International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Land Suitability Evaluation for Irrigation in Dejen District, Ethiopia
      Abraham Mahari, Azalu Alebachew
Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the soil properties of the area for irrigation purpose. Soil properties of the study area such as texture, depth, electrical conductivity, drainage, calcium carbonate content and slope were collected from eight sampling sites in the form of semi-detailed surveying level. Qualitative evaluation was carried out by means of parametric method. The results showed that the major portion of the cultivated area (308.1ha) is deemed as being marginally suitable (S3) land due to moderate slope, and medium soil depth. 33ha of the area was found to be currently non-suitable (N1) mainly due to moderate slope, gravelly soil texture and medium soil depth. In the study area, 120.2ha was also found as permanently non-suitable (N2) because of the high slope, gravelly soil texture and shallow soil depth. For almost the total study area elements such as salinity, drainage and CaCO3 were not considered as limiting factors.

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Abraham Mahari, Azalu Alebachew (2018); Land Suitability Evaluation for Irrigation in Dejen District, Ethiopia; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(9) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0913.php?rp=P211725
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