A Study on Soil Suitability Criteria for Liriopis Platyphylla

  • Cho, Hyun-Jun (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Hyun, Byung-Keun (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Sonn, Yeon-Kyu (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Park, Chan-Won (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Chun, Hyen-Chung (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Song, Kwan-Cheol (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Noh, Dae-Cheol (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Yun, Kwan-Hee (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA)
  • Received : 2013.11.11
  • Accepted : 2013.11.24
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Soil properties and yields of liriopis platyphylla were investigated to establish soil suitability of Korean liriopis platyphylla at 116 farms in Korea. Morphological and physical properties of the soils were investigated along with the average yield of 2~3 years. The impact factors of soil properties to the yield of liriopis platyphylla were selected based on standard error of each factor. The yields of liriopis platyphylla showed the greatest values when the morphology was alluvial plains, when the drainage was well or moderately well, when the slope was 0-2%, the texture was coarse loamy, when the gravel content was less than 15% and when the available soil depth was more than 100 cm. Contribution factors of soil properties to the yields were 0.15 by morphology, 0.15 by drainage level, 0.13 by slope, 0.18 by texture, 0.16 by gravel content and 0.23 by available soil depth, respectively. Soil suitability classes were set as follows; the best suitable land if score was greater than 92, suitable land if score ranged from 91 to 86, the possible land if the score ranged from 85 to 83, and low productive land if score was less than 82. According to the criteria, 17.8% of the production area was the best suitable land, 43.1% was suitable land, 17.3% was possible land, and 21.8% was low productive land. The sum of both the best and suitable lands were 60.9% of the farm area of Miryang in Gyeongsangnam-do.


Liriopis platyphylla;Soil suitability class;Soil morphology;Soil physical property


Grant : Development system technology for sustainable use of agricultural land resources

Supported by : Rural Development Administration


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