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Oregon State University scientists introduce China Atlas

18 March 2006: Recently two Oregon State University scientists have created a new atlas that maps the results of a 10-year research partnership between the People’s Republic of China, OSU and the Oregon grass seed industry. The atlas, officially titled “Visualizing China’s Future Agriculture: Climate, Soil, and Suitability Maps for Improved Decision Making,” contains scores of unique and colorful maps that cover China. The atlas has an extensive collection of maps that show climate, soil characteristics and plant species suitability for the entire country. The work was partially supported by a grant from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Emerging Markets Program, and is part of a 10-year project involving the Oregon Seed Council, as well as many cooperators, agencies, organizations, universities, and commercial companies.