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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Zoning Of Apple Trees In Province Of Khorasan Razavi, Iran

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Mokhtar Karami, Mehdi Asadi



Zoning, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Khorasan Razavi, Geographical Information System (GIS).



The main objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of prone areas for apple cultivation in Razavi Khorasan province. Therefore, in this study, criteria and sub criteria were considered to determine suitable areas for growing apple trees, and due to the importance of data integration, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was selected to determine the weight of layers. The software ArcGIS version 10.2.2 was used to analyze the spatial and overlapping layers, after data analysis, in terms of growing apple trees, Razavi Khorasan province was divided into four levels: very good, good, average and bad. The results showed that suitable areas for growing apple trees in the studied area are located in the south, east, northeast and center of the province including Sarakhs, Neyshaboor, Gonabad and Kashmar stations with an area of over 4364789.32 hectares, which is about 48.34% of the total area of the province.



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