Investigation on Agricultural Land Use and Soil Characteristics along Bonghwang-cheon Watershed in Milyang

밀양 봉황천 수계지역의 토지이용현황과 토양특성

  • Lim, Dong-Kyu (National Yeongnam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Kang, Hang-Won (National Yeongnam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Jung, Yeun-Tae (National Yeongnam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Park, Kyeong-Bae (National Yeongnam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Park, Moo-Eon (National Agricultural Science and Technology Institute)
  • Published : 1997.09.30


This study was carried out to investigate agricultural status and soil fertility of Bonghwang-cheon watershed area which is located at Chodong-myeon, Milyang-si. The acreage of arable land was about 1,209ha, and the population was 3,706 people. Out of total arable land, paddy was 64.4%, upland 19.6% and orchard 16.0%. Chicken was the largest in the number of livestock and poultry, but pig seems to contribute most severly to water pollution. The geology in the lower stream was alluvium but andesite and derivated materials from it were occupied most upland areas. Tuff was scattered in the small area near by the alluvium of Nakdong river, and diorite and granodiorite were located at the low hill and mountains respectivately. The principal paddy soils in the area were Geumgog, Jisan and Imgog series etc of fine loamy on sloped valleys and fans. The Pyeongtaeg series, fine silty family of imperfectly drained on plain was irrigated by Chodong reservoir. The clayey Honam series on alluvium was distributed along the low hill while Gyuam series, coarse silty alluvial soil way close to Nakdong river. In chemical properties of soils, the vinyl house soils were higher in EC, and orchard soils in OM, $P_2O_5$, exchangeable canons than other soils.