Cultivated Land Quality Evaluation Method and Demonstration Based on Improved Grey Target Model

Clc Number:


Fund Project:

Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.4217011836)

  • Article
  • |
  • Figures
  • |
  • Metrics
  • |
  • Reference
  • |
  • Related
  • |
  • Cited by
  • |
  • Materials
  • |
  • Comments

    【Objective】 Cultivated land is a special public resource and the most precious natural resource, which has a fundamental and guaranteeing role in national food security. As an important means to measure the internal basic conditions and external utilization level of cultivated land, cultivated land quality evaluation is the basis for grasping the status quo of cultivated land quality and promoting sustainable use of cultivated land resources. 【Method】 Based on the needs of the “triad” protection of cultivated land, we applied the Criteria Importance Though Intercriteria Correlation(CRITIC) method to improve the gray target evaluation model. Also, we proposed a new method for the evaluation of county-level cultivated land quality based on the triple quality dimension including soil quality, ecological quality and management quality. The Chibi City was taken as the case study. 【Result】 Results show that the organic matter content and 17 others indicators can characterize the multi-functional quality level of cultivated land under the triple quality dimensions of soil, ecology and management. The quality of cultivated land in Chibi City was at an upper-middle level, and the range of bullseye was 0.66~0.85. Furthermore, the regional spatial difference of cultivated land quality was large and the quality grade of cultivated land in Chibi City was mainly two and three, accounting for about 80.49% of the total cultivated land area. The cultivated land with a higher quality level was mainly distributed in the northwest and east of Chibi City while with a lower quality level was predominant in the central and northern urban areas and Shenshanzhen in the northeast. The difference in cultivated land management quality in Chibi City was small, soil quality and ecological quality were more restrictive to the comprehensive quality of cultivated land. 【Conclusion】 The evaluation results of this study were consistent with the existing cultivated land quality grade evaluation results. This indicate that the improved gray target evaluation model was not only more objective in the weighting and evaluation process, but also conducive to measuring the single-dimensional quality of cultivated land. The improved gray target evaluation model was an important supplement to the existing cultivated land quality evaluation methods. This research can provide theoretical and methodological references for the evaluation of cultivated land multi-functional quality, which is in line with the new perspective of cultivated land quality evaluation in the new era.

    Cited by
Get Citation

HE Xinying, NIE Yan, WANG Pu, YIN Chen, YU Lei. Cultivated Land Quality Evaluation Method and Demonstration Based on Improved Grey Target Model[J]. Acta Pedologica Sinica,2023,60(4):1007-1016.

Article Metrics
  • Abstract:
  • PDF:
  • HTML:
  • Cited by:
  • Received:September 17,2021
  • Revised:March 02,2022
  • Adopted:April 21,2022
  • Online: April 22,2022
  • Published: July 28,2023