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Karlen, D.L., Mausbach, M.J., Doran, J.W., Cline, R.G., Harris, R.F. and Schuman, G.E. (1997) Soil Quality: A Concept, Definition, and Framework for Evaluation. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 61, 4-10. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj1997.03615995006100010001x

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  • TITLE: The Assessment of Soil Quality on the Arable Land in Yellow River Delta Combined with Remote Sensing Technology

    AUTHORS: Linlin Guo, Hanjie Hao, Yanghua Liu, Haibo Ma, Jingbo An, Qian Sun, Zhao Yang

    KEYWORDS: NDVI, Remote Sensing Technology, Soil Quality Indexing, Soil Quality Indicators

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.5 No.5B, November 17, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Soil quality assessment is essential to improve the understanding of soil quality and make proper agricultural practices. However, soil quality assessments are extremely difficult to implement in a large-scale area, since they are time and labor consuming. Remote sensing technique gained more attention in plant and soil information monitoring recently for its high effi-ciency and convenience. But seldom studies tested the applicability of remote sensing techniques before implementing. This study conducted the soil quality assessment in a typical agricultural county in the Yellow River delta (Kenli). We found the soil quality in Kenli was dominantly in the low grade (71.85%), with deficient nutrient (SOM and TN), poor structure (high BD) and high EC. Salinity is the primary limiting factor for soil quality in Kenli, and adjustment of soil salinization through suitable farming practices such as organic fertilizers application, irrigation for leaching, and salt-tolerant crop planting is the key point for soil quality improvement. We obtained the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) of the study area by remote sensing technique, and found the high correlation between NDVI and soil quality indicator (SOM, TN and EC) and yield. The NDVI can help to study the soil conditions as a soil quality assessment indicator. More studies about the ap-plication of remote sensing technique on soil quality detecting are expected.