Uftori Wasit, Uftori
PT Agro Bumi Indonesia

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Kesesuaian Lahan Untuk Tanaman Pangan di Kabupaten Madiun Muhammad, Muhammad; Wasit, Uftori
Gontor AGROTECH Science Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2015): Juni 2015
Publisher : Gontor AGROTECH Science Journal

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The production areas of food crops reportedfl uctuating during 2005 to 2009. The datas showed that theproduction areas of rice was decresed. In contrast, its corn,cassava and sweet potato were decreased. It is necessaryto increase the food production area through governmentpolicy. Analysis of land suitability for crops with a GeographicInformation System (GIS) is one of the basic forpolicy-making and the development of technical suggestionsin the agricultural sector.This research used grid-type survey method. In thiscase, the soil properties compared to the factor class of landsuitability for particular plant based on modifi ed of FAO 1976) and Sys et. al. (1993) according to the local conditionsof Madiun.The aim of this research was to evaluate the land inMadiun. It could be recomand to increase the productionarea of rice, corn, peanuts, bean, soybean, cassava and sweetpotato. The result showed that land suitability for areas ofrice production was 41.347 ha, corn 42.909 ha, peanut 41.547ha, bean 42.909 ha, soybean 41.927 ha, cassava 41.537 ha, and sweet potato 41.537 ha.