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Land Characteristics of Batang Pelepat Watershed in Bungo District, Jambi

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Author(s): Sunarti

Journal: Jurnal Tanah Tropika
ISSN 0852-257X

Volume: 15;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 73;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Batang Pelepat | land characteristics | watershed

ABSTRACT
Land characteristics describebiophysics characteristics of watershed. But, land has been used for economic oriented. The objective of this researchis to identify land characteristics of Batang Pelepat watershed. Data collection was carried out by survey based on landunit map and analyzed by descriptive analysis. The results showed that land in Batang Pelepat watershed consist of 23land units and some land use types (forest, rubber and oil palm farming, settlement and shrub), soil parent materialsvariously (alluvium, granite, tuff andesite, basalt, and clay rock), soil depth ranges from 88 to 160 cm and soil texture isclassified moderate fine to fine. Lands were dominated by slope of >15–30% and >45–65% and dystrudepts of soilgroup with soil fertility level very low to low because its pH about 3.80-6.20, base saturation about 7.86-32.79% and Pavailableabout 2.80-25.00 ppm. Various land use has also caused different erosion and permeability levels
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