Assessment of Evaluation Method of Soil Fertility Status in the Waeapo Plains, Buru District. Precisions mapping of paddy soil fertility status can improve the fertilization efficiency, optimize the productivity of rice, and minimize the risk of environmental degradation. Present recommendation fertilization of rice in Waeapo plain are typically uniform, not yet base on variability of soil fertility status, may cause low fertilizer efficiency. Study with the aim of testing the accuracy of some methods of evaluating soil fertility status (SFS) and identify limiting factor of soil fertility have been conducted on irrigated paddy soil in Waeapo plain, Buru. Five methods were tested including FAa’s method (1983), PPT’s method (1983) and three of Kyuma’s methods (2004), namely the status ofInherent potentiality (IP), organic matter and N status (OM), and available phosphate status (AP). The results showed that the IP-method of Kyuma (2004) had the highest positive correlation with rice productivity compared to the FAa and the PPT methods, so that selected as best method to assessing paddy soil fertility status of irrigated rice. The more parameters involved in the assessment of SFS evaluation, the more accurate and tends to increase. The land area of very low status ofIP-Kyuma was 18,813.76 ha (72.78 percent) and the low was 7,035.07 ha (27.22 percent). Increasingly soil properties are used as parameter to assessment of soil fertility status; tend to improve accuration result of evaluation. Main limiting factor of IP is [Ca+Mg].exch”K- exch,and CEC with very low until low class. Area of fertilizer recommendation in paddy soil on specific locations in Waeapo plain, Buru district forward should be based on evaluation of inherent potentiality of soil fertility status, and soil management to increase fertility is directed to fix the fertility limiting factor were found.  Oleh: Susanto Andriko Noto; Sunarmint BH; Radjaguguk B; Purwanto BH. (Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian Maluku; Universitas Gajah Mada (Indonesia)). Jurnal Pengkajian dan Pengembangan Teknologi Pertanian. Tahun 2011, v. 14(3) p. 197-216