Special Issues

Agriculture runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Selected Papers from 1st International Online Conference on Agriculture - Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IOCAg2022)
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submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6541 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural science and technology; agricultural systems; agricultural production; smart farming and precision agriculture; sustainable agriculture; environmental impact
Detection and Identification of Transgenic Organisms in Agriculture
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submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7269 | Submission Open
Keywords: transgenic  organisms; genome editing; protein; biosensor; DNA; PCR; sequencing; identification; quantification; fast detection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Product Quality and Safety)
Perennial Grains and Oilseeds: Current Status and Future Prospects
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1353 | Submission Open
Keywords: breeding; genetics/genomics; cropping systems; ecological goods and services; agronomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Production)
Impacts of Pesticides on Soil and Environment
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4598 | Submission Open
Keywords: pesticide; soil; environmental fate; ecotoxicology; transport; absorption; degradation; risk assessment; remediation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture)
Advances in Genetics and Molecular Breeding of Crops
edited by and Yuchun Rao
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3968 | Submission Open
Keywords: molecular genetics and breeding; cell biology; genetic resource innovation; gene cloning; genome editing; abiotic stress tolerance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Genotype Evaluation and Breeding)
Biodiversity in Fruit Orchards
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4477 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable fruit production; cropping system; habitat structure; species richness; biodiversity conservation; companion plants; ecological upgrading; ecosystem services; functional agrobiodiversity; outcome assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture)
Role of Agriculture in Implementing Concept of Sustainable Food System submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1418 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable agriculture; organic farming; yield quality; conserving biodiversity; sustainable food production; sustainable food consumption; sustainable processing practices; rational utilization of by-products; sustainable practices in food distribution; food security
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Systems and Management)
Application of Genetics and Genomics in Livestock Production submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 12933 | Submission Open
Keywords: genomics; phenomics; gene expression; gene editing; customised applications for livestock producers; ongoing limitations and challenges
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Agroforestry Planning submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5144 | Submission Open
Keywords: land use management; ecological interactions; ecosystem services
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Systems and Management)
Soil Borne Plant Pathogens: New Insights on Sustainable Control and Agronomic Implications
edited by , and Ivana Castello
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6208 | Submission Open
Keywords: soil borne plant pathogens; soil suppressiveness; biological control means; crops yield; product quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds)
Computer Vision for Intelligent Crop Identification and Crop Protection
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6104 | Submission Open
Keywords: computer vision; crop plant signaling; automatic system; robot– plant interaction; high-throughput phenotyping; machine learning; image segmentation; plant detection; physiology of crops and weeds; monitoring and control of diseases; pests and weeds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
Animal Hygiene on Farms - Realising Animal Health Prevention
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 12795 | Submission Open
Keywords: hygiene; animal welfare; animal health; antibiotics; antimicrobials; livestock management; disease prevention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Sustainable Utilization of Humic Substances and Organic Waste in Green Agriculture
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5398 | Submission Open
Keywords: humic substances; organic waste; sustainable agriculture; organic/inorganic nutrients; plant growth; soil quality; fertilizer value; waste management; environment; toxicity; pathogens; organic contaminants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Systems and Management)
Molecular Markers and Marker-Assisted Breeding in Wheat
edited by , Dongcheng Liu and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5325 | Submission Open
Keywords: wheat; molecular markers; marker assisted breeding; yield improvement; disease resistance; quality improvement; resilience to climate change; human food security
(This special issue belongs to the Section Genotype Evaluation and Breeding)
Optimizing Grain Yield and Water Use Efficiency in Maize Production
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 10794 | Submission Open
Keywords: maize; grain yield; water use efficiency; varieties; cultural practices; irrigation schedule; irrigation method; soil moisture evaporation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Production)
Application of Robots and Automation Technology in Agriculture submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3605 | Submission Open
Keywords: robotics; monitoring; IoT; decision support; automation; autonomous robots
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
Design and Application of Agricultural Equipment in Tillage System submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 21 articles | Viewed by 21647 | Submission Open
Keywords: primary tillage tools; secondary tillage tools; discrete element method (DEM); finite element method (FEM); agricultural machinery design; optimization; automation; sensor technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
