Land Capability Analysis

Authored by: Michael J. Singer

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRL-120049142

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Abstract

The amount of land available for production of food, fiber, and other necessary products for human sustainability is limited. Land capability systems are designed to help determine appropriate uses and management of available land. Land rating systems for agriculture include those that evaluate the potential for bringing new lands into production and others that evaluate the production potential and conservation needs for those already in production. Additional land capability systems rate lands for nonagricultural uses.

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