Tunisia

Site Description

Locations

Location

Top left            Latitude: N35° 42' 20"

                        Longitude: E9° 41' 45"

Bottom right   Latitude: N35° 23’ 00"

                        Longitude: E10° 07’ 00"

     
Figure 1. The study area, in red the boundary of the upper watershed, in yellow the boundary of the irrigated area.

Topography:

Alluvial plain

Soils:

Various soil texture from fine sand to clay-loam

Drainage class/irrigation:

Well drained soils

Crop calendar:

Field size:

Typically 1 to 4 ha

Climate and weather:

Semi-arid mediterranean climate, rainfall around 250 mm/y, ET0 around 1500 mm/year

Agricultural methods used:

Dry cereals and olive cultivation

Irrigation for cereals, vegetables and some fruit trees (apple, peach, etc.)

 

Photograph(s):

 Field LAI measurements with hemiview canopy images

 Flux tower installed in dry cultivated olive trees

 Orchard with olives and orange trees

 Irrigated chilli

 Field with residues and plough in progress

 Flow measurements on a pipe for irrigation

©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)