SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.31 número4Calidad de postcosecha y vida de anaquel de chile verde (Capsicum annuum L.) cultivado bajo condiciones de campo abierto e invernaderoAgricultura urbana en la ciudad de Valdivia, Chile: Un proceso de asentamiento índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Idesia (Arica)

versión On-line ISSN 0718-3429


MEZA ALIAGA, Mónica  y  CASTRO CORREA, Carmen Paz. Erosion Susceptivility Associated with the Process of Agricultural Productive Conversion in the Semiarid Catchment of Quillota. V Region of Valparaiso, Chile. Idesia [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.4, pp.43-52. ISSN 0718-3429.

In the context of the agricultural productive conversion processes that have taken place in the northern and central regions of the country, fruit tree plantations have been established on hillsides and piedmont zones, often trespassing the morphodynamic thresholds advisable for productive use. This practice is granting the land a state of a greater susceptibility to erosion. By means of the model of Erosion Response Units (ERU) -Marker et al. 2001- a qualitative method that provides levels of erosion susceptibility considering the joint and analyzed variables of the system that influence this problem- the phenomenon of erodibility was examined based on the patterns of the process of conversion in the semiarid catchment of Quillota (32°52'0"S 71°16'0"W). The results showed that the soil -that was agriculturally converted associated to slop systems and alluvial cones- obtained low ero-dibility when they possess such characteristics as major vegetable density, minor gradient and south exposure; whereas the areas of major erodibility presented lower vegetable density, major gradient and north exposure. On the surfaces with minor and major erodibility handling practices like farming ridges in direction to the slope, contour terraces and hillsides with native vegetation were found; being the farming ridges those that caused the greatest erosion susceptibility.

Palabras clave : Erosion Response Units; handling practices; multi-criterion evaluation; geodynamic processes.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons