Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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Covering more than 200,000 rai , agricultural land around Bangkok has been put to various uses for more than 300 years. The types of plants grown there have changed over time, and some planting is close to communities. As a result, points worth studying are how this land still exists, what causes the planting of new plant species to replace existing ones, which species can thrive in a suburban area like this, and which species should be promoted in this area. The study is conducted by means of comparing the location of this area with the theory of locating ideal agricultural land, the theory of succession and the existence of communities. The findings will benefit planning to conserve urban green areas. The study reveals that the existence of this land results from economic conditions, types of plants, and the environment. The sequence of agricultural existence ranges from orchids, grass land, kaffir lime vegetables, aquatic plants, flowering plants, paddy fields, and oranges to livestock Traditional orchards cannot survive because of economic factors. The pattern of agricultural succession is moving out of the urban center. Paddy fields and livestock are at the outer edge of this land because of low turnover. However, the area for growing orchids can be expanded in every direction. Elderly labor and labor from the outskirts of Bangkok support the existence of this area. In addition, there are fewer pests in this area so it is ideal for planting pesticide free vegetables. To maintain the existence of this land, it is recommended that bypasses be controlled or adapted so that they are not connected to this area. The disposal of sewage from residences should be strictly controlled. Rivers and other water resources should be revived. The agricultural land adjacent to the city such as the agricultural areas in Bang Ramat and in Saphan Sung.

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