Canada CFIA - Ottawa

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Canada CFIA - Ottawa
Site Extent   Centroid: 45.3, -75.7666
Top left: 45.341, -75.8333 Bottom Right: 45.26667, -75.7

Site Description

Location: CFIA Ottawa Laboratory 3851 Fallowfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Topography: flat < 0.5% Gradient
Soils: Modified marine sediments with a fine texture and neutral composition. Layers of silty sediments interspersed in the upper 2 meters. Clay loam is the dominant texture.
Drainage class/irrigation: Tile Drainage and Precipitation Fed Field
Crop calendar: spring crops: corn soybean, wheat canola
Field size: 15-75 ha fields
Climate and weather: Average of 732 mm of rain yr-1 and 236 mm of snow yr-1 and  temperature averages from 13.4 °C- 20.9 °C from May-August (Environment Canada, Government of Canada 2014)
Agricultural methods used: Tillage, synthetic fertilizer, seeding, harvest when grains are dry enough
Photograph(s):


Figure 1. Eddy covariance instruments and flux gradient intakes.

 

CO2, H2O and sensible heat flux measured in two fields using 3 eddy covariance towers. Nitrous oxide fluxes measured using 2 flux gradient towers. Destructive biomass, LAI, soil sampling, yield mapping, non-destructive PAI, lChl (Dualex), crop cover (nadir photos), soil moisture & T, intercepted PAR, other data from weather station.


Figure 2. Photograph showing early planted soybean on the left, late planted on the right at the main research field on Sep 1, 2016.
 

©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)