Germany - DEMMIN

Site Description

Locations

Germany - DEMMIN
Site Extent   Centroid: 53.96, 13.13
Top left: 54.06, 12.86 Bottom Right: 53.76, 13.40

  • Typical Field Size (Area): The test site is an intensively used agricultural ecosystem dominated by extensive fields (80 ha) where mainly wheat and maize are cultivated.
  • Crop Types: Main crops are winter crops (winter wheat, winter barley, winter rape, winter rye) covering almost 60 %. Root crops are maize, sugar beet, and potatoes cover about 13 %. Meadows, gras land, and wood cover 27%.
  • Climatic Zone: Mean annual temperatures vary from 7.6 to 8.2 °C. Precipitationranges from about 650 to 500 mm. Due to micro-relief, climate conditions may vary significantlyon a local scale.
  • Soil Texture: The landscape belongs to the north german lowlands formed during the last Pleistocene period. It is characterized byglaci-fluvial and glaci-limnic deposits, and moraines which are reflected in a slightly undulating relief. Soil substrates are dominated by loamy sands and sandy loams alternating with pure sand patches or clayey areas.
  • Landscape Topology: The altitudinal range within the test site is around 50 m with some slopes of considerable gradients (12 °) along theTollense River in the southeastern part of the test site.
  • Irrigation Infrastructure: Some farmers are using irrigation systems.
©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
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