Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 473, Issue 1, pp 346–349 | Cite as

The resource potential of Russian lands for crop farming

Geography
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Abstract

Geoinformational analysis shows that the fraction of lands that are optimal for farming of the main crops in Russia is about 10% of the available land at best (for summer wheat, buckwheat). For the majority of other crop cultures, this value is a few percent at most. The available resources are used very incompletely. The index of completeness of land resource potential use is no more than 10% for the majority of crops. Only in the case of soy are the available resources almost completely involved, whereas available land resources of winter wheat, grain maize, and sunflowers are used at 20–30%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Ivanov
    • 1
  • I. Yu. Savin
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. S. Stolbovoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Dokuchaev Soil InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Peoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia

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