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AAFC Crop Map Data: 3 Year Frequency Data of Corn and Soybeans in Chatham-Kent Region

From Leander Campbell,  Remote Sensing Specialist at Agriculture Canada (AAFC), on Twitter @LeanderCampbell - A look at 3yr frequency data of corn & soybean crops in the Chatham-Kent region of Ontario. Derived from AAFC crop map data.

From last weeks maps we merged them to look at dominate crops in Chatham-Kent 2011-2013; added cereal and veg too.

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Comment by Leander Campbell on November 20, 2014 at 1:54pm

Jacqui makes some great points here. Hopefully our maps can aid her in finding the answer to them.

Comment by Jacqui Laporte on November 20, 2014 at 11:06am
I find this very interesting - I'm at a stewardship conference where we are discussing effectiveness of best management practices and stewardship programs.

The maps show me a decrease in Crop rotations. I think I understand why this is (the rationale may be different for different folks).

I'm interested, then, on what changes need to be made to address this trend? Do we try to change the factors that are resulting in decrease in rotation? Or do we accept that this may not be possible, and try to mitigate the implications of decreasing crop rotations (cover crop blends, erosion control, nutrient management and anything else?).

It's one thing to look at the maps, and think it's very interesting. It's another to answer the question - so what? The answer is different if you look at it from an economic, environmental, etc perspective.

I'm very interested to hear what it means to OntAg. What story does this map tell you?

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