A total of 40 new maps have been prepared, showing major crop-producing areas in the United States, China, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. Earlier versions of these maps appeared in the Major World Crop Areas and Climatic Profiles (MWCACP) handbook that contains climatological data, agricultural statistics, and crop calendar information for major agricultural areas worldwide, and serves as a reference for evaluating the effects of weather on world crop production. The new maps, listed by country and commodity, supplement the MWCACP publication by updating illustrations of cropping patterns in these countries:
- United States: barley, corn, cotton, flaxseed, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugarbeets, sugarcane, durum wheat, spring wheat, and winter wheat
- China: corn, cotton, groundnuts, rapeseed, rice, soybeans, sugarcane, and wheat
- India: corn, cotton, groundnuts, rapeseed, rice, soybeans, sugarcane, and wheat
- Pakistan: cotton, rice, and wheat
- South Africa: corn, cotton, oranges, soybeans, sugarcane, sunflowers, and wheat
These maps were developed by the USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board through a contract with the George Mason University Environmental Science and Technology Center. PDF versions of these maps, and the MWCACP publication (1994 revised), are available at: http://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/pubs/Other/MWCACP/index.htm.
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are there Google Earth enabled Shapefile Sets or .kmz files for all these data sets?
I would like to get Crop production areas in China in a GIS format.Can you please direct me to the most recent data-set . Thank you.
I am looking at the latest in National Geographic where they show the United States by product which very interesting. Now what is rapeseed and how is it used? Thanks.
Is there shapefiles for these datasets?
@Bryan Petersen - Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, shapefiles for these datasets are not available to the public.