Breeding, Genetics and Safety Production of Dairy Cattle
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submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5802 | Submission Open
Keywords: milk fat traits; gene regulation network construction; gene expression; epigenetic; circRNA; lincRNA miRNA; mRNA
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Application of Novel Approaches for Prediction, Detection, and Prevention of Animal Anomalies in Livestock Facilities submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3752 | Submission Open
Keywords: precision livestock farming; environmental control; airflow distribution; computational fluid dynamics; animal stress; animal behavior; environmental hazard emission; IoT; deep learning; sensors; computer vision; big data; modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Digital Agriculture)
Soil Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4937 | Submission Open
Keywords: greenhouse gas; soil management; global warming potential; soil organic carbon; soil nitrogen; carbon dioxide; methane; nitrous oxide; fertilization; cropping system; tillage operation; soil amendment; crop productivity; environment; climate change; soil properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Soils)
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics in Agriculture
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5084 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental and natural resource economics; climate change; global warming; ecosystem services; resource conservation and sustainability; pollution mitigation; benefit valuation; ecological economics; renewable and nonrenewable energy; emissions trading
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management)
Agricultural Products Processing and Postharvest Storage
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7154 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural products; novel techniques; processing; preservation; quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
Crop Cultivation Physiology and Farmland Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
edited by and Hao Zhang
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 714 | Submission Open
Keywords: crop management; crop physiology; crop yield; greenhouse gas emissions; soil carbon storage; climate change; mitigation options; physiological mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Production)
New Innovations in Animal Vaccine Technologies
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 147 | Submission Open
Keywords: vaccine innovations; epitope selection; broad and long-lasting protection; adjuvants; vaccine delivery; in silico interaction simulation; local and systemic immunity stimulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Analysis of Disease Resistance Mechanism Mediated by Gene Expression in Cereal Crop
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 117 | Submission Open
Keywords: disease resistance genes; fine mapping; GWAS; signaling pathway; gene pyramiding molecular breeding
(This special issue belongs to the Section Genotype Evaluation and Breeding)
Grapevine Disease and Disease Management: Challenges, Approaches and Perspectives
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1927 | Submission Open
Keywords: grapevine; disease; fungi; bacteria; phytoplasma; virus; control; management; plant resistance; biological control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds)
Application of Spectroscopy and Sensor Technology in Agricultural Products
edited by Ahmed Mustafa Rady and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7218 | Submission Open
Keywords: spectroscopy; hyperspectral imaging; multispectral imaging; computer vision; ultrasonic; sensor fusion; machine learning; deep learning; postharvest technology; handling; sorting; IoT; smart agriculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
New Irrigation Strategies to Improve Crop Water Efficiency
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 436 | Submission Open
Keywords: irrigation strategies; crop water efficiency; water resources; irrigated agriculture; water-saving techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Water Management)
Biological Control Strategies for Fungal Plant Pathogens submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4152 | Submission Open
Keywords: biocontrol agents; disease control; fungicides; plant diseases; plant pathogens; disease management; microorganisms; biological control; pathogenic fungi
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds)
Agricultural Local Development, Social Anthropology, and Economic Activities
edited by Alvydas Baležentis, and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 6601 | Submission Open
Keywords: rural development; agricultural systems; resources; resilience; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management)
Model-Assisted and Computational Plant Phenotyping submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1821 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant phenotyping; crop model; functional plant phenotyping; crop growth model; functional-structural plant models; abiotic stress resistance; resource use efficiency; yield
(This special issue belongs to the Section Digital Agriculture)
Dairy Cow Nutrition and Milk Quality
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7685 | Submission Open
Keywords: dairy cow; animal welfare; milk production; milk quality; bioactive compounds; human health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Effects of Pesticides and Nanoparticles on Non-target Organisms: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Decision-Making submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 153 | Submission Open
Keywords: pesticide; nanoparticles; ecotoxicology; adverse effects; biomarkers; mixture toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Soils)
Crop Productivity in Arid Regions and under Climate Change
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 836 | Submission Open
Keywords: arid regions; water stress; changes in crop production; narrow adaptation of genotypes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture)
Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Horticultural Crops
