The experimental farm of Barrax area has been selected due to its flat terrain and the presence of large, uniform land-use units. The summer are very hot and dry, and the area is characterized by water scarcity.
Water is supplied with pressurized on demand distribution system. Irrigation is on demand mainly with sprinklers.
About 65% of cultivated lands at Barrax are dry land (67% winter cereals, 33% fallow) and 35% irrigated land (75% corn, 15% barley/sunflower, 5% alfalfa, 3% onions and 2% vegetables).
Meteorological data from the regional network, irrigation volumes of the distribution system, satellite data in the visible and thermal infrared, soil type, land use.