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Title: Land Potential for Irrigated Agriculture in Al-Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Al-Mashhady, A.S.
Hammad, M.A.
Reda, M.
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University Agricultural Sciences: 3 (2); 319-332
Abstract: Map units of the map of AI-Qassim Region were interpreted to appraise land potential for irri-gated agriculture. The appraisal was based on inherent limitations and constraints such as erosion hazard, wetness and soil characteristics. Assuming that irrigation is feasible, that salinity and/or sodicity of some areas are rectifiable and that drainage of some areas can be improved, the soils were rated for cultivation purposes. Where otherwise limitations are permanent, the land was classified for other nonagricultural purposes. Each mapping unit of the soil map was placed into a land capability group that includes one or more capability subclass. The dominant class in every unit was determined and a capability map was constructed using 14 map units defined either as a single subclass or as an association of subclasses. The map can be used to identify both priorities and precautions for land development and utilization. Fourteen map units were recognized.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1878
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