2016) Hierarchical and multi-scale pedoclimatic zonation. iSQAPER Project Deliverable 2.1 125 pp Available at www.isqaper-is.eu/documents

After reviewing a number of existing classification schemes for farming systems, this report presents the scheme used in iSQAPER. Four major categories (arable, permanent crops, pasture and livestock) are subdivided into different cropping and livestock systems.

Please cite as: Kismányoky, T. et al. (2016) Classification of farming systems across Europe and China. iSQAPER Project Deliverable 2.2 21 pp. Available at www.isqaper-is.eu/documents

In this report, the cropping patterns in each of the different European and Chinese climate zones are assessed by examining the similarities and differences between the distribution of crop types on different soils. For sustainable agriculture it is desirable that crops are grown on the soils most suited to them.

Please cite as: Tóth, G. et al. (2017) Spatial analysis of crop systems in relation to pedoclimatic conditions in Europe and China. iSQAPER Project Deliverable 2.3 34 pp. Available at www.isqaper-is.eu/documents

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