The area of Common onion, Garden onion (Allium cepa L.)

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Scientist - N.V. Terekhina
GIS-specialist - N.V. Terekhina

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Minimal territorial unit is regional (oblast) arable territories selected by arable map, generalized to scale 20,000,000.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic for Russia," 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

Vector map of area consists of 3 layers: territories of cultivation and belt of cultivation shown by polygons; territories distant from the basic area shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Maps were created based on published information about species distribution and cultivation. Accuracy is on the level of oblast.

Method of map production:

Area map based on data from the literature (State list, 1994, 2004; Agricultural, 1960) and arable territory map for USSR (Koroljeva, 2003). Area covers almost all arable territory of the USSR, with distribution delimited at 62-63 degree of northern latitude (Alekseeva, 1960; Kazakova, 1978). The basic regions of cultivation cover central and southern USSR (Vekhov, 1978; Bekseev, 1998). Traditionally onion is cultivated in Penza, Nizhnij Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Tambov, Ryazan, Briansk, Kursk and other regions, in Bashkiria, Baltic states (pungent varieties), on the Northern Caucasus, Volga regions, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan (sweet varieties) (Kuzliakina, 1980; Ivanova, 1980, Places situated far from the base area are marked by points (Doronina, 1968; Alekseeva, 1982).

Reference citations:

Agricultural Atlas of USSR. Ed. by Tulupnikov A.I. Moscow, 1960 (in Russian).
Alekseeva M.V. Cultural onions. Moscow, 1960. (in Russian).
Alekseeva M.V. Onions. Moscow, 1982. (in Russian).
Bekseev Sh. Vegetable cultures of the world. The encyclopedia of truck farming. St.Petersburg, 1998. (in Russian).
Doronina L.G. Onion // Berson G.Z., Bondareva G.K., Doronina L.G., Ponomarchuk D.M. et al. Vegetables in Komi Republic. Syktyvkar, 1968, p. 151-158. (in Russian).
Ivanova E.P., Soboleva O.M. Onion. Alma-Ata, 1980. (in Russian).
Kazakova A.A. Onion //Cultural flora of the USSR. Ed. by D.D.Brezhnev. Leningrad, 1978. (in Russian).
Kuzljakina V.M. Industrial technology of onion cultivation. Moscow, 1980. (in Russian).
Popova L.D. Onion and Garlic. Rostov-na-Donu, 1981. (in Russian).
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. Moscow, 1994. (in Russian).
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. Moscow, 2004. (in Russian).
Technology of onion cultivation in Omsk region. Ed. By V.Ya. Makarova. Novosibirsk, 1990. (in Russian).
The Computer map of arable land produced by specialists from Laboratory of the Soil informatic of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute ( Moscow) - Koroljeva I.E., Vilchevskaya E.V., Ruhovich D.I. on base of Map of Land use published in 1989 by the Problem Laboratory of the Complex Cartography (the Faculty of Geography, MSU). Moscow, 2003. (in Russian).
Tulupova A.A., Tulupov Yu.K., Prokofieva N.A., Sukhorukova N.S. Vegetables in your garden. Barnaul, 1990.
Vehov V.N., Gubanov I.A., Lebedeva G.F. Cultural plants of the USSR. Moscow. 1978
Zimina T.A. Onion and garlic on Sakhalin. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 1954.

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