Aşağı Pasinler Ovası Topraklarının Toprak Kalite İndeks Parametreleri Bakımından Değerlendirilmesi

Ali Kılıç ÖZBEK

Ekoloji, 2004, Issue 51, Pages: 39-44

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Abstract

It is possible to provide sustainable use of soil resources by determining soil quality trends within specific periods. The objective of this study was to determine soil quality parameters of the Asagi Pasinler Plain soils with an area of 6103 hectares that will be used for irrigated agriculture in near future, and to provide information for making effective soil-water management practices. Quality Score for the soils in the study area was determined by evaluating physical and chemical soil properties and land characteristics. It was found that the plain soils have 2-grade soil source with degradated pH, organic matter and fundamental plant nutrients. Soils in the study area need to be rehabilitated for top soil depth, erosion and water holding capacity. It was also obtained that soils are in good condition respect to soil texture, structure, drainage and ground water quality. In the study area, it is important to define the process, factors and causes of soil degradation, and to assess the quality of soil that indicates the capacity of soil to sustain biological productivity and promote plant and animal health for sustainable resource management.

Keywords

Asagi Pasinler, degradation, soil, soil quality, sustainability