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 9097 | Submission Open
Keywords: Fruit storage; Environment; Fruit damage and quality parameter; Genotypes; High-density orchard; Mechanical harvest; Preharvest practices; Postharvest practices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Technology)
The Use and Management of Agricultural Irrigation Systems and Technologies submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4716 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart irrigation; agro-hydrological models; evapotranspiration models; soil-water monitoring; soil health; automatic and remote-controlled systems for irrigation; irrigation with marginal water.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Water Management)
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Rice submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4521 | Submission Open
Keywords: rice; genetics; genomics; breeding; nutrition; abiotic stress; yield; quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Production)
Urban Agriculture: Production, Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 515 | Submission Open
Keywords: peri-urban agriculture; urban food systems; controlled-environment agriculture; diversified farming; small-scale food production; aquaponics; hydroponics; regional food systems; high-tunnel systems; protected cultivation; indoor farming systems; ecosystem services; food miles; efficiency; economic growth; cost– benefit considerations; resource management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Systems and Management)
Sensors and Remote Sensing in Precision Horticulture submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 251 | Submission Open
Keywords: precision horticulture; yield monitor; quality monitor; agricultural decision support systems (AgriDSS); remote sensing applications; proximal sensors; artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methodologies; internet of Things (IoT); variable-rate input applications; automated machinery and agricultural robots
(This special issue belongs to the Section Digital Agriculture)
Precision Water Management in Dryland Agriculture
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 12180 | Submission Open
Keywords: dryland agriculture; irrigation management; model simulations; Internet of Things (IoT); decision support system
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Water Management)
Bioactive Compounds in Agricultural Products and Their Functional Characteristics
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3194 | Submission Open
Keywords: phytochemicals; aging; chronic diseases; enrichment; novel processing methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Product Quality and Safety)
Welfare, Behavior and Health of Farm Animals submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1593 | Submission Open
Keywords: horses; cattle; pig; poultry; veterinary medicine; health; disease; welfare; farm production; biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Degradation of Rainfed Agricultural Soils: Impacts and Monitoring submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 439 | Submission Open
Keywords: mediterranean agricultural soils; semiarid agricultural soils; dryland farming; soil organic carbon loss; soil erosion impacts on farming; soil salinization impacts on farming; satellite-scale monitoring of soil degradation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Soils)
Advances in Molecular Genetics in Domestic Animals submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2002 | Submission Open
Keywords: molecular genetics; genetic marker systems; genetic characterization; Sequencing; analytical software; genomic selection; phylogenetics; genetic improvement; animal production; farm animal genetic resources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Long Term Agronomical, Physiological and Environmental Implications of Biochar Use in Agricultural Soils submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5256 | Submission Open
Keywords: Biochar; Biochar blends; Soil amendment; Fertilizer; Rhizosphere; Potential Harmful Elements (PHEs); Nutrients; Plant ecophysiology; Plant phenology; Biowaste; Composted biochar; Soil; Carbon; Modelling; SOC; Long Term Experiment; Long Term Experiment Platform (LTEP); Phytohormones; Bio-stimulants; Macro e microbiota; Soil hydrology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Soils)
Agricultural Safety and Health Culture submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5133 | Submission Open
Keywords: agriculture; health; safety; environment; welfare; economic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management)
Advances in Crop Protection in Organic Farming System submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6435 | Submission Open
Keywords: basic substances; beneficial microorganisms; biodiversity; copper replace; elicitors; organic crops; plant health; plant growth strengtheners; non-chemical methods of plant protection; weed control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds)
Farm Animals Rumen Digestion, Nutrition and Feed Management submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 755 | Submission Open
Keywords: ruminant nutrition; forages and crops; additives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Farm Animal Production)
Agriculture and COVID-19: Assessing the Footprint of the Pandemic on the Production and Consumption Patterns of Agricultural Products and Food
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submission deadline 25 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1965 | Submission Open
Keywords: productivity; precision farming; international trade; logistics; E-trade; consumer behaviour
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management)
Genetic Diversity of Medicinal and Aromatic Crop
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submission deadline 25 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1656 | Submission Open
Keywords: genetic polymorphism; medicinal herb; wild medicinal and aromatic plants; cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants; molecular markers; nuclear markers; chloroplast markers; population structure; cultivars; chemotypes; haplotypes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Genotype Evaluation and Breeding)
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