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Part of the EC Pilot Project on agricultural statistics systems relates to the development of agrometeorological models for regional crop state monitoring and for quantitative yield predictions on a national scale. The data required for developing and running these models refer to items such as: - statistical time series of cultivated surfaces and yields; - statistical data on the geographical distribution of the cultivated varieties; - regionalised phenological crop calendars; - the physiological and environmental requirements of the crop; - the cultivation conditions of the crop; - the administrative boundaries or homogeneous spatial units where the crop is grown. This report provides a literature and expert-knowledge based inventory of the information that is available for the potato crop growing in the EC. There are three main sections: (i) general agronomic and production data and information; (ii) the physiological and environmental requirements of potato and (iii) a summary and comparison of the published models which relate potato development and yield with weather. The inventory is compiled in such a way that it is compatible with standard meteorological data, a geographic information system holding a 1:1,000,000 soils map of Europe, the EUROSTAT statistical data and information derived from satellite imagery.

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Authors: MACKERRON D K L, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13909 EN (1992) 250 pp., FS, ECU 20
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3538-4
Record Number: 199210435 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en