Belgium

Site Description

Locations

Belgium / France
Site Extent   Centroid: 50.65, 5
Top left: 51, 4.5 Bottom Right: 49.6, 5.8

Figure 1: Belgium JECAM site. Background is a 10-m sen2agri L3A Cloud Free false-color Composite from September 2016 (Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 -bands NIR, RED, GREEN).

 

Location:

     Belgium

Topography:

     The landscape topography is flatlands and hills.

Soils:

     The main soil texture is loam, with some sandy soils.

Drainage class/ irrigation:

     Soil drainage class is moderately well-drained.

Crop calendar:

  • Wheat/ barley: October - August
  • Maize: April - September
  • Potato: April - September
  • Cover crop: during winter - mixed species

Field size:

     Typical field size ranges from 2 to 15 ha. Average: 3 ha.

Climate and Weather:

     The climatic zone is temperate. Climate at site is moderately humid and cool, with annual rainfall of about 780 mm, which is relatively well distributed over the year. Year average temperature is approximately 11°C.

Agricultural methods used:

     Mainly rainfed, mechanized and intensive cropping systems, with typical field size ranges from 3 to 15 ha.

     Irrigation infrastructure is not frequent.

Figure 2: DHP acquired in winter wheat field between March and July 2016. (BELCAM project)

©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)