Currently, more than 180 different crop groups are differentiated in irrigated agriculture in Jordan. The individual Crop Groups are distinguished by the CG_Id (Crop Group Id). They have been assigned to one of the 10 Main Crop Groups (MAIN_CG).
The DESCRIPTION is composed of the name of crop group (e.g. "BBeans_Peas", standing for "broad beans and peas"), the planting season (e.g. Aut1) and if they are cultivated in the open or under plastic screens ("_Plstc"). As the term "broad beans and peas" indicates, crops with similar characteristics have already been grouped together.
The table does not list all theoretically possible crop configurations but only those, that are cultivated with a considerable area in the country. The field comments is indicating, in which statistics they are found (JV / Jordan Valley Authority and/or Ministry of Agriculture for the uplands).
Table CROP_GROUP (first rows and columns only) :
|110||BBeans_Peas_Aut1||2||JV: Yes,uplands: No||09-11-1999 11:33:45||GAMMOH|
|120||BBeans_Peas_Aut2||2||JV: Yes,uplands: No||09-11-1999 11:33:45||GAMMOH|
|130||BBeans_Peas_Wntr||2||JV: Yes,uplands: Yes||09-11-1999 11:33:45||GAMMOH|
|131||BBeans_Peas_Wntr_Plstc||6||JV: No,uplands: Yes||09-11-1999 11:33:45||GAMMOH|
|140||BBeans_Peas_Spr||1||JV: Yes,uplands: No||09-11-1999 11:33:45||GAMMOH|
The above table under Oracle is constructed from a more complex one. It contains for each zone the components from which the CROP_GROUP_NAME has been constructed (crop, season, plastic) and the information about data sources (In_JVA, In_MOA).
Furthermore, for each agro-climatic zone,
it contains the planting date (number of month), total duration in
months and the source of information. (The table is very wide; example
shows only the information for
Detailed table on CROP GROUPs (simplified for better readability) :
|BBeans_Peas_Aut1||110||BBeans_Peas||_Aut1||_open||Ja||Nein||8||5||Zoer: PD=15 PM=8 DD=157|
|BBeans_Peas_Wntr||130||BBeans_Peas||_Wntr||_open||Ja||Ja||12||5||Zoer: PD=15 PM=12 DD=169; NCARTT: PM=11 DD=150|
|BBeans_Peas_Spr||140||BBeans_Peas||_Spr||_open||Ja||Nein||2||4||Zoer: PD=15 PM=2 DD=110|
|BBeans_Peas_Spr_Plstc||141||BBeans_Peas||_Spr||_Plstc||Ja||Nein||1||4||Zoer: PD=15 PM=2 DD=99 ;Schuermann+comp.w/ data: PM=1 DD= 120|
|Carrot_Aut2||220||Carrot||_Aut2||_open||Ja||Nein||10||4||Zoer: PD=15 PM=10 DD=113; MOA_1099: PM: 10 DD: 120|