New Landscape Planning Concepts to Management Strategies for Developing Agricultural Regions

  • Javad TAEI SEMIROMI University Of Zabol, Department of Agronomy, Sistan and Baluchistan (IR)
  • Ahmad GHANBARI University Of Zabol, Department of Agronomy, Sistan and Baluchistan (IR)
  • Abdolali GHAFFARI Dryland Agricultural Research Institute (DARI), Maragheh (IR)
  • Baratali SIAHSAR University Of Zabol, Department of Agronomy, Sistan and Baluchistan (IR)
  • Ebrahim AMIRI Islamic Azad University, Department of Agriculture, Lahijan branch, Lahijan (IR)
  • Shamsollah AYOUBI Isfahan University of Technology, Department of Soil sciences, Isfahan (IR)

Abstract

Sustainable land resource management depends on the good assessment and planning of current landscapes. This may be possible with application of multidisciplinary researches, as this study presented a multidisciplinary approach in a spatial database frame work using Geographic Information System. ‘Agroecological zones’ concept is used to integrating and characterizing homogenous spatial units. This approach combine theme layers include of available water resources, climate, terrain and soil conditions, associated with land use and settlement patterns. Climatic indices layers, including of growing degree days, aridity index, length of growing period and freezing period were created using the correlation between climatic parameter and digital elevation model. Using this approach the Borujen watershed was divided in 28 ‘agroecological zones’ which defined 3 landscapes or agricultural regions. The most important constraints for developing agriculture in landscape I has topographic, climatic and soil constrains, landscape II has topographic and soil constrains and landscape III has the some limitations of soil. Landscape I and II are much less attractive from an agricultural perspective. Landscape III is suitable for agriculture but, the potential for rainfed cropping system is limited by a lack of growing period during which neither temperature nor moisture is limiting to plant production. In general, the case study of the Borujen watershed indicated that this approach can be used for different scales and adaptive to the particular planning.

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Author Biographies

Javad TAEI SEMIROMI, University Of Zabol, Department of Agronomy, Sistan and Baluchistan
Department of Agriculture
Ahmad GHANBARI, University Of Zabol, Department of Agronomy, Sistan and Baluchistan
Department of Agriculture
Ebrahim AMIRI, Islamic Azad University, Department of Agriculture, Lahijan branch, Lahijan
Department of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University
Published
2011-11-17
How to Cite
TAEI SEMIROMI, J., GHANBARI, A., GHAFFARI, A., SIAHSAR, B., AMIRI, E., & AYOUBI, S. (2011). New Landscape Planning Concepts to Management Strategies for Developing Agricultural Regions. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 3(4), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb346361
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Research articles
CITATION
DOI: 10.15835/nsb346361