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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONSERVATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PRODUCER PROFITABILITY

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Title: Evaluation of Agricultural Land Suitability: Application of Fuzzy Indicators

Authors
item Kurtener, Dmitry - AGROPHYSICAL RES. INST.
item TORBERT, HENRY
item Krueger, Elena - INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 30, 2008
Publication Date: June 30, 2008
Citation: Kurtener, D., Torbert III, H.A., Krueger, E. 2008. Evaluation of Agricultural Land Suitability: Application of Fuzzy Indicators. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2008), June 30 - July 3, 2008, Perugia, Italy. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary: Making effective decisions regarding agricultural land suitability problems are vital to achieve optimum land productivity and to ensure environmental sustainability. The problem of evaluation of agricultural land suitability is considered as a fuzzy modeling task. The application of individual fuzzy indicators provides an opportunity for assessment of land suitability of lands as degree or grade of performance when the lands are used for agricultural purposes. Using composite fuzzy indicator it is possible to obtain weighted average estimation of land suitability. This theoretical technique is illustrated with a simple example.

Technical Abstract: The problem of evaluation of agricultural land suitability is considered as a fuzzy modeling task. The application of individual fuzzy indicators provides an opportunity for assessment of lsand suitability of lands as degree or grade of performance when the lands are used for agricultural purposes. Using composite fuzzy indicator it is possible to obtain weighted average estimation of land suitability. This theoretical technique is illustrated with a simple example.

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