Cultivated land Quality Evaluation Methods Based on Bio-Norm and EO

  • 1. State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China;
    2. College of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046, China;
    3. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

Received date: 2010-09-16

  Revised date: 2010-12-08

  Online published: 1997-08-20


Quality evaluation of cultivated land is important in the guidance of agricultural production. Whether the evalution method is appropriate or not directly affects the scientificity of evaluation results. Through practical investigation, sample collection, and analysis, a total of 249 surficial paddy soil property data and 95 rice production data were collected in the study area of Yujiang County, Jiangxi Province. Expert opinion and the newly established Bio-Norm method were used to determine indicators, indicators’weight, and their relationship functions respectively, and then to evaluate the quality of paddy field land of the study area. The comparison between Bio-Norm method and EO showed that EO method was unstable, and the indicators selected by Bio-Norm method were more representative than that of EO method. The weights obtained from Bio-Norm method could better accurately reflect the importance of indicators. The relationship functions of Bio-Norm method could better reflect the actual requirements of rice growth. Evaluation results showed that regression coefficient of determination (R2) between cultivated land quality index (IIFI value) obtained from Bio-Norm method and rice yield was far higher than that of EO method, and the distribution of IIFI value obtained from Bio-Norm method and rice yield was more consistent in the region than that of EO method. Therefore, the Bio-Norm method is more scientific and reasonable than the EO method in evaluating the quality of cultivated land.

Cite this article

ZHANG Guang-xing, YU Dong-sheng, ZHANG Zhong-qi, WANG Xing-xiang, SHI Xue-zheng . Cultivated land Quality Evaluation Methods Based on Bio-Norm and EO[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2011 , 31(8) : 1012 -1018 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2011.08.1012


[1] Velasquez E,Lavelle P,Andrade M.GISQ,a multifunctional indicator of soil quality[J].Soil Biology and Biochemistry,2007,39(6): 3066-3080.
[2] 何毓蓉,徐祥明,吴晓军.成渝经济区的耕地土壤质量特点及保护对策[J].地理科学,2009,29(3):375~382.
[3] 张衍广,林振山,梁仁君.基于EMD分析的山东省土地承载力的动力学预测[J].地理科学,2008,28(2):219~223.
[4] Andrews S S,Florab C B,Mitchellc J P,et al.Growers’perceptions and acceptance of soil quality indices[J].Geoderma,2003,114(3):187-213.
[5] Marzaioli R,D'Ascoli R,Pascale R A D,et al.Soil quality in a Mediterranean area of Southern Italy as related to different land use types[J].Applied Soil Ecology,2010,44(3):205-212.
[6] Larson W E,Pierce F J.Conservation and enhancement of soil quality. Evaluation of Sustainable Land Management in the Developing World[M].Bangkok,Thailand,International Board for Soil Research and Management,1991.
[7] Andrews S S,Karlen D L,Mitchell J P.A comparison of soil quality indexing methods for vegetable production systems in Northern California[J].Agriculture,Ecosystems and Environment,2002,90(1):25-45.
[8] 何毓蓉,周红艺,张保华,等.四川省耕地地力生产潜力及承载力研究[J].地理科学,2004,24(1):20~25.
[9] Bachmann G,Kinzel H.Physiological and ecological aspects of the interactions between plant roots and rhizosphere soil[J].Soil Biol.Biochem,1992,24 (6):543-552.
[10] Yemefack M,Jetten V G,Rossiter D G.Developing a minimum dataset for characterizing soil dynamics in shifting cultivation systems[J].Soil & Tillage Research,2006,86(1):84-98.
[11] Li G L,Chen J,Sun Z Y,et al.Establishing a minimum dataset for soil quality assessment based on soil properties and land-use changes[J].Acta Ecologica Sinica,2007,27(7):2715-2724.
[12] Andrews S S,Karlen D L,Cambardella C A.The Soil Management Assessment Framework:A Quantitative Soil Quality Evaluation Method[J].Soil Sci.Soc.Am.J.,2004,68(6):1945-1962.
[13] 赵彦峰,郭恒亮,孙志英,等.基于土壤学知识的主成分分析判断土壤重金属来源[J].地理科学,2008,28(1):45~50.
[14] Andrews S S,Mitchell J P,Mancinelli R,et al.On-Farm Assessment of Soil Quality in California’s Central Valley[J]. Agron. J.,2002,94(1):12-23.
[15] Qi Y B,Darilek J L,Huang B,et al.Evaluating soil quality indices in an agricultural region of Jiangsu Province,China[J].Geoderma,2009,149(4):325-334.
[16] Liebig M A,Varvel G,Doran J W.A simple performance-based index for assessing multiple agroecosystem functions[J].Agron.J.,2001,93(2):313-318.
[17] 王建国,杨林章,单艳红.模糊数学在土壤质量评价中的应用研究[J].土壤学报,2001,38(2):176~183.
[18] 张 华,张甘霖,漆智平,等.热带地区农场尺度土壤质量现状的系统评价[J].土壤学报,2003,40(2):186~193.
[19] Zhang Z Q,Yu D S,Shi X Z,et al.Effect of sampling classification patterns on SOC variability in the red soil region,China.Soil & Tillage Research.2010,doi:10.1016/j.still.2010.05.007
[20] 鲁如坤.土壤农业化学分析方法[M].北京:中国农业科技出版社,2000.
[21] 于东升,史学正.土壤适宜性的多层次模糊综合评判//冯 光,张昌全,史学正,等.土地资源持续利用与信息技术.北京:中国大地出版社,1998:114~119.
[22] 徐建华.计量地理学[M].北京:高等教育出版社,2006.
[23] 曹志洪,周健民.中国土壤质量[M].北京:科学出版社,2008.
[24] 杨艳丽,史学正,于东升,等.区域尺度土壤养分空间变异及其影响因素研究[J].地理科学,2008,26(6):788~792.
[25] 许 宁,郭旭东,洪有堂,等.基于文献分析的土地退化评价指标研究[J].地理科学,2008,28(3):425~430.