China - Guangdong/Taishan

Site Description

Locations

Guangdong (Taishan)
Site Extent   Centroid: 22.01, 112.73
Top left: 22.24, 112.46 Bottom Right: 21.79, 113.02

Soils

  • Soils in the study site are mainly lateritic red soil.

Drainage class/irrigation

  • Most of the rice cultivated areas have an irrigation system.

Crop calendar

  • The predominant crop in the study area is rice, with some sugarcane and vegetables. 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.

Field size

  • The size of the rice plots is 5 to 15 hectares

Climate and weather

  • 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.

Photographs

©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)