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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1568) Last page : (1573)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5262

Climatic Suitability Analysis for Tomato Cultivation in Haryana (India)

Padam Singh, Anurag*, Raj Singh, Ram Niwas, Anil Kumar and M. L. Khichar
Department of Agricultural Meteorology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
*Corresponding Author E-mail: anurag.airon@gmail.com
Received: 20.07.2017  |  Revised: 28.08.2017   |  Accepted: 4.09.2017  


Suitability analysis is a prerequisite for achieving optimum utilization of the available land resources. Lack of knowledge on best combination of factors that suit production of tomato can contribute to the low production. The aim of this study was to carry out a suitability analysis for tomato vegetable crop based on climatic and physical factors of production using GIS approach. The study was carried out for Haryana state in India. Biophysical variables like climate, soil and topography were considered for suitability analysis. All data were processed in ArcGIS 10.1 and the maps were generated. Each parameter was independently analyzed for demarcating its different levels of favorable zones based on recommended criteria for tomato cultivation. Father all the zones (such as highly suitable to less or unsuitable) were clubbed in GIS by superimposing to get final suitability zones. Out of the 21 districts of Haryana, six districts such as Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, and Gurgaon were predominantly found suitable for tomato due to good soil moisture, water availability and suitable weather, whereas it was found moderately suitable in eight districts viz. Kaithal, Jind, Panipat, Fatehabad, Hisar, Faridabad, Palwal, and Mewat. The research provided information at local level that could be used by farmers and policy makers to select regional and best cropping patterns as per suitability.

Key words: Suitability analysis, GIS, tomato, overlay analysis

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Cite this article: Singh, P., Anurag, Singh, R., Niwas, R., Kumar, A. and Khichar, M.L., Climatic suitability analysis for tomato cultivation in Haryana (India), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1568-1573 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5262