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  • Land evaluation is the process whereby the suitability of land for specific purposes, such as irrigated agriculture, is assessed. Land evaluation involves the selection of suitable land and suitable cropping, and of irrigation and management alternatives that are physically and financially practicable and economically viable. The main product of land evaluation is a land classification that indicates the suitability of various kindsof land for specific land uses, usually depicted on maps with accompanying reports.

    Created: 12/6/18

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