BACKGROUND OF VEGETABLE MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN MUNICIPALITY OF KALOYANOVO, BULGARIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LX
Written by Vera STEFANOVA

Horticulture is one of the importance parts of Bulgarian agricultural sectors. Crop growing specification requires deep and good knowledge about agricultural development and practices. Advanced research and carefully gathered and analysed information is the first step of the successful result. This publication presents the structure and more necessary data for complex analyzing of environmental factors and their influence on agriculture structure in Municipality of Kaloyanovo, Plovdiv region, Bulgaria. The study area is 347 sq.km and average elevation - 198 m. An overview would show the present state of physiography, climate, crop cultivation, landscape, elevation, labor force, marketing, farmers practices, areas under cultivation, land use, soil type, water resources, road systems, erosion level, the most spread vegetable marketing, demography and socio-economy opportunities. Methodology is based on thematic maps and analysis, creating by GIS application. It aims to identify current status of the most appropriate plants development, land management and changes in land use form. Spatial data and thematic maps present increase and decrease of agricultural availability in the study area. Results obtained will be relate to multi-criteria land suitability evaluation, accordingly to vegetable crop characteristics. This model of land evaluation helps farmers and vegetable growers to realise potentiality of their land parcel and required management procedures.

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KOÇ M., YILDIZ K., YILDIRIM S. 2016, BACKGROUND OF VEGETABLE MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS IN MUNICIPALITY OF KALOYANOVO, BULGARIA. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LX, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 125-134.


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