GROUP: evergreen woody crops (ew)
DEFINITION: evergreen woody perennial non-tree crops in a continuous regular planting pattern with spacing <5m apart and covering sufficient area to map a soft feature (width >5 m AND area >100 m2) OR with >60% vegetation cover. Includes herbaceous perennial crops with stem diameter >5 cm when mature, such as Banana/Plantain (Musa sp.). Must identify USE = Rainfed OR Irrigated, depending on the feature.

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. generic evergreen woody crop = uncommon TYPE not in classification
    2. mixed species evergreen woody crop = mix of different evergreen woody crop species, with no species >60% by cover if mature, or by stems if immature.
    3. non-productive evergreen woody crop = any species or mix of mostly evergreen woody crops that are >60% mature (by # of stems) but have been or will be non-productive for at least two years because of old age, disease, or cutting back to regenerate.
    4. tea = Camellia sinensis.
    5. pineapple = Ananas comosus
    6. banana = Musa spp.
  2. Modifier 1
    1. immature = too young to produce.
    2. mature = productive
  3. Scale (of individual plots)
    1. small (<30m)
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha)
    3. large-scale (>1 ha)

Key

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  1. generic evergreen woody crop
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew01
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew02
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew03
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew04
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew05
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew06
  2. mixed species evergreen woody crop
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew07
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew08
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew09
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew10
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew11
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew12
  3. non-productive evergreen woody crop = ew13
  4. tea
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew30
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew31
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew32
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew33
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew34
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew35
  5. pineapple
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew36
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew37
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew38
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew39
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew40
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew41
  6. banana
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew42
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew43
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew44
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = ew45
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = ew46
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = ew47

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF TYPE with greater vegetation cover area is very similar or otherwise unclear:
    1. Choose immature over mature over non-productive.
    2. Mix of evergreen tree crops and evergreen woody crops Choose evergreen tree crops> mixed species evergreen tree crop.
    3. Mix of evergreen woody crops and deciduous woody crops Choose evergreen woody crops > mixed species evergreen woody crop.
    4. Mix of deciduous tree crops and evergreen woody crops Choose evergreen woody crops > mixed species evergreen woody crop.

Factors

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Leaf Type: mixed
Leaf Time: evergreen
Tree Cover: <10%
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: <3m
IGBP_DIS: Open Shrublands; Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaics;
Identification: seasonal NDVI, patch structure
L1 Minimum: >10m
L2 Minimum: >5m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Anthropogenic Mounded Excavated Terraced Slope Floodplain Foot Slope Bench Plateau Summit Sloping Steep Slope

USE:

Irrigated Rainfed

COVER:

Mixed Perennial

TYPE:

Mapped Ecotopes

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FSIPew45 SLRPew33 SLRPew34 SLRPew35  

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.