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Non-Perennial Cover Crop Utilization Mask


A binary map that indicates agricultural land which has a permanent, seasonal, or winter cover crop applied and established (vegetation emerged). Cover crops are defined as non-harvestable crops applied to otherwise active (non-fallow) agricultural lands as a management technique to reduce nutrient loss and soil erosion, to promote soil organic matter accumulation and health, and to preserve soil moisture. Cover crops are applied after a target crop has been harvested, or at the same time as the harvestable target crop (permanent cover crop).

GEOGLAM Agriculture Indicator Category
Agricultural Land Includes or is Indicated by

Non-Perennial Cropland Mask and Perennial Cropland Mask

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

Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture; Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Carbon and Ecosystem Services Markets, 4perMil


Field Scale