Management zone delineation and decision support system for small scale farming at village level in North China Plain

 

UK Partners: Dr Davide CAMMARANO, James Hutton Institute; Lucy WILSON, RSK ADAS Ltd; Zhigang LIU, Courtyard Agriculture Ltd; Dr Xiaoxian ZHANG, Rothamsted Research

Chinese Partners: Prof Xuxin MIAO, China Agricultural University; Prof Wenqi MA, Hebei Agricultural University; Prof Youliang YE, Henan Agricultural University

Project Summary:

A prototype Decision Support System, integrating the latest scientific advances, is going to be tested in Xushui village (Hebei). The end-users will be the advisors that will utilise the outputs to inform farmers on site-specific management. The system proposed will help quantifying the best amount of side-dressing nitrogen fertilization. The system has been conceptualised to work with minimum or no data because if we apply this system in other villages we should be able to do it without having to collect too many data.