Kesesuaian Lahan Untuk Tanaman Pangan di Kabupaten Madiun

Muhammad Muhammad, Uftori Wasit

Abstract

The production areas of food crops reported
fl uctuating during 2005 to 2009. The datas showed that the
production areas of rice was decresed. In contrast, its corn,
cassava and sweet potato were decreased. It is necessary
to increase the food production area through government
policy. Analysis of land suitability for crops with a Geographic
Information System (GIS) is one of the basic for
policy-making and the development of technical suggestions
in the agricultural sector.
This research used grid-type survey method. In this
case, the soil properties compared to the factor class of land
suitability for particular plant based on modifi ed of FAO 1976) and Sys et. al. (1993) according to the local conditions
of Madiun.
The aim of this research was to evaluate the land in
Madiun. It could be recomand to increase the production
area of rice, corn, peanuts, bean, soybean, cassava and sweet
potato. The result showed that land suitability for areas of
rice production was 41.347 ha, corn 42.909 ha, peanut 41.547
ha, bean 42.909 ha, soybean 41.927 ha, cassava 41.537 ha, and sweet potato 41.537 ha.

Keywords

Crops; land suitability; Madiun

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