Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Data description paper
13 Dec 2023
Data description paper |  | 13 Dec 2023

The first map of crop sequence types in Europe over 2012–2018

Rémy Ballot, Nicolas Guilpart, and Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy

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Assessing the benefits of crop diversification – a key element of agroecological transition – on a large scale requires a description of current crop sequences as a baseline, which is lacking at the scale of Europe. To fill this gap, we used a dataset that provides temporally and spatially incomplete land cover information to create a map of dominant crop sequence types for Europe over 2012–2018. This map is a useful baseline for assessing the benefits of future crop diversification.
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