China - Guangdong/Leizhou

Site Description

Locations

Guangdong (Leizhou)
Site Extent   Centroid: 20.87, 110.08
Top left: 20.99, 109.95 Bottom Right: 20.77, 110.16

Typical field size ranges from 0.1 to 10.0 ha. Crop types are paddy rice, sugar cane, peanut, vegetable, etc. Typical Crop Rotation is paddy rice with two harvests per year. Sowing of main rice takes place in late March and June, to be harvested in July. The second rice crop is sown in August and is harvested from late October to November. The climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures. The average temperatures is 22 Celsius and the warmest month is July with an average temperature of 28 Celsius. The coolest month is January, with an average temperature of 14 Celsius. The rainfall is evenly distributed over the entire year. In summer, the rainfall coming from the tropical cyclones. The average amount of rainfall is 2402.8 mm. The soil texture is loam. The landscape topology is flatlands and hills.

Location

  • Guangdong Site (Leizhou), located in southern China (20.45° N/110.08° E, Centroid). The major crop in Leizhou site is rice with two harvests per year. Other minor crops include soybean, corn, vegetables, and aquatic plants.

Topography

  • Study site mainly located in flat area, and low hills around.

Drainage class/irrigation

  • Almost all the rice planted regions have good irrigation system.

Crop calendar

  • The major crop is rice with two harvests per year. The early rice growth season lasts from early March to mid-late June. The late rice growth season lasts from August to November.

Field size

  • ~6ha

Climate and weather

  • Leizhou has the typical tropical climate. The average annual rainfall is above 2000mm.

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