Crop Calendar Dataset: netCDF 5 degree

These are gridded maps of planting dates, harvesting dates and related variables. The maps are provided as gzipped netCDF files, with a 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Note that these files have been regridded from the "native" 5-minute resolution.

The unfilled maps contain data only for grid cells in regions where we actually have crop calendar observations. The filled maps contain spatially extrapolated crop calendar data (see the README file for more details and caveats about these extrapolated data).

Please read the README file before using these data.

File size: The zipped files are ~ 25-150 KB for each crop; the unzipped files are ~ 10 MB for each crop.

The numbers in parentheses give the number of observations for each crop.

Unfilled (unextrapolated) Filled (extrapolated)
ALL_CROPS
(1 MB zipped; 260 MB unzipped)
ALL_CROPS
(2 MB zipped; 272 MB unzipped)
Barley (Winter) (53) Barley (Winter) (53)
Barley (Spring) (50) Barley (Spring) (50)
Cassava (17) Cassava (17)
Cotton (65) Cotton (65)
Groundnuts (40) Groundnuts (40)
Maize (main season) (165) Maize (main season) (165)
Maize (2nd season) (27) Maize (2nd season) (27)
Millet (73) Millet (73)
Oats (Winter) (15) Oats (Winter) (15)
Oats (Spring) (46) Oats (Spring) (46)
Potatoes (60) Potatoes (60)
Pulses (34) Pulses (34)
Rapeseed (Winter) (10) Rapeseed (Winter) (10)
Rice (main season) (146) Rice (main season) (146)
Rice (2nd season) (37) Rice (2nd season) (37)
Rye (Winter) (40) Rye (Winter) (40)
Sorghum (main season) (102) Sorghum (main season) (102)
Sorghum (2nd season) (13) Sorghum (2nd season) (13)
Soybeans (51) Soybeans (51)
Sugarbeets (29) Sugarbeets (29)
Sunflower (18) Sunflower (18)
Sweet Potatoes (21) Sweet Potatoes (21)
Wheat (Winter) (138) Wheat (Winter) (138)
Wheat (Spring) (35) Wheat (Spring) (35)
Yams (13) Yams (13)