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Crop Residue Cover Percentage


On a cultivable and cultivated cropland, the percentage of soil covered by non-photosynthetically active vegetation that remains on a field after the harvest of a cash crop or the termination of a seasonal cover crop.


GEOGLAM Agriculture Indicator Category
Agricultural Land Includes or is Indicated by

Perennial and non-perennial cropland masks

Within Season Requirements:
Application or Policy Supported Related Variables Frequency of Update Spatial Unit

Areas supported include UNFCCC (GHG inventories and NDCs), Land Degradation Neutrality (sediment/nutrient runoff and water quality), quantification of ecosystem services (commodity and direct markets), and insurance/risk.

Monthly monitored alongside harvestable crop’s calendar and land management calendar

Field Scale