Comparison of soil physical properties and soil-vegetation indices to predict rice productivity in Malang Regency of East Java


  • Aditya Nugraha Putra Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University
  • S Sudarto Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University
  • Ananda Ginanthian Alpheratz Ridwan Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University
  • Aftomi Firman Aditama Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University
  • Sifa’ul Janahtin Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University



remote sensing, . rice productivity, soil index, soil physical properties, vegetation index


Rice has become the leading food commodity in Indonesia, with total production reached +54.60 million tons in 2019. However, the production tended to decrease by around 8% from 2018 to 2019, while the rice consumption increased by +1.53 tons. This study aims to develop a rice production estimation model using the soil-vegetation index transformation (MSAVI and SAVI) and soil physical properties, which has the advantage of being faster, cheaper, and more accurate than conventional methods. The soil physical properties were taken based on soil mapping units and analyzed with soil physical parameters. The results showed strong relationships between rice productivity - soil physical characteristics and rice productivity – MSAVI and EVI with r values of 0.97, 0.83, and 0.74, respectively. The soil physical properties have a better coefficient of determination and accuracy than soil-vegetation index. The prediction model of rice production by soil physical properties is formulated inward γ = -8.96+0.01 (Top Soil Sand) + 0.01 (Top Soil Silt) + 6.28 (Bulk Density) - 14.07 (Penetration) - 0.13 (Sub Soil Permeability). There is no difference in the productivity value between model and laboratory analysis result. These results indicate that the rice yield prediction model can be used for estimation purposes.

Author Biographies

Aditya Nugraha Putra, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University


S Sudarto, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University


Ananda Ginanthian Alpheratz Ridwan, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University


Aftomi Firman Aditama, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University


Sifa’ul Janahtin, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University



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Putra, A. N., Sudarto, S., Ridwan, A. G. A., Aditama, A. F., & Janahtin, S. (2021). Comparison of soil physical properties and soil-vegetation indices to predict rice productivity in Malang Regency of East Java. Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, 8(4), 2891–2901.



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