The soil quality is one of the factors which to the greatest extent affects the possibility of obtaining high incomes from agricultural production. This factor is independent of the other elements affecting the profitability of agricultural production, such as lots fragmentation, farm areas structure and economic conditions. Soils classification provides information on potential land productivity in analyzed area, which knowledge is essential, inter alia, in land consolidation programming process or spatial planning. The acquisition of soil quality and suitability data is possible on the basis of the agricultural soil maps analysis or based on the data of the ground and building registration.
The presented article introduces the results of the analysis of variation in the soils quality and suitability for the Myślenicki administrative district, which is located in the southern part of Małopolska voivodeship. The indicator values defining the average soil classification have been calculated for each of the 71 parts of Myślenicki administrative district. The obtained results may represent a valuable source material, which can be used in many other studies or analysis. The small changeability of the ground and building registration data containing soil classification information, causes that they have high usability.
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