Land evaluation for cotton cultivation in the south al_jezira irrigation project - Iraq by using remote sensing and geographic information systems
Al-Yaaquby, Saleem Yawuz Jamal
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The research aims to assess the suitability of cotton cultivation in South Al_Jezira Irrigation Project Nineveh - Iraq at the actual and in the potential after major improvements possible. By using remote sensing to classify land use and land cover, also using geographic information systems for input and storing the data to building data bank of land resources and land characteristics relate to the land evaluation, also the requirements and limitations for the cultivation of cotton in the study area, also in the processing, analysis and building computer model for the evaluated and classification of land suitability actual and potential for the cotton cultivation in the study area, to find out and display the results which showed that the actual land suitability classification for cotton cultivation in the study area Is moderate suitability S2, marginal suitability S3, which occupies area 82% and 18% respectively for each class, it is possible improvements and reclamation some of the limitation for the cultivation of cotton in the future to change the land index and land suitability classification.