Methodology for selecting the appropriated cropping time in the region of Manaus - AM, Brazil, by the climatological water balance

Valéria Sucena HAMMES Nilson Augusto VILLA NOVA About the authors

This work proposes a methodology to select the appropriated time for crop development, traffic of machines, and harvesting conditions in the region of Manaus, AM, Brazil, based on the Thornthwaite-Mather's climatological water balance. Soil water capacity were taken as 30, 50, 70 and 100mm as a function of the physical-chemical conditions of the prevailing soils in the regions. According to the results obtained from the water balance criteria were set up to define the level of appropriateness (Apt, Restrict or Inapt) for each evaluation parameter. Consistency of the methodology was checked against local field experimental results.

crooping time; harvesting conditions; Manaus; Amazonia

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