Crop Calendar Dataset: netCDF 5 min

These are gridded maps of planting dates, harvesting dates and related variables. The maps are provided as gzipped netCDF files, with a 5-minute spatial 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 ~ 1-7 MB for each crop; the unzipped files are ~ 400 MB for each crop.

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

Unfilled (unextrapolated) Filled (extrapolated)
ALL_CROPS
(128 MB zipped; 11 GB unzipped)
ALL_CROPS
(34 MB zipped; 10 GB 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)