Total Degradation of Agricultural Landscapes and Development of Matrices of Land Management Problems in Stavropol Region


The article is devoted to the problems of agricultural land management in Stavropol region in the context of agro-climatic zones characterized by degradation processes. The subject is a qualitative state of agricultural landscapes of Stavropol and their protection, identification of degradation processes. Materials are result of the research conducted in Stavropol region in 2000–2017 by monitoring agricultural landscapes, using satellite imagery and space photos. The original method of building matrices of main land management problems helps present a real situation in all agro-climatic zones of Stavropol. The results and their analysis make it possible to develop and implement zonal integrated anti-erosion measures which have a positive impact on agricultural production, quality of agricultural landscapes, and ecology of the region.

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