Argentina

Site Description

Locations

Topography:

Gently slopes (lower than 3%)

Soils:

Mostly Mollisols. Silt loam / Silty clay loam textured.

Drainage class/irrigation:

Well drained soils / Mostly rainfed fields

Crop calendar:

Main grain crops are soybean, maize and wheat. Early wheat is planted in June/July while late wheat is planted at the end of July and August. Wheat heading occurs in mid October and its harvest is produced at the beginning of December. After a wheat crop, commonly it is planted a late soybean crop (in December) which is harvested in April. Also a late maize crop can be planted after a winter crop. Soybean and maize are mostly planted as one season crop. In these cases, soybean is planted in November and harvested in March/April and maize planted in October and harvested in March. Recently late maize crop is planted since December after a fallow.

Field size:

Average field size is ca. 20 ha. However plot size is very variable.

Climate:

The climatic type is humid temperate with an isohygro precipitation regime, with annual mean of about 1000mm.

Agricultural methods used:

Mostly no till agriculture. Main rotation (three years): Maize, Soybean, Wheat/Soybean.

 

Field Campaign photos. Left: Mature wheat field in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina. Right: wheat field in Shandong, during our visit to China JECAM site.

Topography:

Gently slopes (lower than 3%)

Soils:

Mostly Mollisols. Silt loam / Silty clay loam textured.

Drainage class/irrigation:

Well drained soils / Mostly rainfed fields

Crop calendar:

Main grain crops are soybean, maize and wheat. Early wheat is planted in June/July while late wheat is planted at the end of July and August. Wheat heading occurs in mid October and its harvest is produced at the beginning of December. After a wheat crop, commonly it is planted a late soybean crop (in December) which is harvested in April. Also a late maize crop can be planted after a winter crop. Soybean and maize are mostly planted as one season crop. In these cases, soybean is planted in November and harvested in March/April and maize planted in October and harvested in March. Recently late maize crop is planted since December after a fallow.

Field size:

Average field size is ca. 20 ha. However plot size is very variable.

Climate:

The climatic type is humid temperate with an isohygro precipitation regime, with annual mean of about 1000mm.

Agricultural methods used:

Mostly no till agriculture. Main rotation (three years): Maize, Soybean, Wheat/Soybean.

 

Field Campaign photos. Left: Mature wheat field in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina. Right: wheat field in Shandong, during our visit to China JECAM site.

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