Determining soil and landscape requirements of cotton for use in land suitability assessment in Iran


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Authors

  • GHORBAN ALI ROSHANI Associate Professor, Cotton Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Gorgan, Iran
  • S. A. R. SEYED JALALI Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

Keywords:

Cotton, Land suitability class, Soil requirement, Yield

Abstract

The strategic importance of cotton as a source of fiber and edible oil for people, feed for animal, and a commodity for job creation
makes cotton cultivation an economically important activity. Of late, some challenges have led to a decline in cotton cultivation in
Iran in recent decades. This declining trend has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture, Jihad to put on its agenda a plan for attaining self-sufficiency in cotton production by 2025. To realize this, it is necessary to identify and prioritize areas in the country with suitableĀ  production potential for cotton cultivation. This can be done by conducting systematic land suitability assessment studies and analyzing the characteristics and quality of soil and climatic resources for cotton cultivation. Hence, the objective of this study was to determine the soil and landscape requirements for cotton production that will be used to evaluate land suitability for cotton.

Author Biographies

  • GHORBAN ALI ROSHANI, Associate Professor, Cotton Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Gorgan, Iran

    Associate Professor, Cotton Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Gorgan, Iran

  • S. A. R. SEYED JALALI, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

    Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Research Institute, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

Submitted

2024-02-16

Published

2023-12-06

How to Cite

Determining soil and landscape requirements of cotton for use in land suitability assessment in Iran. (2023). Cotton Research Journal, 14(2), 15. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/CoRJ/article/view/148591