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Determine the land and capability classification of soil: A Case Study Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad

By: Seyed Ali Mousavi, Ali Zargham Taheri, Saeed Shojaei

Key Words: Classification of soil, Land capability, Land constraints, Watershed

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(6), 59-66, June 2017.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the land capability of the Posht Taveh area in Kohgilouye and Boyer-Ahmad province through soil taxonomy using American method. This study sought to determine constraints and capability resource of land for different uses. This research were conducted with four stage preliminary, field, experiments and complementary. In the preliminary stage topographic maps, aerial photographs and geological maps were prepared and used for analysis and interpretation. In the field stage the soil profiles were worked out and described. The samples of all the layers were collected for soil profile, physical and chemical analysis. Finally, soil classification was done based on the American method. The results showed that the soil in the region in all the work units were in Entisols Category and two of them are in the subgroup Aridic Ustorthent and others are in Ustifluvent Aridic. These soil is composed of new material mothers and it is possibly detected as a youth soil and lack of natural genetic horizons.

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Determine the land and capability classification of soil: A Case Study Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad

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Seyed Ali Mousavi, Ali Zargham Taheri, Saeed Shojaei. 2017. Determine the land and capability classification of soil: A Case Study Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad. J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(6), 59-66.
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