Uruguay

Site Description

Locations

Uruguay - Soriano
Site Extent   Centroid: -33.579, -58.189
Top left: -33.572, -58.167 Bottom Right: -33.590, -58.146

Uruguay - San Jose
Site Extent   Centroid: -33.864, -56.560
Top left: -33.849, -56.573 Bottom Right: -33.889, -56.544

Uruguay - Colonia
Site Extent   Centroid: -34.378, -57.629
Top left: -34.363, -57.666 Bottom Right: -34.391, -57.590

Soils: depth (between 0.4 to 1 m).
Drainage class/irrigation: not irrigated, well drained with occasional poor drained zones
Crop calendar: Wheat (winter) / soybean (summer) (southern hemisphere)
Field size: around 100 has each site.
Climate and weather: Mild temperate
Agricultural methods used: Zero tillage

The latitude and longitude of each site is found in Table. Typical fields are cultivated with 2 crops (summer and winter) a year. For this purpose, we require a minimum of 6 images of this areas during the croping season.

• Winter crops: May to December.
• Summer crops: October to April.

The climatic zone is mild temperate. Soil texture is highly variable from clay to sandy loam in a landscape with undulating topography, with slopes between 1 and 5%.  Soil drainage is highly variable in the same field with frequent ocurrence of poorly drained patches. Irrigation of summer crops is not frequent and only one site during 2013 was irrigated with central pivot. Typical fields are around 100 ha at each site with no tillage.

©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)