Madagascar - Antsirabé

In Situ Observations

  1. Parameter: Nitrogen status(starting 2014)
    Data Collection Protocol:

    Measurements with a chlorophyll-meter(SPAD, Konica Minolta

    Frequency: 6 times(one/month during growing season)
  2. Parameter: Crop type. Planting date, Harvest date, Location in tops squence
    Data Collection Protocol:

    In situ observation

    Frequency: Annual
  3. Parameter: type of crop, use of fertilizers and irrigation
    Data Collection Protocol:

    Fields surveys were conducted in the study zone during the growing peak (end of February) of the 2013-2014 cropping seasons, field surveys concerned farmers’practices

    Frequency:
  4. Parameter: GPS waypoints
    Data Collection Protocol:

    A total of 1125 GPS waypoints (851 cropped and 274 non-cropped) were registered in the study area, chosen according to their accessibility and to be as well representative of the existing cropping systems as possible (2013-2014)

    Frequency:
  5. Parameter: Bio-mass yield
    Data Collection Protocol:

    Measurements on a one (1) meter square plot in each field

    Frequency: Annual (just before harvest)
©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)