1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005


—■-Herbaceous crops —A—Set-aside —©-Tree crops —B-Natural meadow

Figure 8: Evolution of land use in Castilla-La Mancha (MAPA).

Finally, CLM is the region of Spain with the greatest crop area, representing 21.8% of the total. Nevertheless, the correlation between irrigated land and dry land area is lower than the national average (Table 4). This difference is due to the low proportion of irrigated land in the provinces of Cuenca, Guadalajara and, to a lesser extent, Toledo. The first two provinces experience more humid climatic conditions than the rest of the region. On the other hand,

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