In-situ start and end of growing season dates of major European crop types from France and Bulgaria at a field level

Dessislava Ganeva*, Tiphaine Tallec, Aurore Brut, E. Prikaziuk, Enrico Tomelleri, Gerbrand Koren, Jochem Verrelst, Katja Berger, Lukas Valentin Graf, Santiago Belda, Zhanzhang Cai, Cláudio F. Silva

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Abstract

Crop phenology data offer crucial information for crop yield estimation, agricultural management, and assessment of agroecosystems. Such information becomes more important in the context of increasing year-to-year climatic variability. The dataset provides in-situ crop phenology data (first leaves emergence and harvest date) of major European crops (wheat, corn, sunflower, rapeseed) from seventeen field study sites in Bulgaria and two in France. Additional information such as the sowing date, area of each site, coordinates, method and equipment used for phenophase data estimation, and photos of the France sites are also provided. The georeferenced ground-truth dataset provides a solid base for a better understanding of crop growth and can be used to validate the retrieval of phenological stages from remote sensing data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109623
Number of pages10
JournalData in brief
Volume51
Early online date27 Sept 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • BBCH
  • Cover crop
  • Phenology
  • Summer crop
  • Winter crop
  • ITC-GOLD

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