1. A Land cover/use category that includes areas used for the production of adapted crops for harvest. Two subcategories of cropland are recognized: cultivated and noncultivated. Cultivated cropland comprises land in row crops or close-grown crops and also other cultivated cropland, for example, hayland or pastureland that is in a rotation with row or close-grown crops. Noncultivated cropland includes permanent hayland and horticultural c.
2. An area that has been tilled for the planting of
3. Includes harvested cropland, land with failed crops
(some cropland not harvested due to lack of labor or low market prices is also
considered as crop failure), cultivated summer fallow, cropland used only for
pasture, and idled cropland.
4. Includes: All land from which crops were harvested or
hay was cut. All land in orchards, citrus groves, vineyards and nursery and
greenhouse crops. Land in rotational pasture and grazing land that could have
been used for crops without additional improvements. Land used for cover crops,
legumes, and soil improvement grasses, but not harvested and not pastured. Land
on which crops failed. Land in cultivated summer fallow.
5. Land covered with agricultural crops.
6. Land currently tilled, including cropland
harvested, land on which crops have failed, summer fallowed land,
idle cropland, cropland planted in cover crops or soil improvement crops
not harvested or pastured, rotation pasture, and cropland being prepared
for crops, or newly seeded cropland. Cropland also includes land
planted in vegetables and fruits, including those grown on farms for home use.
All cultivated (tame) hay is included as cropland. Wild hay is excluded
from cropland and included in pasture and range.
7. Land devoted to the production of cultivated crops.
May be used to produce forage crops (cf. forage crop, I.2.).
8. Land devoted to the production of cultivated crops.
May be used to produce forage crops for mechanical harvest or grazing. (cf.)
forage crop (2.1.3.).
9. Land under cultivation within the past 24 months,
including orchards and land in soil-improving crops but excluding land
cultivated in developing improved pasture. Also includes idle farmland.
10. Land used for the production of adapted crops for
harvest, alone or in rotation with grasses and legumes, and includes row crops,
small grain crops, hay crops, nursery crops, orchard crops and other similar
specialty crops. Land use for facilities in support of cropland farming
operations which are adjacent to or an integral part of these operations is also
included for purposes of these land use categories.
11. Land used primarily for the production of row crops,
close-growing crops, and fruit and nut crops. It includes cultivated and
noncultivated acreage, but not land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program
12. Cropland and Pasture - Those ecosystems that are modified or created by man to produce agricultural
crops (e.g., corn, wheat, soybean) and/or to be used for pasture. This includes
harvested cropland, cultivated summer-fallow and idle cropland, land on which
crop failure occurs, cropland in soil-improvement grasses and legumes, cropland
used only for pasture in rotation with crops, and pasture on land more or less
permanently used for that purpose. (Definition Source: A Land Use and Land Cover
Classification System for Use with Remote Sensing Data)