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Pedo-climatic zones are areas of relatively homogenous soil type and climate conditions. There may be several such zones in a single country. Using farming systems that optimise the use of available soil and climate resources, that are well matched to the pedo-climatic zone, should contribure to long-term sustainable agricultural productivity.  

iSQAPER's study sites cover a range of pedo-climatic zones in Europe and China. Agricultural management practices that enhance soil quality in these different zones have been investigated and the recommendations made by the SQAPP are specific for the local pedo-climatic zone.   

Key articles

Maps showing the pedo-climatic zones in Europe developed for use in iSQAPER and with SQAPP »Map and description of pedoclimatic zones - Europe
Maps showing the pedo-climatic zones in China developed for use in iSQAPER and with SQAPP »Map and description of pedoclimatic zones - China

Articles that refer to or use pedo-climatic zones 

Assessing effect of management practices on soil quality - experimental framework
Cropping systems and pedoclimatic zones - assessment methods
Cropping systems and pedoclimatic zones - discussion and conclusions
Cropping systems in relation to pedoclimatic conditions in China
Cropping systems in relation to pedoclimatic conditions in Europe
Data and methods used for delineating pedoclimatic zones - China
Data and methods used for delineating pedoclimatic zones - Europe
Farming systems, pedo-climatic zones and AMPs
Importance of cropping practices and soil type under a changing climate
Main features of soils in the pedoclimatic zones - China
Main features of soils in the pedoclimatic zones - Europe
Map and description of pedoclimatic zones - China
Map and description of pedoclimatic zones - Europe
Pedoclimatic zones & cropping systems
Pedoclimatic zones of China
Pedoclimatic zones of Europe
Philosophy and architecture of the pilot version of SQAPP
Spatial analysis of climate, soil and crop types
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