Agricultural Water Management
A section of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
The role of managing water—irrigation and rain—to sustain food production for an increasing world population and with changing environmental conditions, while preserving our natural resources, is a task confronting agriculturalists from many disciplines. Water quantity and quality is the common denominator that links every aspect of crop production, from sowing to harvest, and is key to developing best management practices that increase water and nutrient use efficiency.
The Section “Agricultural Water Management” will publish scientific contributions that advance our knowledge on the broad subject of water as it affects the many facets of agricultural production. Given the wide-ranging scope of water, we welcome original interdisciplinary research and review articles on irrigation technology (hardware and software), scheduling, and application methods to improve water and nutrient use efficiency. Furthermore, articles that address technologies for harvesting rain, quality of irrigation water, the relation between water use and crop yield, application of simulation models to cropping systems, and water conservation are encouraged. We invite articles that describe studies on spatial and temporal statistics and risk analysis to short- or long-term experiments that explore the management of water in agricultural production, and how the relationship between inputs and outputs is influenced by the water management of cropping systems.
Topical Advisory Panel
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Impact of Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management on Crop Yield and Water Use Efficiency (Deadline: 31 August 2022)
- Precision Water Management in Dryland Agriculture (Deadline: 20 October 2022)
- Simulation and Regulation Technology of Water and Salt Migration in Saline-alkali Dryland (Deadline: 20 November 2022)
- New Irrigation Strategies to Improve Crop Water Efficiency (Deadline: 20 December 2022)
- The Use and Management of Agricultural Irrigation Systems and Technologies (Deadline: 20 December 2022)