Determination the Effect of Land Leveling on Soil Loses in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Production Areas

K. E. TemIzel1, F. Akin1, D. Aydogan1, S. Eren1 and K. Kevseroglu2
1 Ondokuz Mayis University, Agriculture Faculty, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department,Samsun, Turkey
2 Ondokuz Mayis University, Agriculture Faculty, Field Crops Department, Samsun, Turkey


TemIzel, K. E., F. AkIn, D. Aydogan, S. Eren and K. Kevseroglu, 2012. Determination the effect of land leveling on soil loses in rice (Oryza sativa L.) production areas. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci.,18: 219-226

In this study, loses stemming from basin ditches were calculated through satellite photographs in rice production areas of Bafra plain having insufficient land leveling and irrigated with mainly basin irrigation methods. Within the 39000 da of cultivated areas on the right coast of Bafra plain, selected as the experimental area, 102 parcels of 4535 da of rice lands were examined and soil loses stemming from basin numbers and ditches were determined. Based on the results, some practical suggestions were concluded by comparing the losses in production areas where land leveling was performed or not.

Key words: Bafra plain, rice, Oryza sativa L., basin irrigation, land leveling.

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