San Claudio Farm
Located in Central Argentina, this farm represents the typical sedimentary landscapes with shallow groundwater of the Inner Pampas, in which long-term flooding cycles of several years alternate with flood-free periods. Low positions host temporary wetlands that are subject to cultivation during dry years. Groundwater represents an important water source for the vegetation but can become a stress factor for crops through waterlogging and salinization. The farm is subject to the typical management of the Pampas including soybean, maiz and wheat as dominant crops and single and double crop schemmes. In addition the farm hosts several tree plantations and old field succession plots. Most of this land covers occur at multiple topographic positions ranging from crests to lowlands withing the wind-shaped landscape. A complex array of wetlands includes recharge ponds with fresh water and discharge lagoons with salty waters. The farm is owned and managed by University of Buenos Aires.