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Table 2 Selected sites and data period considered in the analysis

From: Building capacity for assessing spatial-based sustainability metrics in agriculture

  Yield data period
  Official statistics Field scale Simulated yield 2
Site Longitude (dd 1 ) Latitude (dd) CAR-ID ECD-ID RM-ID Soil type Climate data period CAR scale ECD scale RM scale
Melfort −104.6008 52.817 4780 705 428 Black Chernozem 1961-2012 1976-2013 1992-2010 1976-2012 1946-20093 1961-2012
Swift Current −107.7330 50.2670 4732 825 137 Brown Chernozem 1940-2012 1976-2013 1992-2010 1976-2012 1949-20094 1940-2012
Lacombe −113.7500 52.4500 4850 737 n.a5 Black Chernozem 1961-2012 1976-2013 1992-2010 1976-2012 1946-20096 1961-2012
  1. 1degree decimals.
  2. 2Yield simulated using the APSIM model.
  3. 3no data available in 1974–1993.
  4. 4no data available in 1959, 2006–2007.
  5. 5not applicable.
  6. 6no data available in 1953, 1962, 1971–1993, 2001, 2006–2007.
  7. CAR, ECD, and RM refer to census agricultural region, ecodistrict, and rural municipality, respectively. Climate data include the daily minimum and maximum air temperatures, rainfall and solar radiation (solar radiation data were simulated using the SolarCalc model, Spokas and Forcella (2006)). Field-scale yield data come from AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) experimental plots.