International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2017)
Land evaluation of rastampur-3 micro-watershed in north eastern transition zone of Karnataka for sustainable land use planning
Author(s): Mahadev, Bellakki MA, Rajesh NL, Rudramurthy HV and Srinivasa reddy GV
A study was undertaken to evaluate ten soil series belonging to Rastampur-3 micro watershed (Kalaburagi district) in North Eastern Transition Zone of Karnataka for sustainable land use planning. Ten soil series were tentatively identified and mapped into ten mapping units using GIS technique. These mapping units were grouped into land capability class III, IV and VI with the limitations of slope, erosion, drainage, depth, texture and soil chemical properties. Soil-site suitability evaluation for pigeonpea, green-gram, black-gram, bengal-gram, sorghum, soya bean, mango, guava, custard apple, sapota and jamun showed that Maulani hani and Rummanaguda series were not suitable (N) for most of the selected crops due to very severe limitations of slope and erosion. The remaining soil series of the study area were moderately and marginally suitable for pigeonpea, green-gram, black-gram, bengal-gram, sorghum and soya bean crops. However, Chimmanchod, Maulani hani, Rummanaguda, Dotikola and Naranal series were not suitable for horticultural crops due to severe limitations of slope, erosion and rooting depth. Ranapur and Thajalapur series were highly suitable for all horticultural crops except mango due to marginal limitations of slope and rooting depth.
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Mahadev, Bellakki MA, Rajesh NL, Rudramurthy HV, Srinivasa reddy GV. Land evaluation of rastampur-3 micro-watershed in north eastern transition zone of Karnataka for sustainable land use planning. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(1):240-248.