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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2528-2541
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.308


Agropedological Approach for Rural Land Use Planning – A Case Study from Lagadwal Village, Dhule District, Maharashtra, India
B.P. Bhaskar*, Sunil Maske, S.C. Ramesh Kumar, S. Srinivas and Rajendra Hegde
ICAR-NBSS & LUP, Regional Centre, Hebbal, Bangalore-560024, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The decline in crop productivity in rural areas in semi-arid regions of Maharashtra was a serious concern and offered an opportunity to look into the reflective realties of drought and difficulties faced by farmers with rudimentary farming systems. The objectives of present study were to characterize, classify, mapping and evaluation of soils for local grown crops and to integrate crop – livestock systems at landscape level. The cadastral survey was carriedout in Lagadwal village of Dhule district and applied treatment oriented land capability classification to suggest soil-water conservation measures and soil - site suitability for crops. The economic analysis of farming components was carried out by selecting five farmers using soil map. A soil map with 23 soil phases as mapping units were evaluated and estimated that 58.9% of arable land needs stone wall constructions on summits (8.3%of area), hill side ditches on shoulder slopes (25.3% of area), bench and broad base terraces on foot hill (9.0% of area). The onfarm trials with five farmers showed that onion cultivation under broad bed furrow system with poultry + cow component fetched an income of Rs 4.5 lakhs (black soil) over Rs 2.3 lakhs (red soil).


Keywords: Crop planning, Dhule, Economic evaluation, Lagadwal, Morphopedology, Rural landscapes
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Bhaskar, B.P., Sunil Maske, S.C. Ramesh Kumar, S. Srinivas and Rajendra Hegde. 2018. Agropedological Approach for Rural Land Use Planning – A Case Study from Lagadwal Village, Dhule District, Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2528-2541. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.308