crop data analysis

Discussion created by jbrandt1979 on Nov 5, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 5, 2013 by xander_bakker
Hello, apologies if this has been discussed before, but I wasn't sure how to find what I needed with searches...

First, the stats:
-Novice user (little to no python experience, but been using basic functions of ArcGIS for several years)
-ArcMap 10.0 or 10.1

Okay, I have a couple shapefiles, one that is a uniform grid (with row/col's), and another shapefile that has farm fields and the crop being grown on that field.  I want to be able to figure out which crop type is the "dominate" crop for each of the grid cells.  The crop fields vary is size, shape, etc... and many times overlap into other grid cells.  There are hundreds of grid cells.

Here's a quick image (hope it comes through). You can see the colored crop polygons with the uniform grid on top.


I did a Union of the two shapefiles (above image), I'm just not sure how to go to the next step(s) and calculate the dominate field "type" for each grid cell.

Any help would be appreciated.