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Impact of Farmland Change on Soybean Production Potential in Recent 40 Years: a Case Study in Western Jilin, China

Version 1 : Received: 12 June 2018 / Approved: 12 June 2018 / Online: 12 June 2018 (16:01:54 CEST)

How to cite: Pu, L.; Zhang, S.; Li, F.; Wang, R.; Yang, J.; Chang, L. Impact of Farmland Change on Soybean Production Potential in Recent 40 Years: a Case Study in Western Jilin, China. Preprints 2018, 2018060200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0200.v1). Pu, L.; Zhang, S.; Li, F.; Wang, R.; Yang, J.; Chang, L. Impact of Farmland Change on Soybean Production Potential in Recent 40 Years: a Case Study in Western Jilin, China. Preprints 2018, 2018060200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0200.v1).

Abstract

In recent 40 years, the quantity and spatial patterns of farmland in Western Jilin have changed dramatically, which had great impact on soybean production potential. This study used one of the most advanced crop production potential models, the Global Agro-cological Zones model, to calculate the soybean production potential in Western Jilin based on meteorological, terrain, soil and land use data, and analyzed impact of farmland change on soybean production potential during 1975-2013. The main conclusions were the following. First, the total soybean production potential in Western Jilin in 2013 was 89.22 thousand tons. The production potential of eastern area was higher than the other areas of Western Jilin. Second, farmland change led to a growth of 33.03 thousand tons in soybean production potential between 1975 and 2000, and a decrease of 10.30 thousand tons between 2000 and 2013. Third, taking account of two situations of farmland change, the conversion between dryland and other categories, and the change of irrigation percentage led to the total soybean production potential in Western Jilin increased by 23.13 and only 2.87 thousand tons respectively between 1975 and 2000, and increased by 1.13 and 2.81 thousand tons respectively between 2000 and 2013. In general, the increase of soybean potential production was mainly due to grassland and woodland reclamation. The results of this study would be a good reference for protecting safe baseline of farmland, managing land resources, and ensuring continuity and stability of soybean supply and food security.

Subject Areas

farmland change; soybean; production potential; GAEZ; Western Jilin

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