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Village Level Geo-Environmental Assessment of Soil Site Suitability for Grapes Cultivation Using Geospatial Techniques
  • Pravin Nalawade,
  • Dnaneshwar Pawar,
  • Kirti Somwanshi
Pravin Nalawade
MVP Samaj’s KRT Arts BH Commerce and AM Science (KTHM) College Nashik

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Dnaneshwar Pawar
MVP Samaj’s KSKW Arts Science and Commerce College CIDCO Nashik
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Kirti Somwanshi
MVP Samaj’s KRT Arts BH Commerce and AM Science (KTHM) College Nashik
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Using soil survey database, the current study aims to determine the optimum feasible land surface for grape cultivation in order to increase and optimize production. Proper management of land resources requires micro-level assessment. The study area is village Rahud in the drought-prone zone of Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. The village’s current land use and land cover data point to proper soil resource management for fallow land reclamation. The revenue map was used to create the base map. The NBSS and LUP criteria are used to assess the suitability of a soil location for grape production. The study area’s varied land use/cover and slope components were used to gather detailed soil samples and measure soil hydrological parameters. The spatial variation of soil physical, chemical, and hydrological parameters was assessed using soil sample collection and analysis. To assess quantitative and spatial variation of soil suitability for grape cultivation Geoinformatics and statistical approaches were used. The standards raster database was used for ranking and parametric evaluation and spatial assessment. Highly suitable land accounts 22.95 % of the entire village, moderately suitable land is 27.11 % and marginally suitable land covers 22.67 %. Fallow land contains marginally appropriate classes and is ideal for converting into suitable class application if the proper soil measures followed.