publication . Article . 2016

A Comprehensive Study of Agricultural Drought Resistance and Background Drought Levels in Five Main Grain-Producing Regions of China

Lei Kang; Hongqi Zhang;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016 Journal: Sustainability, volume 8, issue 4 (issn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Drought control and resistance affect national food security. With this in mind, we studied five main grain-producing regions of China: Sanjiang Plain, Songnen Plain, Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, the middle Yangtze River and Jianghuai region and Sichuan Basin. Using GIS technology, we evaluated the comprehensive agricultural drought situation based on major crops, the basic drought resistance by integrating multiple indicators and the comprehensive drought resistance against background agricultural drought. We chose spring wheat, winter wheat, early rice, late rice, single-season rice and maize as the research objects and calculated a crop composite drought index to de...
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free text keywords: agricultural drought situation, comprehensive drought resistance, sensitivity analysis, lcsh:Environmental effects of industries and plants, lcsh:TD194-195, lcsh:Renewable energy sources, lcsh:TJ807-830, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, Agroforestry, Winter wheat, Geography, Crop, Sichuan basin, Agronomy, Sanjiang Plain, Drought resistance, Food security, Agriculture, business.industry, business, China
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