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Potential of Critical Land for Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor) Development in Indrapuri Sub-District, Aceh Besar District, Aceh Province


Manfarizah Syakur, Muyassir Hifnalisa, Yulia Dewi Fazlina

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Keywords

Critical land, Sorghum bicolor, Indrapuri.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the critical land conditions qualitatively and quantitatively as well as the development potential for sorghum in Indrapuri subdistrict, Aceh Besar District. The study used a survey method based on the 2004 Critical Land Spatial Data Preparation Technical Guidelines. The data analysis technique was using overlay method and ground checking directly in the field. The results showed that there were 3 (three) categories of critical land in the cultivation area in Indrapuri Subdistrict, Aceh Besar District, that is uncritical land with a score of 470 covering an area of 5,280 ha, moderately critical land with a score of 290-320 covering 6,562 ha, and critical land with a score of 220 -260 covering an area of 3,135 ha. The land with various levels of criticality generally has a very low to low level of soil fertility with the level of land suitability for sorghum plants ranging from moderately suitable (S2) and marginally suitable (S3).